Future Exhibition Schedule

Philomath Museum: Moreland Gallery

Vince Zettler Retrospective

Sept 9 – Oct. 22, 2022
Reception: Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, 5-7pm

Vince Zettler is a master weaver, artist, teacher, arts administrator, and retired special educator and autism specialist. He has been exhibiting artwork in Oregon since the mid-1970s. This exhibition will explore his career and the different mediums he has worked in.

Philomath Open Studios Tour (POST)

Oct. 28, 2022 – Jan. 14, 2023

Philomath-area artists present an exhibition of diverse art at the Philomath Museum. Preview the art of 23 artists at the Philomath Museum, then visit them at ten studios in the Philomath area. Visit http://www.philomathopenstudios.com/ for a map and details. Please join us for a reception on October 28, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm.

Participating artists include Dominique Bachelet, Chris Bentley, Phil Coleman, Dale Donovan, Gale Everett, Debi Lyn Friedlander, Mark Gillespie, Anthony Gordon, Jeff Gunn, Kristin Lee Hager, Linda Herd, Carol Houk, Ann Lahr, Jean Lawrence, Kate McGee, Kris Mitchell, Sara Morrissey, Beth Rietveld, Merrill Sommers, Debby Sundbaum-Sommers, Leslie Tejada, Steve Terhune, and Justin Wolford.

Seven Years/Seven Decades

Jan. 20 – March 11, 2023

Photographer Nancy Hill asked children under seven and adults over 70 “What three things matter most to you?”.  This photographic exhibition represents the people and stories that people young and old shared with Hill.

Nancy Hill reflects “I came away from this project with my own list of what’s important. At the top of that list is the importance of connecting with others in general, but in particular with those who have lived long lives. Do not let these people disappear quietly into their homes. Draw them out, engage them in conversation, and learn from them.” Read more about the process of creating this exhibition at https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2016/07/18/three-things-that-matter-most-in-youth-and-old-age.

Art: the 4th ‘R’

March 17 – April 15, 2023

2023 “Art: the 4th ‘R’” marks the 41st anniversary exhibition of Philomath K-12 student art at the Philomath Museum. This exhibition is Philomath Museum’s “Longest running tradition”.

How We Grow Our Food

April 21 – June 3, 2023

In 2018 a group of nine Willamette Valley artists joined together to form a collaboration to create art that focuses on the importance of “How We Grow Our Food”. The exhibition seeks to use art to show our diverse community how food is grown. This is something many people seldom or never see, and often don’t appreciate. “How We Grow Our Food” artwork has been shown at galleries in Silverton, Keizer and Salem, including at the Oregon State Capitol.

Corvallis Art Guild

June 9 – July 22, 2022

Group art exhibition

Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild

July 28 – Sept. 9, 2023

Group quilt exhibition

A Sense of Place in the Pacific Northwest
by Greg Pfarr

Sept. 15 – Nov. 4, 2023

Etchings and paintings from four trips to Alaska starting in 2014 and also etchings of the Oregon Cascades, Mount Rainier and the Canadian Rockies.

Philomath Museum: First Floor Gallery

Roots of Wisdom: Native knowledge. Shared science.

Sept. 16 – November 26, 2022

Smithsonian-produced, exhibition of banners featuring stories of ecological and cultural restoration from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Tulalip Tribes, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Native Hawaiians.

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. was developed, produced, and circulated by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.
Roots of Wisdom

 Maxtivity Creative Space Art Caper

Dec. 2, 2022 – Jan. 7, 2023

This exhibition is a partnership between Maxtivity, RemarkableArts™, and Conundrum House™ with Willamette Valley artists weaving together commissioned contemporary art and art created "in the style of" WWII era of modern European artists. This year-long partnership culminates in Maxtivity's first annual New Year's Eve fundraiser called, "The Hayter Art Caper." This exciting, live-action role-playing mystery adventure and art auction held on December 31, 2022 should not be missed!

The sale of these original commissioned pieces benefit both the individual artists, Maxtivity Creative Space, and the Benton County Historical Society & Museums.

Water Works

Jan. 13, 2023 - TBD

Water: we can’t live without it. “Water Works” is an exhibition about water that features artifacts from the Benton County Historical Society artifact collection. Themes of the exhibition include sources of water, acquiring water, and using water for personal needs, industry, transportation, recreation and as habitat for wildlife.

Corvallis Museum

Ann and Ron Marek Gallery

Bruce the Moose, Jim the Fix’r sign, and story of John Horner, founder of the former Horner Museum, are featured in the lobby.

Fred and Mary Brauti Gallery

Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild

July 15 - Oct. 2, 2022

A chapter of the national Modern Quilt Guild, whose mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community. We have worked with the Marys River Quilt Guild for years, and have invited other fiber arts groups to show with us in the past. We’re excited to have modern quilts on display in our new modern museum!

Fire, Fury, & Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom by Betty LaDuke

Oct. 7, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Reception: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 2-4pm. Presentation by Betty LaDuke at 2:00.

"Alone in my Oregon studio the world rushes in and I have a compelling need to give form to the local and global events reshaping our lives. They are Climate Change, the Pandemic, Border Crossings, and Social Justice.  How have these events affected us, our families and communities? How can we each express our pain, resilience and hope? Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom became my response." - Betty LaDuke

Please join Calyx magazine in ekphrastic appreciation of the artist Betty LaDuke. Visit the show and write your response. Details at https://www.calyxpress.org/betty-laduke-exhibition/

Collins Family Education & Event Space

Selected Photos from the BCHS Archive


Mary C. Verhoeven Gallery

Hats & Chairs

The Benton County Historical Society’s collections include 798 hats and 159 chairs. Hats & Chairs is an artistic display of carefully-chosen pairs of familiar and unusual pieces of furniture and headwear. Each has a story to tell and many of these objects represent broader themes in our shared histories.

James and Ashnah Plunkett & Wayne and Verlyne Phillips Galleries

A College Town

This exhibition features some surprising artifacts that were formerly held at Oregon State University’s Horner Museum. Some of those objects were donated to the Horner Museum by members of the public. Others were donated to the museum by OSU’s academic departments for posterity. Come see an 1850s scale from the U.S. Mint, ephemera from the 1942 OSU vs. Duke Rose Bowl, and remnants of student life at OSU.

The exhibition also features art from the BCHS collection that was created by OSU faculty, including Gordon Gilkey, Paul Gunn, Robert Huck, Demetrious Jameson, John Maul, Emanuel Piladakis, John Rock, Nelson Sandgren, Allen Q. Wong and Phyllis Yes.

Peter and Rosalie Johnson Gallery

Benton County

Take a walk around all of Benton County in a geographical representation of the place we call home. Objects and photos have been selected to represent communities from Monroe to Summit, from Alsea to North Albany, and places in between.

Ann and Bill Smart Pocket Gallery

Glowing Rocks

One of the most popular exhibitions in the Horner Museum was the Glowing Rocks. These time-honored favorites have been rehoused in the Corvallis Museum in an interactive exhibition case that will delight young and old.