posted Jul 29, 2012, 1:34 PM by Deanna L.   [ updated Oct 9, 2012, 1:52 PM ]

Día de los Muertos
19th Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: October 12-November 2, 2012
Opening Reception Fiesta: Friday, October 12, 6-9pm

Frida Look-Alike Contest: Oct. 13th

The Maude Kerns Art Center presents the nineteenth annual “Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Exhibit,” featuring artwork reflecting themes of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration as well as commemorative altars created by individuals and community groups. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 12, with a Fiesta from 6 – 9 pm. Fiesta entertainment includes music by the mariachi band Mariachi Herradura de Oro and traditional dancing by the Ballet Folklórico Alma de México. The “Día de los Muertos Exhibit” is on view through Friday, November 2. (PERFECT FOR CHILDREN!!)

Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French

What do the French Know about parenting?  Pamela Druckerman does her own investigative journalism as she raises her American daughter in France...Check out the upcoming book review on August 6th.  This book is so hot there's a 24-deep waiting list at the library just to borrow "Bringing up Bebe." At this rate readers will have to wait a year or buy this page-turner...



posted Aug 18, 2010, 4:29 PM by Deanna L.   [ updated Jul 23, 2012, 2:09 PM by Unknown user ]

Occupy Bay Area at YBCA
through Oct 14

'Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy Movement has generated both praise and condemnation. A direct response to the financial instability, subprime mortgage crisis and the decline of trust in the government’s ability to effectively address the problems in the labor market, it continues to resonate in the American consciousness...This exhibition is not meant to represent a fully executed social history, but is a testament of the power of images to evoke the emotional expression of popular and wide-spread sentiments. By localizing our efforts, we also pay special tribute to the role that Bay Area artists have played in giving voice to the 99% and utilizing art as an effective vehicle for social change. '

Documentaries by Ai Weiwei at
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA presents 'five rare films by Ai Weiwei, perhaps China's most famous artist and loudest critic. He calls these films "social documentaries." While two of them document large-scale art projects, the others are more akin to investigative journalism, with a deep commitment to shining light on acts of injustice.'

Enduring Bonds: Recent Japanese Acquisitions
in Memory of Yoko McClain
@ the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Last year, the JSMA lost our dear friend and supporter Yoko Matsuoka McClain (1924-2011), who first came to Oregon in 1952 as a student and began working for the museum, eventually receiving a B.A. and M.A. A pillar of the community and UO professor of Japanese language and literature from 1964 to 1994, McClain wrote numerous books and articles and spoke frequently on both sides of the Pacific. As the granddaughter of Sôseki Natsume (1867-1916), one of Japan's most famous writers, McClain was revered by anyone familiar with Japanese literature, and yet she wore this legacy lightly....'
Now on view in Eugene, OR

We Are Still Here - Gordon Bettles and the Many Nations Longhouse
Eugene, OR

The Many Nations Longhouse is a place for celebrating important events, teaching cultural history and traditions, discussing community issues, and acts as a place to welcome tribal members and other visitors.

Klamath native Gordon Bettles acts as Steward of the Longhouse, coordinating activities with numerous campus organizations while simultaneously working to protect Native American cultural values.

From its beginnings in a WWII army barrack to its proposed future additions, the Longhouse continues to expand its ability to support Native American students in their cultural activities.


posted Aug 18, 2010, 4:19 PM by Deanna L.   [ updated Jul 23, 2012, 1:27 PM by Unknown user ]

Phantoms of Asia:Contemporary Awakens the Past

'Life. Death. The cosmos. What’s it all about? Bold new art—along with objects from the museum’s own renowned collection—explores spirits, spirituality, cosmic order, and the afterlife. This is a provocative interplay of 150 artwork from past and present, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, site-specific creations, and more by artists from all over Asia. Pause and reflect on your own place in the universe while taking in some amazing art.' 

Featured now through September 2012 at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco!


Chief Joseph war shirt fetches $877,500 at auction...

The shirt of the infamous Nez Perce chief is believed to be the most valuable and important Native American artifact that is worn by Chief Joseph featured in a painting in the Smithsonian Institution collection was sold at the annual Coeur d'Alene Art Auction on Saturday.


Energyville @ The Science Factory, Eugene, OR!!

Explore alternative energy sources with Energyville, a locomotive hands-on exhibit... or should we say feet-on? Energyville visitors will be tasked with pedaling a bicycle to generate the energy necessary to propel a model train, which travels through a detailed landscape created by the Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club. The train stops at stations representing alternative energy sources such as hydroelectric, solar and wind power, while an accompanying video provides information about each energy source. This exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Eugene Water & Electric Board.


Oregon Voices: Changes and Challenges in Modern Oregon History
the Oregon Historical Society

Opens June 2012

This summer the new exhibit will pick up where Oregon My Oregon ends, focusing on the issues and events that shaped Oregon in the last half of the 20th century.

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