Events

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Events

To limit the spread of COVID-19, most events are being held remotely. If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event organizer or see the event description in the UO Calendar.

There is always something happening in the College of Design. Join us for art exhibits, guest lectures, conferences, and research symposia. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Mar 5
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.12:00 a.m.

Every year, the JSMA partners with the University of Oregon’s Common Reading—campuswide programming around a shared book and its themes—to organize a Common...
January 27–June 14

Every year, the JSMA partners with the University of Oregon’s Common Reading—campuswide programming around a shared book and its themes—to organize a Common Seeing exhibition that explores and expands on the Common Reading through visual art. The 2020-21 novel is This is My America by UO Assistant Vice Provost for Advising, Kimberly Johnson. The Common Reading’s charge of Listen. Learn. Act. incorporates different bodies of work across multiple platforms, focusing on Blackness, Black experience, and dismantling racism. The works on view in this year’s Common Seeing, on loan from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, are by Black American artists Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976) and Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Their art compels us to look, listen, learn, and act.

The JSMA believes that art can move people to change. As an academic art museum, it is critical for us to listen, learn, and act in order to build trust and understanding. We are committed to the advancement of anti-racism in museum culture and diverse and equitable approaches in our work. The JSMA’s exhibitions and public programs strive to amplify multiple perspectives, experiences, and voices. LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. is generously made possible by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

 

Image: Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Sorrow’s Kitchen (detail), 2020. Wood, tin, acrylics, spray tar, ceiling tin and linoleum, 28 x 12 x 10 in. Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer (Photo Credit: L.A. Louver).  

 

Mar 5
Steve Rowell: Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys12:00 a.m.

Steve Rowell investigates ecology and post-natural landscapes in his multicomponent installation Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys (2013-20). The project’s title...
January 27–March 28

Steve Rowell investigates ecology and post-natural landscapes in his multicomponent installation Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys (2013-20). The project’s title combines “remote sensing” (a method of data collection from the physical world via sensors and other remote technology) and “uncanny valley” (the cognitive dissonance caused by lifelike replicas of living things). Through the use of autonomous aerial cameras, air-monitoring sensors, and sound detectors, Rowell gathers and contextualizes media and data from the field. His presentation of this nonhuman documentation of animal behavior, plant cycles, waste, displacement, erosion, and other elements of the human-altered landscape investigates how we understand, perceive, and experience the environment through technology.

Visit the Virtual Exhibition

Image: Steve Rowell (American, 1969). Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys, 2013-20. Image courtesy of the artist.

Mar 6
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith12:00 a.m.

The JSMA and Eugene Symphony Association celebrate an innovative collaboration with four Oregon visual artists in response to Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)’s orchestral...
March 6–June 14

The JSMA and Eugene Symphony Association celebrate an innovative collaboration with four Oregon visual artists in response to Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)’s orchestral masterpiece Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber. Over the past year, while working closely with Eugene Symphony Music Director and Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Mika Aono, Anna Fidler, Andrew Myers, and Julia Oldham created new works in printmaking, painting, drawing, and animation. Each commissioned artist was inspired by the virtuosity, imagination, experimentation, and humor inherent in Hindemith’s most popular work. Four corresponding videos, three of which were created by JSMA design services manager Mike Bragg, will show how the evolution of each artist’s work was informed by the themes in one movement from the music. At a later date, the Eugene Symphony’s “Beethoven’s Fifth” performance at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts will explore how music and art bring us closer together with a program that includes Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, accompanied by projections of these videos, making visible the stages of creation in each artist’s work. Concert details will be made available at eugenesymphony.org/events.

 

Image: Andrew Myers. Detail from Flight of the Hindemith Marbled Murrelet, 2020. Water based mixed media on paper and cut paper, 120 x 204 inches. (installation). Courtesy of Andrew Myers.

Mar 8
"Portraits"12:00 a.m.

"As an artist, I found myself only making art for clients or commissions. I could feel myself losing my personal connection to painting. "Portraits" is a personal...
March 8–10
Lawrence Hall, Foyer Gallery

"As an artist, I found myself only making art for clients or commissions. I could feel myself losing my personal connection to painting. "Portraits" is a personal collection of mine of women that
inspire me. Painting these women 'just for me' allowed me to learn more about who they are/were and embrace the qualities in myself that their portraits taught me."
 

Curated by Carli Torti featuring work by Carli Torti, Elizabeth Brophy, Sarah Mullins, & Brooke
Brady.

 

*Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, UO ID cards or building access codes are required to gain entry to these exhibitions.*

Mar 8
"Invite Your Mom"9:00 a.m.

Featuring artwork by the Art and Tech BFA Cohort. Athena Trames Brian Nelson Charlie Zach Finn Sylwester Henry Brown Kyle Nelson *Note: Due to COVID-19...
March 8–10
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery


Featuring artwork by the Art and Tech BFA Cohort.



Athena Trames
Brian Nelson
Charlie Zach
Finn Sylwester
Henry Brown
Kyle Nelson


*Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, UO ID cards or building access codes are required to gain entry to these exhibitions.*

Mar 8
School of Architecture and Environment Graduate Programs Virtual Information Sessionnoon

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior...
October 7 2020–March 18 2021

Virtual information session to provide further details on the Graduate Programs within the School of Architecture and Environment (Historic Preservation, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture) and their application process at both our Eugene and Portland campuses.

Please register here: Information Session Registration

Once individuals have registered, a link to the virtual session will be sent out as a confirmation a couple of days before the event.

For futher information, please contact, Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Mar 30
Study Abroad Fair10:00 a.m.

That's right! Applications are now open for travel-based study abroad programs in summer and fall terms in 2021. This four-day virtual event offers drop-in sessions daily...
March 30–April 2

That's right! Applications are now open for travel-based study abroad programs in summer and fall terms in 2021.

This four-day virtual event offers drop-in sessions daily for students to discover how they can travel this summer, study abroad around the world, and earn academic credit toward general studies, major, minor, and elective requirements. Meet financial aid, academic advisors, study abroad alumni, and more! Learn more and register for the Zoom link.

Spring Term, Week 1
Tuesday, March 30 - Friday, April 2
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday

Sessions include:

COVID-19: Health & Safety Abroad
Virtual Internships
Summer 2021
Just Exploring
How Will I Pay for This?
Academics of Study Abroad: Credits
Non-Travel Global Engagement Programs
Virtual Homestays and Language Partners
Meet the GEO Site Director in Italy
Meet the GEO Site Directors in Spain
Meet the GEO Site Director in London
Where Can I Study Abroad with GEO? 
Opportunities to Go Abroad with UO Faculty
Going Green: GEO Sustainable
Passport to Professionalism
Play Global Bingo (with prizes!)
Ducks Abroad: Conversations with Alumni
GEO Elements for the Classroom (faculty only)
Parent to Parent Q&A (Open to all family members)

Mar 31
Gasparini’s Talk noon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture Colloquium by Mariachiara Gasparini: The Mongol Cloud Collar as Alternative to the Byzantine Loros: Tracing Back to the Central...
March 31 noon–1:00 p.m.

Department of the History of Art and Architecture Colloquium by Mariachiara Gasparini: The Mongol Cloud Collar as Alternative to the Byzantine Loros: Tracing Back to the Central Asian ‘Bejeweled Buddha'.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/94977364288?pwd=U1NQbzhBR2tsUWhkQ2Y0ai9SZk95QT09

Meeting ID: 949 7736 4288

Passcode: 793583

 

Apr 5
HOPES Annual Conference12:00 a.m.

The HOPES Conference has been presented every spring since 1994 by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. The event is an opportunity...
April 5–9

The HOPES Conference has been presented every spring since 1994 by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. The event is an opportunity for students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars and professionals to discuss the relationship between ecology and various design disciplines, and how this connection can produce sustainable solutions to contemporary problems.

In response to current Covid conditions, this year’s event will be held virtually. 
See the HOPES website for updates about speakers, session schedules, and registration as those details are available. Attendance is free, and all students are welcome to attend!

Annual HOPES Conference

Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9, 2021

Session schedule details will be updated on the HOPES website

Apr 8
Glenn Adamson: “Craft in America: Real and Ideal”3:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research  Co-sponsored by the MFA Applied Craft + Design at PNCA The...
April 8 3:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research 
Co-sponsored by the MFA Applied Craft + Design at PNCA

The event is free and open to the public and live on Zoom- register here. The lecture will also live stream on the Department of Art Facebook.

Drawing from his new book, Craft: An American History, Glenn Adamson will engage in conversation with Anya Kivarkis. They will discuss the implication of race, gender and class in US craft history, and focus particularly on the relationship between craft’s economic and material presence, and its rich symbolic dimension. There are important differences between real and ideal, yet each influences the other in a complex exchange.

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in New York. He has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Adamson’s publications include Thinking Through Craft (2007); The Craft Reader (2010); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011, co-edited with Jane Pavitt); The Invention of Craft (2013); Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson; and Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects (2018). His newest book is Craft: An American History, published by Bloomsbury, and he is co-host of the online interview series Design in Dialogue

May 4
Arts & Media Connect4:00 p.m.

Are you passionate about entertainment or the arts? Do you want to forge a career path in communications? If so, then CONNECT with employers in communications,...
May 4 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Are you passionate about entertainment or the arts?

Do you want to forge a career path in communications?

If so, then CONNECT with employers in communications, entertainment, the arts, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun “speed dating”-style networking event. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every 10 minutes! Register via Handshake!


Still not sure what to expect at a Connect, here’s help to prep:


Blog: Don't Just Network, CONNECT!
Five Tips for Making Meaningful Connections at Virtual Networking Events


 

May 27
Mario Ybarra Jr.: “I Did It for Revenge!” George and Matilda Fowler Lecture5:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research The event is free and open to the public and live on...
May 27 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series 
Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

The event is free and open to the public and live on Zoom- register here. The lecture will also live stream on the Department of Art Facebook.

Mario Ybarra Jr. will discuss some of his past projects and discuss the important role of the individual and collaborative artist in relationship to creating and in finding ways to tell one's family's stories and other marginalized narratives that have guided his artistic practice. He will engage audiences in creative strategies/tools for thinking and making Art.

Mario Ybarra Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles.”  His work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Installations Inside/Out: Armory 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California; San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (2008). He is co-founder of an artist run organization located in the Harbor area of Los Angeles, called Slanguage Studio (2002-present). 

Made possible by the George and Matilda Fowler Endowment Fund.

 

 

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