2020 Schedule of Exhibitions

Rip Cronk Retrospective

Nov. 15, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020

Retrospective art exhibition representing the career of artist and muralist Rip Cronk


The Art of Work      

Jan. 17 – Feb. 29, 2020
Collaboration with AAAg

Art of Work is a collaborative exhibition featuring art from the permanent collections of both Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences' Art About Agriculture program and Benton County Historical Society.  The artwork chosen for the exhibition represent industries such as gardening, farming, cattle production, timber management, mining, scientific research, boat building, shipping and fishing.

Art by Darrel Austin, Rich Bergeman, Louis Bunce, Sally Cleveland, Jonnel Covault, Jon Jay Cruson, Sally Finch, Bernice Forest, Martina Gangle, Pamela Harr, Albert Hencke, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Betty LaDuke, Michael Lawrence, Charles M. Leach,  W. F. McIlwraith, Eldon R. “Ole” Olin, Louis C. Raymond, Nelson Sandgren, Frances Stilwell, Hugh Webb and Leslie Wu will be included in the exhibition.


Monterey Jazz Festival Posters by Earl Newman         

March 13-May 9, 2020

Silkscreen artist Earl Newman has designed and produced Monterey Jazz Festival posters every year since 1963. Unlike mass-produced machine prints, each silk-screen print is made by hand.  Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, March 13,  5:00-7:00pm, at the Philomath Museum (1101 Main Street).


Art: the 4th ‘R’


38th annual “Art: The Fourth ‘R’” exhibition featuring Philomath K-12 student art has been cancelled


Soap Creek Artisans and Friends         


Art exhibition featuring the artists from the Soap Creek region of Benton County, and their invited guest artists.  Details TBA


No Shrinking Violets     

June 26-August 8, 2020

Purple is passionate, opulent, over-the-top, regal, assertive, luxurious, mysterious, expensive, and fantastical.  It's the color of women's suffrage, Roman emperors, noble sacrifice in battle, as well as the color of princes and wizards.  The artists of High Fiber Diet (fiber and fabric artists of NW Oregon and SW Washington) have created "No Shrinking Violets" to speak their passions with a prevalent color of purple.


Flow of Woven Light     

August 14-Sept 19, 2020

Digital weavings by Joan Truckenbrod. Details TBA