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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.