Dec. 3, 2021- Jan. 22, 2022
Philomath Open Studios Tour (POST) is a longstanding annual tradition. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the live, in-person, studio tours were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. At the Philomath Museum, however, we are open and exhibiting the works of artists who regularly participate in POST to celebrate their resiliency and creative spirit.
Jan. 28 – March 5, 2022
At https://imaginethefuture.global/ we are all “invited to paint a picture of the future we need – to really envision it – and delineate the critical steps necessary to get there”. Artists were encouraged to submit art relating to a vision of the future and any theme that feels right: environment, social justice, war and peace, location, community, family, or ___________.
Selected artists include Phil Coleman, Sabra Comins, Genece Cupp, Ramiro Diaz, Jan Dymond, Linda J. Edwards, Brian Egan, Leslie Green, Nancy Helmsworth, Vicki Idema, Karen Kreamer, Mary McDermott, Kate McGee, June Nissinen, Ralf Huber & Asante Riverwind, Judith Sander, Peggy Sharrow and JoAnne Walstad.
March 11 – April 9, 2022
2022 marks the 40th Anniversary exhibition of Philomath student art. This exhibition is Philomath Museum’s “Longest running tradition”.
April 15 – May 28, 2022
Regional artists, Pam Serra-Wenz and Bill Shumway, have been painting water images featured in their Two Water Ways exhibition series for several years. The Benton County Historical Museum hosts their fourth exhibition, which includes many new works completed during the pandemic.
June 3, 2022 – July 16, 2022
The 2022 Colored Pencil Society of America District Chapter 201 annual exhibition will be held June 3-July 16, 2022 at the Philomath Museum. The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) is a non-profit which was founded in 1990 dedicated to artists working in colored pencil. Shortly after it was established, CPSA decided to build a network of local district chapters throughout the country to reach out to its members on a more personal level. District Chapter 201 primarily serves Oregon and southern Washington.
July 22-Sept. 3, 2022
This juried exhibition consists of contemporary art quilts created by members of the Studio Art Quilt Association’s (SAQA) Oregon region. SAQA is dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. 21 artists who documented their artwork over a period of 6 months are featured. Juror for this project was Holly Brackmann, a Professor Emerita of Textiles and Art History at Mendocino College in Ukiah, California.
Sept 9 – Oct. 22, 2021
Details to be announced.
Oct. 28, 2022 – Jan. 14, 2023
Details to be announced.
Nov. 19, 2021-May 7, 2022
“Picturing Women Inventors” is a Smithsonian poster exhibition that showcases the breakthroughs, motivations, and challenges nineteen women encountered while pursuing their goals as inventors. We have added another twenty-one American women inventors with artifacts from the BCHS collection to represent their stories.
May 13 – Sept. 10, 2022
The "Consumer Culture" exhibition at the Philomath Museum exemplifies changes in the patterns of consumption in Benton County, Oregon, over the past century. The objects and photographs in this exhibition were selected from the museum collection to represent themes related to marketing, consumption and cultural identity.
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.
Bruce the Moose, Jim the Fix’r sign, and story of John Horner, founder of the former Horner Museum, are featured in the lobby.
February 18 - July 3, 2022
Nationally renowned artist and OSU art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of those on death row in Oklahoma. This is the first exhibition of the final 200 pieces in this series. In a 2020 artist’s statement Green wrote “For me, a final meal request humanizes death row.” They originally intended to continue this body of work until capital punishment is abolished, but announced that it would end at 1,000 plates after a cancer diagnosis. Green passed away in October 2021.
Oregon State University’s “Major Arcana” 2022 BFA graduation exhibition is at the Corvallis Museum from May 19 – June 17. The Corvallis Museum is located at 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, Oregon.
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.
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.
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.
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.