Archived Exhibits

A Tribute: Shall We Dance? Photography by Brian Lanker

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.

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The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World

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

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Making Faces—Community Masks in Partnership with MECCA

March 3 - June 26, 2011

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

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A Canopy of Briars: Visual Considerations on Reclaiming the Land

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.

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Down to Earth: A Geologist's Perspective

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.

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Rock, Water, Fire, Earth, and Sky: Photographs of Oregon and the West by David N Jones

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.

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Face to Face with Masks from the Museum Collections

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. 

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Celestial Menagerie: Mixed Media Etchings by Tallmadge Doyle

November 4, 2010 - February 27, 2011

Constellations are an invention of the human imagination.

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We Are Still Here: The Cedar Splitting of Don Day

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.

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How Water Speaks To Us: Photographs by Shirley M Collins

March 4 - June 14, 2010

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

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