Upcoming Events

Visiting Artist/Designer, Bland Hoke

Flutter Tunnel, Bland Hoke

Flutter Tunnel, Bland Hoke

Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 PM

In the Art Building, Center for the Visual Arts, Room 124 

Bland Hoke will be hosting a conversation about  plans for his upcoming public art pice on the SOU campus. Design Development is a conversation in which a project idea is generated, vetted and prototyped to understand how people will use it, understand it and what other factors might affect the idea. Bland Hoke will be visiting SOU to engage in design development for a public art project that will be installed outside Hawk Dining. The project will provide social seating that reacts to the wind using wings made from paddles and oars collected from the region. Hoke welcomes conversation related to the project’s development and integration into the campus. Hoke will also discuss his fascination with exotic waste and ways to obtain and work with materials cast off from industry.

The Origins of the Biennial Exhibition
Presentation by Melissa Geppert

Thursday, November 6, at 5:30 PM

Schneider Museum of Art

The Schneider Museum of Art is hosting a talk by Melissa Geppert, an Assistant Professor of Art History at Southern Oregon University.  Professor Geppert will discuss the rise of the biennial exhibition in contemporary art. The talk will be held on Thursday, November 6, at 5:30 PM in the Schneider Museum of Art at the Center for the Visual Arts on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus.

In her lecture, Professor Geppert will be discussing the origins and rise of the biennial exhibition in contemporary art, including its significance to artists, curators, and audiences. Geppert will address topics such as the organization of biennials, their relationship to other kinds of contemporary arts institutions, and the impacts of biennials in the globalization of contemporary art.

First Friday Concerts

Quadraphonic Space as Metaphor – with Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard 

Friday, November 7, 11:00 AM

Friday, December 5, 11:00 AM

Free of charge

The museum presents First Friday Concerts with Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, performing as Control Voltage Therapy. Barton and Bayard to explore “Space as Metaphor,” utilizing three Buchla Easel electronic music instruments and a quadraphonic sound system.

Bruce Bayard and Todd Barton of Control Voltage Therapy

Bruce Bayard and Todd Barton of Control Voltage Therapy

FREE Family Day

Saturday, November 8, 10:00 AM  1:00 PM

Free entry for families to browse our current exhibition Selections from PORTLAND2014 and participate in museum activities designed to engage young viewers. Children are invited to create their own multimedia collages in our hands-on activity room.



Tuesday Tours

Every Tuesday, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Guided Exhibition Tour