Events

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Events

To limit the spread of COVID-19, some events may be 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, research symposia, and more. Most events 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.

Dec 2
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea 11:00 a.m.

Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account...
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
September 28–December 18
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. The exhibition Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a broader an d more inclusive view of this region, which too often has been dominated by romanticized myths and Euro-American historical accounts.

Featuring artwork from the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and four partner museums in the western region of the United States, Many Wests is the culmination of a multi-year, joint curatoria initiative made possible by the Art Bridges Foundation. Along with JSMA, the SAAM’s collaborating partners include the Boise Art Museum (Boise, Idaho); the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (Salt Lake City, Utah); and the Whatcom Museum (Bellingham, Washington).

This exhibition presents an opportunity to examine previous misconceptions, question racist clichés, and highlight the multiple communities and histories that continue to form this iconic region of the United States. Working in various media, from painting and sculpture to photography and mixed media, the artists featured bring a nuanced and multifaceted history to light. Many Wests highlights many voices, especially those of artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian American, Latinx, and LGBTQ+. In Many Wests, JSMA is pleased to share works by Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath Modoc), V. Maldonado, Rubén Trejo, and Marie Watt (Seneca) from the permanent collection. The modern and contemporary artists featured in this exhibition reveal that “the West” has always been a place of multiple stories, experiences, and cultures. 

This exhibition is organized by Amy Chaloupka, curator of art at the Whatcom Museum; Melanie Fales, executive director/CEO of the Boise Art Museum; Danielle Knapp, McCosh Curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; Whitney Tassie, senior curator and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts; and E. Carmen Ramos, former curator of Latinx Art, and Art Bridges Initiative Project Director, with Anne Hyland, the Art Bridges Initiative curatorial coordinator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.

Dec 7
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM 3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, at Peterson 203 or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92314812010 Let’s Talk is...
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM
September 28–December 7
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Carolyn Meiller, who specializes in working with LGBTQ students, at Peterson 203 or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92314812010

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:

Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it. Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling. Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like. Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists. Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM or see Carolyn at Peterson 203:

https://zoom.us/j/92314812010

 

 

 

 

Jan 19
Margaret Lee: “Untethering” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research This lecture will focus on the Margaret...
Margaret Lee: “Untethering”
January 19
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall 115

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

This lecture will focus on the Margaret Lee’s transition between representational sculpture to abstract painting over the past 10+ years. Rather than a strict linear presentation, Lee will discuss building her practice so that material transitions are multi-directional, allowing backward and forward movements.

Margaret Lee has organized and exhibited work at numerous venues domestically and internationally including Misako & Rosen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; The Artist Is Present, curated by Maurizio Catalan, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China; The Windows, Barneys, New York; Concentrations HK: Margaret Lee, curated by Gabriel Ritter, Duddell’s x DMA, Hong Kong, China; Made in L.A, 2014 Hammer Museum Biennial, Los Angeles; 2013 Biennale de Lyon; de, da do...da, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Caza, curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Bronx Museum, New York; NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, New Pictures of Common Objects, curated by Christopher Lew, MoMA PS1, New York, and Looking Back, White Columns, New York, amongst others.

Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube.

Feb 9
Edie Fake: “An Impossible Place” Davis Family Lecture 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research   Edie Fake is a painter and visual artist whose...
Edie Fake: “An Impossible Place” Davis Family Lecture
February 9
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall 115

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

 

Edie Fake is a painter and visual artist whose work examines issues of trans identity and “queer space” through the lens of architecture and ornamentation. Fake’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY and Marlborough Contemporary, NYC, and in group exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC and the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU in Richmond, VA. His collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. Fake’s latest projects include mural installations for The Drawing Center, NYC and BAMPFA in Berkeley, CA. He is currently represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago and Broadway Gallery in New York

This lecture is made possible by the Davis Family Endowed Fund in Art.

Lectures are also livestreamed and archived on YouTube.

Feb 23
Elissa Auther: “Queer Maximalism” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research   This talk focuses on the solo...
Elissa Auther: “Queer Maximalism”
February 23
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall 115

University of Oregon Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

 

This talk focuses on the solo exhibition of the costume designer and performer, Machine Dazzle, and the relation of his work to creative spheres cutting across art, craft, design, theatre, and nightlife.  Elissa Auther is the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). She provides the strategic direction and creative oversight for exhibitions, acquisitions of works of art for the Museum’s collection, publications, and exhibition-related public programming. She has published widely on a diverse set of topics, including the history of modernism and its relationship to craft and the decorative, the material culture of the American counterculture, and feminist art. Her book “String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art” focuses on the broad utilization of fiber in art of the 1960s and 1970s and the changing hierarchical relationship between art and craft expressed by the medium’s new visibility. Her most recent exhibitions for the Museum of Arts and Design include “Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro” and “Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle.” 

 

Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube.

Mar 2
Salvador Jiménez-Flores: “Nepantla” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary...
Salvador Jiménez-Flores: “Nepantla”
March 2
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall 115

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. He explores the politics of identity and the state of double consciousness. Jiménez-Flores addresses issues of colonization, migration, “the other,” and futurism by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. His work spans from community-based work, drawing, ceramics, prints, and mixed media sculpture.  Jiménez-Flores has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Museum of Art and Design amongst others. He served as Artist-In-Residence for the city of Boston, Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University, and Kohler Arts Industry. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants and The New England Foundation for the Arts, Threewalls’ RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellowship Grant, and he is a 2021 United States Artist Fellow. He is an Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube.

Mar 9
Alex Da Corte: “Fun World” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Alex Da Corte explores the nuances of...
Alex Da Corte: “Fun World”
March 9
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall room 115

University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Alex Da Corte explores the nuances of contemporary life in his videos, installations, paintings, and sculptures, which are often united together in richly-hued, dreamlike environments. With a keen attention to color and form, Da Corte draws from a wide range of sources, including popular and consumer culture, art history, and modern design. Throughout his artistic practice, figures such as Eminem, Allan Kaprow, and the Wicked Witch of the West stand on equal footing alongside objects both commonplace and fantastic. Touching upon notions of identity, intimacy, and taste, Da Corte’s work reimagines the familiar in wholly unexpected ways.  Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) was born in Camden, New Jersey, and lives and works in Philadelphia. His work was included in the 2019 Venice Biennale and the 2018 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. Past one-person exhibitions include the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Secession in Vienna, MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, and the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne. Da Corte was selected for the 2021 Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. "Mr. Remember," a solo survey exhibition spanning 20 years of work, opened in 2022 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.

Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube.

May 25
Undergraduate Research Symposium 9:00 a.m.

The UO Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates the remarkable contributions our undergraduates make to research and other creative work in a wide range of disciplines. The...
Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 25
9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
TBD

The UO Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates the remarkable contributions our undergraduates make to research and other creative work in a wide range of disciplines. The symposium aspires to engage undergraduates in the research mission of the University of Oregon by supporting the creation and dissemination of knowledge while inspiring younger undergraduates to seek out research opportunities and removing barriers to interdisciplinary education and discourse. The symposium enables undergraduates to share their ideas, discoveries, and artistic expression with the campus and the local community.

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