The Museum

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.

Current Exhibitions

The spring exhibition, 3, features the first of a two-part exhibition of the Southern Oregon Site Project, generously supported by the Ford Family Foundation.  The Site Project includes an installation by Avantika Bawa, Flood.Control and the installation, Visibility Near Zero by Heidi Schwegler.  Also featured: The Great Northwest, 2011-12, Single-channel video, Chromira prints, and ephemera by Matt McCormick.

Please join us on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 5:30 for a lecture by Avantika Bawa.  Immediately after the lecture, vocalist Christine Williams will perform in Avantika Bawa’s installation a combination of composed pieces and improvised vocals performed in response to the space and the work.

We will be open for First Friday, May 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  At 7:00 PM, Terry Longshore and Friends will perform.

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With your help we are presenting groundbreaking contemporary art exhibitions, arts education to community and university students, an artist-in-residence program, and site-specific installations. We are grateful for your lively interest and participation. Your generous support enables us to engage local patrons and visitors with the outstanding art of our time. Please join us today – make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking the “Learn More” link, below. We are thankful for your support, and hope to see you at the museum very soon!Learn More

Permanent Collection

The Schneider Museum of Art was awarded funds to acquire Arnold J. Kemp’s Who’s Afraid of Something Real (2012), an archival pigment print in an artist’s frame; and Akihiko Miyoshi’s diptych, Abstract Photograph (111511dg2) and (111511c)(2012). This was made possible by The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, that helps visual arts institutions acquire seminal works by Oregon visual artists. The effort preserves public access to great works, supports the artists, and the institutions that sustain their work.