First opened to the public in 1998, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University's permanent collection, comprising over 6,000 culturally and historically diverse artworks, are exhibited in four primary galleries. Housed in a refurbished 1960's International-style building referred to as "the jewel box", the collection includes works from the ancient Mediterranean and Egypt, paintings and decorative arts from Asia, paintings and prints from 18th- and 19th-century Europe and America, with a particular focus on historic and contemporary regional artwork from the Northwest and traditional Native American baskets.
Works that poke fun at taboo figures
19th and 20th century prints and photographs from the permanent collection
80 prints by 42 artists explore issues of race, identity, and social justice
Prints explore the cultural clash that continues to riddle contemporary life