The students in this course explored geology by examining rock types, bedding features, cooling fractures, fault zones, features of weathering and coastal erosion, and more. At the same time they learned the mechanics of shooting good photographs, from depth of field and composition to basic tools of post-processing.

June 25 - November 4, 2012

Explore the light, landscape and way of life that once flourished along the rivers of Oregon's Coast Range. 

Come see Olympic History!

March 9 -December 29, 2012

Be part of the museum’s growth: Help us build our new exhibit hall! 

February 29 - June 24, 2012

Watercolor originals and prints of native plant and animal life by nationally recognized local artist, Becky Uhler.

November 2, 2011 - February 26, 2012

Four artists, Pam Jersey Bird, Patricia Clark, Judy Hoiness, and Ingrid Lustig from Central Oregon express the dramatic landscape where they live with four unique voices.

September 7, 2011 - January 29, 2012

SQ3Tsya’yay, pronounced “cut-see-ya-ya,” is the written form of the words that mean “Weaver’s Spirit Power” in the Twana language.

July 6, 2011 - June 2012

The Many Nations Longhouse is a place for celebrating important events, teaching cultural history and traditions, discussing community issues, and acts as a place to welcome tribal members and other visitors.

June 30 - October 30, 2011

Susan Applegate uses a variety of media to depict a personal battle; the reclamation of her family's Oregon ranch from invasive blackberries.

June 23 - September 4, 2011

From the controlled beauty of classical ballet to the vivacity of salsa, dance can be found in nearly every culture on Earth.

April 15 - August 28, 2011

I offer these images as witness to an iconic species and an ecosystem that may be lost to future generations if we, as a global community, do not take action now.
– Steven Kazlowski, photographer

March 3 - June 26, 2011

Animal-themed masks made from recycled materials with the help of MECCA, the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts.

April 29, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Masks have been part of the human experience throughout recorded history.

In almost every culture, age, and inhabited region of the world, masks have been used to mark important changes in our personal status and to protect us from forces larger than ourselves. 

Extended! October 1, 2010 - March 27, 2011

This exhibit combines stunning wildlife photography by Florian Schulz with a compelling environmental issue—the need to protect the natural corridors that give wildlife the freedom to move through their traditional ranges and maintain healthy populations.

November 4, 2010 - February 27, 2011

Constellations are an invention of the human imagination.

June 14, 2010 - July 3, 2011

Baskets are some of the most distinctive products of Oregon American Indian cultures.

March 4 - June 14, 2010

Water inspires us, revives our energy and renews our spirit with a passion for life.

August 4 - October 31, 2010

"It is in the solitude of open spaces that I find my essence, my self." Jon Meyers

January 29 - June 14, 2010

Fifty-four million years ago, after the extinction of dinosaurs, the earliest known relatives of whales lived on land.

August 4, 2010 - April 10, 2011

Have there always been horses in Oregon? Where did modern horses come from? The answers may surprise you.

November 6, 2009 - February 28, 2010

The Earth has many faces. Some are smooth and flowing, others rocky and ravaged; all are shaped by dynamic geologic processes. This exhibit showcases snapshots of our ever-changing planet from a geologist’s perspective.

June 28 –December 2009

Is music a universal language? What is an instrument? What is considered beautiful music?

June 25 -December 15, 2009

From the controlled beauty of classical ballet to the vivacity of salsa, dance can be found in nearly every culture on Earth.

June 25 - November 1, 2009

“I especially love the element of non-reality inherent to the black and white image, along with the poetic and somewhat mystical aura it creates.” — Bob Sanov

March 6 - June 28, 2009

As part of our continuing Pacific Northwest Artist series, experience the glories of an Oregon spring through the lens of local photographer Don Lown.

January 16, 2009- June 11, 2010

Don Day is a Grand Ronde tribal elder who is revitalizing the traditional Native American technology of cedar plank splitting.

January 16 - June 14, 2009

Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Massive floods. Glaciers.

November 7, 2008 - March 1, 2009

David N Jones uses black-and-white photography to convey the mood and soul of the environments he photographs.

November 2008 - January 2009

This exhibit was made up of objects excavated in 2008 from the William M. Stevens family cemetery site in Springfield. The Stevens are considered the first pioneering family to have settled in the Springfield area.

June 25 - November 2, 2008

Kids get into the act—creating artwork that tells the story of their own shoes.

April 9 - December 21, 2008

Over 200 pairs of shoes made up this hands-on, feet-in multimedia experience that explored many aspects of footwear and its history.

March 7 - June 22, 2008

“I have attempted through photography to try and document the atmosphere and mood of each locale visited and to capture the human spirit I encounter, from serene moments of daily life to memories of playful joy.” —Dennis Griffin