Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions featuring performances and demonstrations from master artists. Grab a friend and enjoy a night of heritage performances in the museum and the museum courtyard.

Oregon Culture Nights are included with regular admission. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount. Free admission for museum members and UO ID card holders.  

Oregon Culture Nights is on hold for 2024. Check back for news in 2025!

Oregon Culture Nights 2023


Thursday, August 10, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.

South Indian Classical Music with Sreevidhya Chandramouli

Sreevidhya is a tenth-generation descendant of the illustrious Karaikudi Vina Tradition of South India. A Karaikudi Vina is a fretted, stringed instrument indigenous to South India, Sreevidhya is both a performer and maker of the instrument. 

Thursday, August 17, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.

Antonio Huerta

Traditional Charrería with José Antonio Huerta

Antonio performs traditional Charrería, which is a skill and traditional art form that involves horsemanship, cattle work, and sophisticated and skillful use of rope techniques.  

Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.

Kumu Andrea Luchese

Hula Dance with Kumu Hula Andrea Luchese

Andrea is the Kumu Hula (Master Teacher) for Halua Hula Ka Pi’o O Ke Annuenue “The Arch of the Rainbow”, a Hawaiian cultural dance school where the primary focus is Hula Kahiko (ancient style), hula ‘auana (modern style), oli (chant), and na mea hula (art, crafts, implements).

See past Oregon Culture Nights here.