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Upcoming Exhibition at Hallie Ford Museum of Art in #SalemOR


Upcoming Exhibition

Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Collection

September 17 – December 22, 2016

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Willem and Diane Volkersz of Bozeman, Montana have collected folk and outsider art since the mid-1970s, amassing an extensive collection over the past 40 years.

Organized by director John Olbrantz under the guidance of the Volkersz’, this exhibition features 108 objects by 32 artists that reflect the breadth and scope of this remarkable collection. Included in the exhibition are paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, textiles, and mixed media works by self-taught and outsider artists such as the Rev. Howard Finster, Arthur Frenchy, Robert E. Smith, and Sarah Taylor, among many others.

Contact Information:
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Willamette University
700 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301

Exhibition Related Events

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Paulus Lecture Hall, Willamette University College of Law
Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Collection
Willem and Diane Volkersz

Free and open to the public

Member’s Reception
Friday, September 16, 2016 between 6 and 8 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art


  • Museum Members: complimentary
  • Non-members: $5/person suggested donation at the door
  • New Members: are welcome to join at the event or online

RSVP by Monday, September 12, 2016 (acceptances only):

Evening for Educators
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Maribeth Collins Lobby and Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Educators are invited to join Elizabeth Garrison, the Cameron Paulin Curator of Education, for a complimentary preview of the exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. This workshop is designed to help teachers prepare students for a field trip to the exhibition, as well as broaden curriculum concepts for use in the classroom.

Advance registration for this free workshop is required by September 19 by calling 503-370-6855

A Teacher’s Guide for this exhibition will be available September 21.


Financial Support

This exhibition has been supported by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax fund and the Oregon Arts Commission.


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