2018 Exhibition Schedule

Things Come Apart

Oct. 28, 2017-Jan. 20, 2018

"Things Come Apart" is a traveling exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, Things Come Apart reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of dozens of objects explore how things are designed and made and how technology has evolved over time.

As a visual investigation of design and engineering, Things Come Apart also celebrates classic examples of industrial design like the sewing machine, the mechanical pencil, and the telescope. Additionally, the exhibition explores ideas about reuse, repair, and recycling.

Learn more about it at https://www.sites.si.edu/s/topic/0TO36000000L5MtGAK/things-come-apart



Jan. 26 – March 3, 2018  

Ted Chapman (1929 - 2017) and Ted Porter (1908 - 2004) were Oregon woodworkers who devoted much of their retirement years to mastering their arts. Both Chapman and Porter occasionally gave away pieces of their art to family or friends, but most of their bodies of work remained as intact collections. Porter donated his collection to the Horner Museum in 1986. While the Benton County Historical Society owns one piece of Chapman’s work, most of the pieces exhibited are on loan from Chapman’s family.

Photos of the artwork are available in a print-on-demand catalog at http://www.blurb.com/b/8165145-ted (not all pieces are represented in the catalog).


Circa 1920: Roaring Into The Modern Age

Opened Feb. 9, 2018

“Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age” is a 2018 exhibition at Benton County Museum, in Philomath, Oregon. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences of life in America 100 years ago as illustrated through the objects in our museum collections.


Beyond Words

March 9 – April 14, 2018

Beyond Words is an exhibition built through collaboration and the creative response of visual artists and musicians to the poetry collection “First Draft: Erratic Musings of a Wanna-be Poet” by Terri Thomas.


36th Annual “Art the 4th ‘R’”

April 20 – May 19, 2018

The 36th Annual “Art the 4th ‘R’” exhibition will showcase recent artwork by Philomath School district students K-12.


Leslie Green Retrospective

May 25 – July 7, 2018 

Leslie Green’s Retrospective exhibition represents her long career and broad talents including both 2d and 3d artwork including, raku, stoneware wall pieces, and acrylic paintings and mono-prints. Art reception will be held on 6/1/2018.


Fresh! Corvallis Art Guild

July 13 – August 18, 2018

Lunch Bunch: Artists and Friends

August 23 – Sept. 29, 2018

A group art exhibition featuring Lee Kitzman, Earl Newman, Rip Cronk, Vince Zettler, Bill Siebler and Ken Haines.


Painting Oregon’s Harvest: The Art of Kathy Deggendorfer

Oct. 5 – Dec. 29, 2018

Features vibrant watercolors that depict Oregon agricultural production.  Loan from Oregon’s High Desert Museum.