Convergence: Digital Media and Technology

Vanessa Renwick, Medusa Smack, 2012, MOV file, screen, rugs, pillows, 66 x 86 inches.

Schneider Museum of Art presents Convergence: Digital Media and Technology in collaboration with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) and the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF).

Trolley Fun, Exhibitions, Student Open Studios, and Book Reading this First Friday


On First Friday, 3/3, Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons from 5:00 to 10:00 PM to 3 stops: the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza.

In Scene: The Schneider Museum of Art Collaborates with Ashland Independent Film Festival

Laura Heit, Two Ways Down, 2016, Drawn animation installation

The Schneider Museum of Art presents In Scene, a group exhibition of eight artists who explore the state of the natural world in modern times through video, installation, site-specific outdoor installation, sculpture, and photograms. Participating artists include Adam Bateman, Anna Daedalus, Kerry Davis, Tannaz Farsi, MK Guth, Rashawn Griffin, Laura Heit, and Jesse Sugarmann. Laura Heit is presented in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. In Scene is on view through Saturday, June 11. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Winter Exhibition Features Oregon Artists Selected by New York/Wisconsin Curator

Tia Factor, The Farm, 2014, Oil and acrylic ink and spray paint on wood, 32 x 40 inches.

This winter, the Schneider Museum of Art presents Exploring Reality, an exhibition curated by Shane McAdams and Scott Malbaurn that consists of nine artists who delve into and explore reality to complement the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus theme. The participating artists work in many mediums, including painting, printmaking, installation, and sculpture.  The community is invited to the opening reception of Exploring Reality on Thursday, January 14, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. SOU’s Center for the Humanities has assembled a series of academic events throughout the year to investigate the theme of exploring reality with the goal “for the campus and our larger community to engage in rigorous intellectual conversations about this challenging subject, informed by the latest research, scholarship, and insights from a wide variety of perspectives.”  The Schneider Museum of Art is happy to collaborate with them this term to provide the insight of artists and curators. By working with an outside curator, Shane McAdams, who is based in Wisconsin and New York, the Schneider Museum of Art is not only bringing great art from the state of Oregon to our region, but bringing national exposure to these […]

The Schneider Museum of Art’s Fall Exhibition Breaking Pattern

Douglas Melini, Untitled, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas with hand painted frame, 25.5 x 21.5 x 1.75 inches.

This fall, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) will present Breaking Pattern, an exhibition curated by Matthew Deleget and Rosanna Martinez of the Brooklyn-based gallery Minus Space. The exhibition will highlight several generations of artists from coast to coast whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The community is invited to the opening reception of Breaking Pattern on Thursday, October 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The Museum will show the works of seven artists: Michelle Grabner, who co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and will curate the next Portland Biennial exhibition; Gabriele Evertz, whose artwork is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others; Anoka Faruqee, an associate professor at the Yale School of Art; Gilbert Hsiao, who has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation; Douglas Melini, who received a painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Brian Porray, whose most recent exhibitions include Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations at Cerritos College Art […]

Colorful Summer Exhibitions and FREE Family Days

Royal Nebeker, Victory Without Witness, 2013 oil & collage on canvas 88" x 80"

A Colorful Summer at the Schneider Museum of Art Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens Opening Reception Thursday, June 19, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Featuring Artist’s Gallery Talk with Royal Nebeker at 5:30 PM Exhibition on View Friday, June 20 through Saturday, September 6 The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present colorful, energetic, and engaging exhibitions this summer.  Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey and Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens will open Thursday, June 19 and will be on view through September 6, 2014. Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey features the beautiful figurative paintings and collages of Royal Nebeker. Nebeker received his MFA from Brigham Young University and continued his art studies in Norway, where he became deeply influenced by the work of Edvard Munch.  Nebeker’s painting also reflect his engagement with Abstract Expressionism.  He currently resides in Astoria, Oregon, and he has held residencies and has exhibited widely throughout the world.  Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey is sponsored by Miller Paint Company. Nebeker’s exhibition of paintings will be complemented by Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: […]

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art

Robert Minervini, One Percent Efficiency, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 72”

The Schneider Museum is Pleased to Announce its Premier Exhibition for 2014 Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art Showing January 10 – March 15 For most of us home is a personalized place of comfort, privacy, and security. Inside its walls we create spaces that reflect who we are and what is important to us. We also take refuge and respite from the rest of the world in these enclosures, believing in the safety that four walls and a roof can offer. In Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, 28 artists have deconstructed their meanings of home and assembled their concepts through photography, painting, sculpture, and video. The result is engaging art that invites us to rethink our notions about the places we live. To sculptors Sasha Petrenko and Gina Tuzzi, home is not a fixed unit, but a nomadic dwelling that can be brought with us wherever we go. Ari Salomon’s photographs provide intimate views of the interior of his great aunt’s apartment where she lived for 30 years. In contrast, Henry Wessel’s photographs are taken from a voyeur’s perspective. His haunting exterior shots leave us to imagine […]

Join in on the fALL ARTS FESTivities at the Schneider Museum of Art

Willie Cole, From Water to Light, 2012 Recycled 16 OZ. P.E.T. Bottles

As part of Southern Oregon University’s fALL ARTS FEST/2013 presented across the campus from September 30 through October 5, the Schneider Museum of Art is opening three thought-provoking exhibitions.  The Museum will feature noted African American artist Willie Cole with From Water to Light, an installation made of recycled water bottles, and additional sculptures, The Traveler and the Housewife: Deluxe Edition, drawings and vessels created by Daniel Duford during his artist residency at SOU, and Black Manifold, a program of short videos curated by Avantika Bawa and Greg Minissale.  An opening reception will be held Thursday, October 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and the exhibitions will be on view starting Friday, October 4 during the Museum’s regular hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. From Water to Light features Willie Cole’s newest artistic obsession: water bottles.  With this material he redefines recycling as reincarnation, repurposing over 10,000 recycled water bottles to create chandeliers and rooms filled with a spiritual aura.  According to Cole, “From Water to Light pays homage to the natural feminine forces of water, light, and air, and to the earth itself.”  The installation consists […]