Up, Up, and Away

“Up, Up, and Away”, a year-long exhibition about the history of flight, is scheduled to be open from November 6, 2015 through November 5, 2016.

See artifacts and learn stories about the past century of manned flight.  Themes in the exhibition include ballooning, kites, helicopters, toys, and early development of the airplane and its evolution through the 20th century, during wars, by commercial travel and into space.

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Something Old, Something Blue

Closed October 24, 2015

The Something Old, Something Blue exhibition showcases artifacts from the combined Horner Museum and Benton County Historical Society artifact collections, with an emphasis on the color blue. Sub-themes include blue in nature, art, fashion, school colors, uniforms, decorative arts and more.  We’ve also borrowed something new: man-made blue pigment from the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry. Happy Blue Year!


Meisen Kimono exhibition

Feminine, Daring Meisen Kimonos

January 30 - March 16, 2015

Exhibition of 1920s and ’30s kimonos from the private collection of textile artist Karen Illman Miller.
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Top: Jessie Leslie, Philomath High School Below: Ann Santich, Cresent Valley High School

Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards

March 20 - April 11, 2015

Award Ceremony on April 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Oregon Art Education Association, Sharon Rackham King and Andrew King and the Corvallis Rotary After Five Community Grant

2015 will be our 12th year hosting the Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards student art competition at the museum, and our 6th year as an official region in the national Scholastic Art Awards. The annual Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Award competition is open to all 7th-12th grade students in public, private and home schools in seven Oregon counties. The student work is evaluated on originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision or voice, and those receiving top honors are submitted for national adjudication.
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Art: The Fourth 'R'

April 17-May 9, 2015

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

May 15 through June 27, 2015

Tom Allen, Carolee Clark & Sue Harrell

Shared Landscape is an exhibition at Benton County Historical Museum featuring three artists, from two Oregon counties, share one fantastic cultural landscape.  Paintings by Tom Allen, Carolee Clark and Sue Harrell will be shown from May 15 - June 27, 2015.

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"Peoria Wheat Fields" by J.H. Rock, from the Arts About Agriculture collection

John Rock Collection

July 2 through August 15, 2015

The “John Rock Collection” is a tribute to the diverse talent of John Henry Rock (1919-1993).
Rock graduated from Oregon State College in 1951. His professional career as
Oregon State University art professor spanned from 1958 until his retirement
in 1985.

John Rock’s paintings and prints have been shown in dozens of regional, national,
and international exhibitions. The “John Rock Collection” is a collaborative
exhibition showcasing art from the collections of OSU College of Agricultural
Sciences, Art About Agriculture, Fairbanks Gallery, OSU Memorial Union,
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Benton County Historical Society,
Mr. Rock’s family, and private collectors throughout the Willamette Valley.

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Quilt County

August 21 through October 3, 2015

"Modern Materials: Quilts of the 1970s" from the private collection of William Volkening
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Soap Creek Artisans

Artwork by Benton County's Soap Creek Artisans Joe Crockett, Dale Draeger, Samuel Hoffman, Vicki Idema, Ann Lahr, Judy Moon, Kelly Nutter, Deanna Peters will be exhibited from Oct. 9 through November 20, 2015.



Faces, Places and Vases

November 25 through January 23, 2016

Glass, ceramics and acrylic paintings by Donna Beverley and Skip Horton.

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