Current Exhibitions

The Benton County Historical Society & Museum hosts diverse art and history exhibitions in two exhibition halls at the Philomath, Oregon, museum campus.

The Moreland Auditorium serves as both a fine art gallery and a tasteful community gathering venue.

Rip Cronk Retrospective

Nov. 19, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020

Benton County Historical Society’s Philomath Museum will host a retrospective of artwork by Rip Cronk from November 15, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2020.

Rip Cronk creates powerful imagery using diverse artistic styles and mediums. Artwork in this exhibition include evocative reflections on culture, humanity, art history, nature and the human form. Some works may not be suitable for all audiences.

Rip Cronk’s murals adorn city walls from Honolulu to Switzerland. His diverse studio work includes pencil drawings, watercolors, acrylic and airbrush art. Recent public works in the Benton County area include murals at Linn-Benton Community College, Crescent Valley High School and downtown Corvallis. 

Moreland Gallery

Circa 1920: Roaring Into The Modern Age

“Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age” is an 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.

First Floor Gallery

*Exhibition dates are subject to change. Please call (541) 929-6230 to confirm current exhibition schedule.