150 Years of Oregon Art

January 6, 2009 - February 28, 2009

In 2009, in celebration of Oregon's Sesquicentennial, Benton County Historical Society and Museum presented an exhibition of art from the museum's collection.

It included two-dimensional and three-dimensional art by noted artists such as John Leo Fairbanks, Gordon Gilkey, Paul Gunn Wayne Taysom and artists hired during the Great Depression through the Works Progress Administration such as Louis Bunce and Darrel Austin.


Art: The Fourth 'R'

March 6, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Benton County Historical Museum's longest running tradition. Philomath School District students K-12 exhibit their artwork.


Karen Illman Miller: The Art of Katazome

May 1 - June 13, 2009



Home Is Where The Art Is

June 19 - August 22, 2009

Benton County Historical Society presented Home Is Where The Art Is, an exhibition of decorative art from the Museum's vast collection. In the decorative arts, artists enrich our environment by embellishing everyday household objects. Decorative arts including silver, glass, ceramics, textiles and furniture are the emphasis of the exhibition. Many of the historic objects on display came to BCHS from the Horner Museum in Corvallis and had not been seen publicly for decades.


County Quilters Celebrate Oregon 150

August 28 - October 17, 2009

During the month of September Benton County, Oregon became Quilt County, presenting simultaneous quilt exhibitions in venues throughout Corvallis and Philomath.

The Benton County Historical Museum celebrated Quilt County and Oregon's 150th Birthday with a juried quilt exhibition in Moreland Auditorium Gallery. The theme of the exhibition was "Celebrating Oregon's Heritage".


Artist Retrospective: Carol Chapel

October 30 - January 8, 2010