Current Exhibitions

Philomath Museum: Moreland Gallery

Vince Zettler 50 Year Retrospective

Sept 9 – Oct. 22, 2022

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 explores his career and the different mediums he has worked in.

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

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!

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.

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