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Lecture: The New (Old) Image Wars: Rethinking Image and Violence after ParisDr. Anna Marazuela Kim, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:30 PM


Faces of Haiti: Leaders of the Haitian Revolution in 19th Century European Visual CultureDr. Grégory Pierrot, Assistant Professor of English, University of Connecticut at Stamford

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 PM

Institutionalizing Otherness: Outsider Artists and Art HistoryAlisa Alexander, PhD Candidate, UC Santa Barbara, and Willamette University graduate (2010)

Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 7:30 PM

The Upward and the Downward Path: Art and the 'Isness' of ThingsDr. Douglass Merrell, Independent Scholar

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:30 PM

Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture, Transplanting China on the Global StageDr. Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:30 PM


Conservation, Conservation Science, and Conservation Ethics Dr. Bill Wei, Senior Conservation Scientist, Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 7:30 PM

The Heart of the Millennial KingdomRead McFaddin, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture

Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:30 PM

Form, Matter, Surface: Surrealist Aesthetics Between Virtuality and MaterialityDr. Joyce Cheng, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Oregon. Sponsored by the Willamette University Art History Department.

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:00 PM

Roger Hull Lectures on Manuel Izquierdo

Friday, January 18, 2013, 5:00 PM


Travels in Ecotopia: Umberto Eco and The Da Vinci CodeDr. Douglass Merrell, Independent Scholar

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:30 PM

The Afterimage of TragedyDr. Darby English, University of Chicago Art History Department

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 PM

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Greek and Roman Artworks Travel to Oregon!Dr. Ann M. Nicgorski, Willamette University, Department of Art History

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 PM

From Macro to Micro: Snuff Bottles and the Qianlong CourtProf. Kevin Greenwood, Instructor of Asian Art History, Willamette University

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4:15 PM

Sacred Art from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of IstanbulDr. Ron Marchese, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Wednesday, Sept 26, 2012 7:30 PM

Art, Architecture and Imperialism at Beijing's Lama TempleProf. Kevin Greenwood, Instructor of Asian Art History, Willamette University

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 7:30 PM


Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture, Paul Thek: Notes from the UndergroundDr. George Baker, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

Monday, November 7, 2011, 7:30 PM

Rouault’s Miserere: a Meditation on Suffering and HopeDr. Soo Yun Kang, Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Design, Chicago State University

Monday, November 7, 2011, 7:30 PM

Timeless RenaissanceHallie Ford Museum of Art will present “Timeless Renaissance: Italian Drawings from the Alessandro Maggiori Collection.” Organized by Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos, the exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse of Count Maggiori and the historical importance of his collection during the Napoleonic occupation of Italy.

August 13 to November 6, 2011

Lines of Attention: Collecting Drawings in Europe, 1500-1800In conjunction with its current exhibition, "Timeless Renaissance: Italian Drawings from the Alessandro Maggiori Collection," a major symposium will bring some of the foremost Renaissance and Baroque art historians in the United States to Salem to lecture on different aspects of collecting drawings in Europe, 1500-1800. The purpose of the symposium is to help contextualize the drawing collection of Alessandro Maggiori.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gallery talks and teacher workshopThe museum will present gallery talks each Tuesday afternoon from 12:30-1 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Nov. 1. In addition, student-guided tours of the exhibition will be offered on Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 8, 29 and Nov. 5 beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free.