The Jordan schnitzer museum of art at the university of oregon

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art // 2014


The historic Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1990s, Jordan Schnitzer became the major donor to its renovation and expansion. The museum reopened in 2005, featuring expanded gallery space, educational facilities, a café, museum store, lecture hall, reception hall and outdoor courtyards.

Current Exhibitions

Barker Gallery

Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational | January 19 - May 12, 2019

This collaboration between the JSMA and the George D. Green Art Institute celebrates recent work by over forty artists who began their creative careers in Oregon during the 1960s and ’70s.

Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Gallery

Qosqo, Entre El Pasado Y El Presente: Photography in Cusco 1895-1945 | February 16 - May 19, 2019

Qosqo, entre el pasado y el presente: Photography in Cusco 1895-1945, is a portrait of a city and a culture at the dawn of the modern era, drawn from the work of nine photographers who lived in the Cusco region. Subjects range from Inca sites to romanticized evocations of Peru’s indigenous past.

Soreng Gallery

Reflections of the Cosmic Web: Intricate Patterns in Daoist Art | May 19, 2018 - June 17, 2019

JSMA founder Gertrude Bass Warner lived in China for many years, amassing a collection with special interest in art of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). She bequeathed enviable riches to the museum, among them some with fine Daoist iconography. Next to the teachings of Confucius, Daoism is one of the two indigenous philosophical traditions of China that have evolved over more than 2,000 years.

Vibrance and Serenity: Art of Japanese Nō Traditional Theatre | August 18, 2018 - July 7, 2019

This installation introduces the history and performance of Nō theater using selected prints by TSUKIOKA Kōgyo (1869-1927) recently donated to the museum by Elizabeth Moyer and Michael Powanda. Established in the fourteenth century, Nō (sometimes spelled Noh) is one of Japan’s oldest and most revered theatrical forms.

Morris Graves Gallery

Korda y el espíritu de la Revolución cubana (Korda and the Spirit of the Cuban Revolution) | March 2 - July 21, 2019

The exhibition features a selection of some of the most iconic images that symbolize the ideals of the Cuban Revolution by internationally renowned photographer Alberto Fernando Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda, or simply Korda (1928-2001).

Graceful Fortitude: The Spirit of Korean Women | November 17, 2018 -  August 4, 2019

This installation introduces art created by, for, and/or about Korean women and features paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, lacquer, furniture, and personal adornments dating from the twelfth through the twenty-first centuries. It also includes recently acquired works by contemporary Korean women artists AHN Seongmin, NA Suyeon, and PARK So Eun, among others.

Flor y canto: Diego Rivera’s La ofrenda and Rufino Tamayo’s Perro aullando a la luna | September 22, 2018 - August 25, 2019

Beginning this fall, visitors to the JSMA will have the unique opportunity to see two masterworks by these internationally acclaimed painters—Rivera’s 1931 painting La ofrenda (The Offering) and Tamayo’s 1942 painting Perro aullando a la luna (Dog Howling at the Moon).

Expressions of Design | October 24, 2018 to October 13, 2019

The fall 2018 rotation of the Margo Grant Walsh collection explores the principles of design with a broad range of metalwork selections, including tableware. Co-curated by Tom Bonamici, instructor in Product Design, and new JSMA extern Caroline Phillips, the installation supports several courses in the College of Design’s Product Design area.

John and Ethel MacKinnon Gallery

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe | March 30 - November 10, 2019

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred

Recent Press


Enrique Chagoya led an artist's talk at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon on October 15th, 2015. The lecture was in conjunction with the exhibition "Adventures of Modernist Cannibals," drawn from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Sara Turner and Victoria Reis are two student employees at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art discuss why student should be involved with the museum and the benefits they will receive. The museum is currently hosting the National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, Transatlanticism, and other exhibits.