Sept 9 – Oct. 22, 2022
Reception: Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, 5-7pm
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 will explore his career and the different mediums he has worked in.
Oct. 28, 2022 – Jan. 14, 2023
Philomath-area artists present an exhibition of diverse art at the Philomath Museum. Preview the art of 23 artists at the Philomath Museum, then visit them at ten studios in the Philomath area. Visit http://www.philomathopenstudios.com/ for a map and details. Please join us for a reception on October 28, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm.
Participating artists include Dominique Bachelet, Chris Bentley, Phil Coleman, Dale Donovan, Gale Everett, Debi Lyn Friedlander, Mark Gillespie, Anthony Gordon, Jeff Gunn, Kristin Lee Hager, Linda Herd, Carol Houk, Ann Lahr, Jean Lawrence, Kate McGee, Kris Mitchell, Sara Morrissey, Beth Rietveld, Merrill Sommers, Debby Sundbaum-Sommers, Leslie Tejada, Steve Terhune, and Justin Wolford.
Jan. 20 – March 11, 2023
Photographer Nancy Hill asked children under seven and adults over 70 “What three things matter most to you?”. This photographic exhibition represents the people and stories that people young and old shared with Hill.
Nancy Hill reflects “I came away from this project with my own list of what’s important. At the top of that list is the importance of connecting with others in general, but in particular with those who have lived long lives. Do not let these people disappear quietly into their homes. Draw them out, engage them in conversation, and learn from them.” Read more about the process of creating this exhibition at https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2016/07/18/three-things-that-matter-most-in-youth-and-old-age.
March 17 – April 15, 2023
2023 “Art: the 4th ‘R’” marks the 41st anniversary exhibition of Philomath K-12 student art at the Philomath Museum. This exhibition is Philomath Museum’s “Longest running tradition”.
April 21 – June 3, 2023
In 2018 a group of nine Willamette Valley artists joined together to form a collaboration to create art that focuses on the importance of “How We Grow Our Food”. The exhibition seeks to use art to show our diverse community how food is grown. This is something many people seldom or never see, and often don’t appreciate. “How We Grow Our Food” artwork has been shown at galleries in Silverton, Keizer and Salem, including at the Oregon State Capitol.
June 9 – July 22, 2022
Group art exhibition
July 28 – Sept. 9, 2023
Group quilt exhibition
Sept. 15 – Nov. 4, 2023
Etchings and paintings from four trips to Alaska starting in 2014 and also etchings of the Oregon Cascades, Mount Rainier and the Canadian Rockies.
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.
Dec. 2, 2022 – Jan. 7, 2023
This exhibition is a partnership between Maxtivity, RemarkableArts™, and Conundrum House™ with Willamette Valley artists weaving together commissioned contemporary art and art created "in the style of" WWII era of modern European artists. This year-long partnership culminates in Maxtivity's first annual New Year's Eve fundraiser called, "The Hayter Art Caper." This exciting, live-action role-playing mystery adventure and art auction held on December 31, 2022 should not be missed!
The sale of these original commissioned pieces benefit both the individual artists, Maxtivity Creative Space, and the Benton County Historical Society & Museums.
Jan. 13, 2023 - TBD
Water: we can’t live without it. “Water Works” is an exhibition about water that features artifacts from the Benton County Historical Society artifact collection. Themes of the exhibition include sources of water, acquiring water, and using water for personal needs, industry, transportation, recreation and as habitat for wildlife.
Bruce the Moose, Jim the Fix’r sign, and story of John Horner, founder of the former Horner Museum, are featured in the lobby.
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!
Oct. 7, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Reception: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 2-4pm. Presentation by Betty LaDuke at 2:00.
"Alone in my Oregon studio the world rushes in and I have a compelling need to give form to the local and global events reshaping our lives. They are Climate Change, the Pandemic, Border Crossings, and Social Justice. How have these events affected us, our families and communities? How can we each express our pain, resilience and hope? Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom became my response." - Betty LaDuke
Please join Calyx magazine in ekphrastic appreciation of the artist Betty LaDuke. Visit the show and write your response. Details at https://www.calyxpress.org/betty-laduke-exhibition/
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.