Current Exhibitions

Philomath Museum: Moreland Gallery


Philomath Open Studios Exhibition

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 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.

Philomath Museum: First Floor Gallery


Art Auction Benefit for MAXtivity

Dec. 2, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023

Art that will be for sale in a fundraising auction is on display at the Philomath Museum through January 7, 2023. The fundraiser is a benefit for MAXtivity, a Philomath Oregon non-profit art and craft creative space. 

Maxtivity provides inclusive access to creative opportunities through an organized and well-equipped arts and crafts community space. They strive to provide educational outreach, programs, and community projects, as well as focus on underserved schools and community centers so all youth and adults can engage in creative discoveries in Benton County and outlying communities.

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
Fire, Fury, & Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom by Betty LaDuke

Fire, Fury, & Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom by Betty LaDuke

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

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

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