Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions featuring performances and demonstrations from master artists. Pack a picnic and your lawn chair and grab a friend to enjoy a night of heritage performances in 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.  



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

Sreevidhya Chandra headshot. She is a South Indian woman with close-cropped salt-and-pepper hair in a pink sari.

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 | 6:00 p.m.

Photo of Antonio Huerta, a latino man in a large hat with a lasso.

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 | 6:00 p.m.

Headshot of Andrea Luchese, a white woman wearing a lei.

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.