Schneider Museum of Art
The Schneider Museum of Art...
...is a vital force in the intellectual life of Southern Oregon University that promotes an understanding of the visual arts within a liberal arts education.
Serving both an academic and community audience, it seeks to build a challenging environment that engages with the visual arts through exhibitions and programs supporting interdisciplinary study, research, and discourse.
Schneider Museum of Art Youth Camp
Monday to Thursday
10 AM to 4 PM daily
(some tuition assistance available to those in need)
This camp offers a truly unique experience for youth to explore art making and agriculture with a focus on the importance of soil as the basis for food and ceramics production.
Create- Using locally-sourced raw clay, students will examine the steps necessary to process clay into a workable ceramics medium. Students will learn and practice hand-building methods, decorative applications, glazing techniques, and participate in kiln firings. Students will also sketch on location and participate in a collaborative painting project.
Connect- Students will participate in an activity-based tour of Betty LaDuke’s global agriculture-themed artwork at the Schneider Museum of Art where they will hear from the artist herself. Students will gain an understanding of the essential nature of soil and its important role in both agriculture and domestic products through a dynamic geology lesson.
Consume- Students will take part in a “scavenger hunt” for unusual produce at a local farmer’s market where they will have the opportunity to engage with local farmers. The camp will culminate in a tour of an organic farm where students will sketch and harvest their own lunch.
Instructor: Sam Scharf
Location: Schneider Museum of Art on Southern Oregon University Campus in Ashland, OR. For more information, contact Holly Kilpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 552-6245.
The registration deadline is June 7. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Click here to download the flyer and registration form.
Summer Youth Camp generously funded
by a grant from the Ashland Food Co-op.
Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, Kirby
This exhibition features the paintings of Leon Golub, prints and ceramics by Peter Voulkos, and superhero comics by the illustrator who was at the forefront of this genre, Jack Kirby. Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, Kirby was curated by Portland artist Daniel Duford and the exhibition was organized by Linda Tesner, Director of the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
From left to right: Jack Kirby, Eternals 17, page 17, detail; Peter Voulkos, Untitled, plate, ceramic, 2000; Peter Voulkos, Mimbres, bronze, 2000
Recent Work by Vanessa Calvert
The Museum’s Treehaven Gallery features sculptural work created by Vanessa Calvert during her month-long residency at Southern Oregon University. This exhibition was funded by the Ford Family Foundation
Vanessa Calvert, Angle Beam and Chaise Lounge, carved poplar, 50” x 114” x 33”, 2012, detail
Buy a Bag – Support the Schneider Museum of Art!
The Schneider Museum of Art was designated by Market of Choice to be one of four arts organizations in Oregon to be the recipient of proceeds from the sale of its Art Bags!
The next time you visit Market of Choice, be sure to look for the new 100% recyclable, non-woven polypropylene reusable Art Bags, which features the work of Corvallis artist Licia Basille-Jelten and help support the Museum.
That’s right! For each beautiful bag sold, $1.50 goes to support Oregon arts organizations, such as ours. These sensible shopping bags also make greats totes for art supplies, books and more, so be sure to purchase several. And please thank Market of Choice for supporting SOU and the Schneider Museum of Art.
The Permanent Collection
The museum's permanent collection originated from gifts donated to the university during the early stages of the museum's planning and development. Over time with the generous gifts from many collectors in the Rogue Valley, the multifaceted collection has grown to over 500 objects of art. The museum has tried to maintain as diverse a collection as possible with examples of various media, styles and cultures for exhibition and research. The collection is most heavily focused on works on paper from the 20th century and beyond.