Department of the History of Art and Architecture Events

Apr 21
Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe 11:00 a.m.

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred
April 17–November 10
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred

Apr 24
Caspar David Friedrich’s Transparent Paintings: From Optics to Natural History - Nina Amstutz11:00 a.m.

The colloqium will explore the Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich’s experiments with painting on transparent paper from the 1830s in the context of scientific...
April 24 11:00 a.m.–noon
Lawrence Hall, Room 241

The colloqium will explore the Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich’s experiments with painting on transparent paper from the 1830s in the context of scientific investigations into the nature of light and color, sensation, and the history of the earth.

Apr 29
Gambling and Cheating in the Age of Caravaggio5:00 p.m.

Speaker John Hunt is an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Utah Valley University and Fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University center for Italian...
April 29 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex, Room 175

Speaker John Hunt is an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Utah Valley University and Fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University center for Italian Renaissance Studies. He is a self-styled "historian of vice" in the early modern period, is a groundbreaking researcher and a charismatic, entertaining speaker.

May 1
In Flux: A Night of Performance Art5:00 p.m.

Calling all UO Students! JSMAC proudly presents INFLUX: A Night of Performance Art. Come enjoy refreshments, art, and live performances by UO student groups at the museum.
May 1 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Calling all UO Students! JSMAC proudly presents INFLUX: A Night of Performance Art. Come enjoy refreshments, art, and live performances by UO student groups at the museum.

May 4
Visual Magic Gallery Tour: The Human Figure2:00 p.m.

Jeri Hise, Connie Kiener, and Laura Ross-Paul discuss their paintings on view and how they approach the human figure in their work. 
May 4 2:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Jeri Hise, Connie Kiener, and Laura Ross-Paul discuss their paintings on view and how they approach the human figure in their work. 

May 8
Asian-Greek Identity on the Telephos Frieze from the Great Altar at Pergamon - Kristen Seaman11:00 a.m.

The Telephos Frieze originally encircled the inner courtyard of the Great Altar at Pergamon, which was constructed during the reign of Attalid King Eumenes II (r., 197-158...
May 8 11:00 a.m.–noon
Lawrence Hall, 241

The Telephos Frieze originally encircled the inner courtyard of the Great Altar at Pergamon, which was constructed during the reign of Attalid King Eumenes II (r., 197-158 B.C.E.).  The frieze illustrates the life story of the mythical hero Telephos.  This paper explores how the frieze uses rhetorical techniques to construct a synkrisis, or comparison, between the lives of Telephos and Eumenes II with a view to emphasizing their similarities, including their complex Asian-Greek cultural identity, and amplifying the virtues of Eumenes II's form of Greek kingship.

May 11
Philip Haas: Sculpture Breathes Life into Painting & Music11:00 a.m.

The JSMA is excited to present the world-premiere of noted artist Philip Haas’s new work, before it embarks on a year-long tour in the U.S. and abroad. The two-week...
May 11–June 9
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The JSMA is excited to present the world-premiere of noted artist Philip Haas’s new work, before it embarks on a year-long tour in the U.S. and abroad. The two-week performance installation incorporates motorized sculpture, construction, totems, altered found objects, film, fetishized costume, movement, sound, spoken word, and music.

May 15
Curator’s Talk: Distillation Technology and Drinking in Seventeenth-Century Europe5:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the special exhibition “Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe.” Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Information: 541-346-0942.
May 15 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

In conjunction with the special exhibition “Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe.”

Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Information: 541-346-0942.

May 16
The Common Thread Opening Reception and Curator’s Tour5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
May 16 5:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Sponsored by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

May 18
Resurrecting the Dead: Contemporary Critiques of Edward S. Curtis and Frank Matsura's Photographic Legacies2:00 p.m.

This year’s David and Anne McCosh Memorial Visiting Lecturer Series on Northwest Art presented by Michael Holloman, Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Drawing Coordinator,...
May 18 2:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

This year’s David and Anne McCosh Memorial Visiting Lecturer Series on Northwest Art presented by Michael Holloman, Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Drawing Coordinator, Washington State University.

Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Information: 541-346-0942.

May 23
Brothels and Prostitution at Pompeii - Sarah Levin-Richardson6:00 p.m.

Sarah Levin-Richardson: "My work examines the intersection of Roman material culture (art, architecture, archaeological finds, inscribed texts) and social history. My...
May 23 6:00 p.m.
Knight Library Browsing Room - University of Oregon

Sarah Levin-Richardson: "My work examines the intersection of Roman material culture (art, architecture, archaeological finds, inscribed texts) and social history. My research has investigated the unofficial rules governing Roman sexuality, the social impact of Pompeian graffiti, and the modern reception of Pompeii, and I am currently working on a monograph exploring the physical, social, and emotional environment within Pompeii’s “purpose-built” brothel. This body of research aims to recover the contours of agency for marginalized groups like male and female prostitutes, penetrated men, and lusty women, and is thus influenced by and contributes to feminist and queer theory".

May 31
Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition of our Summer Exhibitions. Members only reception: 5 – 7 p.m., public exhibition preview: 7 – 8 p.m. Sponsor: Jordan...
May 31 5:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition of our Summer Exhibitions. Members only reception: 5 – 7 p.m., public exhibition preview: 7 – 8 p.m.

Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Information: 541-346-0942.

Jun 15
Art and Culture Weekend 11:00 a.m.

The JSMA and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History are open and admission is free. Congratulations, UO graduates! 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Sponsor:...
June 15–17
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The JSMA and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History are open and admission is free. Congratulations, UO graduates! 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Information: (541) 346-0942.

Jun 17
College of Design Commencement Ceremony4:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2019 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal. College of Design Commencement details are available on...
June 17 4:00 p.m.
Southwest Campus Green, South Lawn (Southwest Campus Green)

Join us for the 2019 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal.

College of Design Commencement details are available on the College of Design website.

There will be a reception prior to the College of Design ceremony from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard. We encourage students to bring their families and friends to engage and mingle with faculty and fellow students.

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