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Oregon students are taking a stand on gun violence with ‘Natural Shocks’ theater movement

The topics of gun control and domestic violence are coming together in the one-woman show “Natural Shocks,” on Saturday, April 21 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. A direct reference from William Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet, Act III scene, “To be or not to be…,” where he says,“The heart-ache and …

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“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity

“Your hair is your glory,” Kristen Clayton’s mom told her over and over. She would hover above her daughter’s head and work her hands through the thick, waist-length curls. For Clayton, these moments were a sacred, ritualistic practice. In Melbourne, Florida, where Clayton grew up, she was the only African …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibit ‘Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty’ begs viewers to look closer at the natural world

The renowned, Eugene-based artist Keith Achepohl said that his works currently on display in the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art are “all about the life and death of plants.” The exhibit, “Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty,” will remain in the JSMA Barker Gallery until April 29. However, …

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Review: Documentary ‘Acts and Intermissions’ explores life of anarchist Emma Goldman

The documentary “Acts and Intermissions” by filmmaker Abigail Child isn’t really a documentary. It’s more of a biographical poem about a woman whose biographers have called “The Most Dangerous Woman in America.” The film is an erratic montage through the life of anarchist Emma Goldman. On March 14, the Jordan …

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The Baroque Tapestry exhibit at the Schnitzer Museum comes to a close

For the last four months, gasps could be heard in the second floor of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Those gasps ceased when the 17th century tapestry series “The Life of Christ” left the University of Oregon on Jan. 21. The art exhibition “The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 16-22: ‘The Fruit Stand’ reading, Dimond Saints, Free Speech

Thursday, Feb. 16: Play Reading: “The Fruit Stand” by Sravya Tadepelli at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 4 p.m., free Political science major and playwright Sravya Tadepelli wrote “The Fruit Stand” in response to the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, North Carolina. The play’s events are fictionalized …

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The Jordan Schnitzer welcomes the surreal with Ryo Toyonaga’s “Awakening” exhibit

Strange dreamscapes, creatures without name, and dazzling contrasts in color and texture mark the newest exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: “Awakening” by contemporary artist Ryo Toyonaga. The collection is an assortment of Toyonaga’s art, inspired by recurring dreams and subconscious influence. The Barker Gallery of the JSMA is …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s “The Human Touch” collection explores the human condition

College is a time of soul-searching for many students, a formative period during which much is discovered or shifted about identity. Questioning the perception of self in terms of ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status often feels like a shortcoming — aren’t we supposed to have all the answers by this …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art nabs world-famous works thanks to tax loopholes

Students exploring the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art may not realize how unusual it is for a university museum to display works by Paul Cezanne, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Frank Stella and other luminaries. The museum’s budget makes it difficult to snag these world-famous paintings and sculptures. …

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UO faculty discusses Mexican artist Rolando Rojas in a panel at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

A panel of University of Oregon faculty members was hosted at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Wednesday night, comprised of three professors with a scholarly connection to the province of Oaxaca, Mexico. The panel was presented in concurrence with the exhibit “Pinceladas en el insomnio,” a body of …

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Michael Gottfredson chosen as University president

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted for Gottfredson to serve as the next University president. He will take office Aug. 1.

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‘Art of the Athlete’ exhibit shows another side of University athletes

Sports and fine arts are often perceived to be at different ends of a spectrum at school. But the new “Art of the Athlete” exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has united the two in an interdisciplinary meditation.

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Art exhibit highlights 40th anniversary of Nixon’s trip to China

“This is what art is all about,” Beudert said. “Bringing people and the creative impulses of people together in a community and having it flower.”

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Schnitzer exhibit expands boundaries of journalism, comics

An Israeli armored vehicle speeds toward a group of small children in the Gaza Strip. A photojournalist stands his ground as the children scatter about him. Four tons of metallic war crests a hill just ahead. He must have the perfect shot. Imagery such as this and more populate Joe …

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On-campus museums offer opportunities for students

How many places in the world can you go to find some of the finest Asian art on display, recreations of primitive coastal settlements and the oldest pair of shoes in the entire world? One. And if you are a University student, you do not need to leave campus or …

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