A new calendar year suggests a new probability to experience art at the UO

Satisfied New Calendar year!

As we changeover to 2021, the new 12 months delivers a blend of both equally in-man or woman and digital arts situations. The Erb Memorial Union will host a number of reside gatherings, which include BE Listened to with comic guide writer and filmmaker David F. Walker, as well as art installations in the EMU’s Aperture and Adell McMillan galleries. February is Black history thirty day period, so be guaranteed to choose in the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s online exhibition “Racing to Modify: Oregon’s civil Legal rights Years—The Eugene Tale,” or explore the large virtual collections of museums, stories, galleries and much more at Google’s arts and tradition site.


The Department of Artwork and Centre for Artwork Study will host quite a few artist lectures in its Browsing Artist Lecture Sequence. Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on the Section of Artwork Facebook web site. On Jan. 14 is “Convergence” featuring artist Fred H.C. Liang, whose latest get the job done combines jianzhi, the people artwork of cut paper, with porcelain to take a look at cultural exchanges among the East and West.

Jan. 28, Mario Ybarra Jr., a visible and overall performance artist, educator and activist who combines street tradition with wonderful artwork that explores the Mexican-American working experience in Los Angeles, will converse on “I Did it for Investigation,” a George and Matilda Fowler Lecture covering some of his past tasks as effectively as inventive tactics and applications for building artwork that tells family members stories and other marginalized narratives.

'Time to Chill'Be a part of Jillian Mayer for “Time to Chill” on Feb. 4. Mayer, whose function comprises online video, sculpture, painting, photography, performance and interactive installations, will touch on themes of identity development, experience, electronic vs. analog environments, benefit, legacy and dependency.

Portland-dependent artist Laura Fritz will existing “Mechanisms of Uncertainty” on Feb. 11. Via a variety of media including sculpture, video and light-weight, her immersive installations explore the cognition of uncertainty. Webinar registration.

Historical past of art and architecture professor and 2020-21 Oregon Humanities Heart college investigation fellow Kristen Seaman will current a operate-in-development communicate on “Artwork and Get the job done in the Eco-friendly Sculpture Sector” Feb. 26.


Drop in Jan. 14 for a Ducks following Dim screening of “Black Panther” at the EMU. Component of the Marvel Comics universe, superhero Black Panther, aka T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), returns property to the African nation of Wakanda to get his rightful position as king just after the dying of his father, but a highly effective enemy attracts him into a conflict that puts the destiny of Wakanda and the overall world at chance. Masks and social distancing are essential at this minimal-capability, RSVP-demanded event.

Be a part of German and comparative literature professor Ken Calhoon on Jan. 15 for “A Pause in the Action: Reflections on a Cinematic Gesture,” a digital presentation hosted by the University of Arts and Sciences. Drawn from Calhoon’s not too long ago completed book project, “The Extended Century’s Very long Shadow: Weimar Cinema and the Intimate Modern-day,” the celebration is a examine of German cinema in the 1920s and its url to literature and portray that emerged in 1800, giving increase to the modern day Expressionist cinema.  

Never pass up BE Read with David F. Walker, a live, in-person occasion Feb. 23 in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom. Walker, who teaches at Portland Point out College, is a comic e-book author and filmmaker who has labored for Marvel, DC and Graphic Comics. He is also the author of the graphic novel “The Daily life of Fredrick Douglass.” Attendees have to RSVP this restricted-area event. More livestream on Instagram and video clip will be uploaded to the EMU YouTube web page subsequent the function.


Even though the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is at the moment shut till even more notice, you can still working experience artwork via quite a few 360-diploma virtual tours. Take a look at the Hallie Ford Fellows Visual Arts and Nuestra Imagen Genuine exhibitions or the Prince Lucien Campbell Courtyard. Stroll by the museum at your have pace utilizing circle icons to navigate from locale to locale. Zoom in on personal artworks, examine object labels and descriptive texts and obtain informational one-way links and exhibition brochures or analyze guides. New galleries and tours will proceed to be additional to the museum web site.

Through Feb. 11 in the Aperture Gallery, “Wild Alaska,” a photographic exhibition by Cory Lescher, will be on show. A maritime biologist and photographer, Lescher’s lens focuses on his outdoor adventures in Alaska.

A UO ID is necessary to see exhibitions in the EMU’s galleries. Digital excursions will be out there at UO Visual Arts’ Instagram and Fb channels


College Theatre’s 2020-21 period will give a mix of live performances on its Hope and Robinson Theatre phases and by means of YouTube livestreaming. The initially to be announced is “Personalized Sport,” a dwell theater practical experience premiering Jan. 29 showcasing Learn of Fantastic Arts candidate Ashley Baker’s costume styles.

The challenge will aspect performers wearing costumes that abstractly categorical the various paths individuals acquire to adapt themselves for role-enjoying games. Every 15-minute occasion will be performed 3-4 situations per night time for 14 socially distanced viewers associates. The occasion operates through Feb. 6.


From Jan. 24-28, capture the Artist Sequence, a digital celebration featuring Anthony McGill on clarinet accomplishing Messiaen’s “Abyss of the Birds” from Quartet for the Stop of Time Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Brahms’ Trio in Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114.

Calidore QuartetCM@B provides “Virtuoso Violins” Feb. 7-11. Orion Weiss, Wu Han, Francisco Fullana, Paul Huang, Sean Lee, Danbi Um, Matthew Lipman and Clive Greensmith will accomplish Telemann’s Concerto in D key for Four Violins Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 18 and Fauré’s Quartet No. 1 in C small for Piano and Strings, Op. 15.

Feb. 21-25, CM@B hosts the Calidore Quartet and Xavier Foley performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80 and Dvorák’s Quintet in G key for Two Violins, Viola, Cello and Bass, Op. 77.

Tune in to KWAX, UO’s classical radio station Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. for the Oregon Bach Pageant Vault: Bach Secular Cantatas, a 1996 Helmuth Rilling-conducted performance.

Museum of Organic and Cultural Background

If you have not nonetheless knowledgeable the “Racing to Transform” exhibition, the museum’s on-line exhibit traces the heritage and functions of Oregon’s civil legal rights several years in Eugene. Investigate subjects ranging from the pre-Civil Rights era and getting Black and very pleased to how the neighborhood rallied for the result in, the role the UO performed, and assets for continuing the mission of Civil Rights and equality.

Streaming methods

Right up until venues for in-person occasions open up back up, the online is a treasure trove of digital exhibits, collections, audio, video and photos for on the web entertainment.

For Black Heritage Month, check out a richness of virtual collections, museums, tales, galleries and a lot more at Google’s arts and culture web site.

If you have not uncovered eventbrite.com, test not to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of effortlessly searchable no cost digital situations, like everything from yoga lessons, audio and baking workshops to creator readings, crafting, comedy and networking options.

Be sure to drop in and view the UO Channel featuring an assortment of livestreamed functions, Department of Art Checking out Artist Lecture Series video clips, visitor speakers and much more.

—By Sharleen Nelson, University Communications