Past Exhibitions

Our 2019-2020 Exhibitions

A Grand Tour: Images of Italy from the Permanent Collection of the Jundt Art Museum (CLOSED)

Decorative image
In his book Italian Hours, author Henry James often commented on the tourist sites of urban Italy. In 1882, he noted, “The only way to care for Venice as she deserves it is to give her a chance to touch you often—to linger and remain and return.” James and other late-nineteenth–century Americans were continuing the British tradition of the Grand Tour in Italy, centered on its most important cultural cities and historic sites. This exhibition functions as a visual travelogue of the Italian peninsula using works of art from the collection of the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University.

Both the exhibition and an accompanying book begin with sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century European prints, byproducts of artists’ visits mostly to the urban centers of Rome and Florence, and conclude with twenty-first-century images. Significant portions of the objects in this exhibition result from the Bolker Collection and from the Fredrick and Genevieve Schlatter Endowed Print Fund. A Grand Tour utilizes the Jundt Art Museum’s collection to present artistic imagery of the canals of Venice, the Renaissance architecture of Florence, and the classical remains of Rome, but also sites in Milan, Pisa, Assisi, Naples, and Palermo as well as other cities and towns. We hope that this selection of 76 images of Italy will give pleasure as one introduction to a wide-ranging and astonishing topic and as an opportunity, as James writes, “to linger and remain and return.”

Watch a Virtual Gallery Walk Through of A Grand Tour

 

From the Collection on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment: Prints by Women (CLOSED)

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the formal ratification by the states of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing and protecting women's right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. Gonzaga University is embracing the opportunity to honor this milestone, explore relevant issues, and enliven the tenets of Gonzaga’s mission for social justice and care for the whole person. The 19th: For Her, For All is Gonzaga’s Committee to recognize the centennial. The Jundt Art Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with this special exhibition, Prints by Women, featuring 20 images created by American female artists from each decade since 1920. The display includes prints created by several internationally-known artists such as Dorothy Dehner, Corita Kent, Alice Neel, Alison Saar, and Cindy Sherman.

 

Makoto Fujimura: Silence – Mysterion (CLOSED)

Makoto Fujimura, Charis-Kairos
Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ)
A solo exhibition of recent works by renowned international artist, Makoto Fujimura. Large-scale paintings from his Silence & Beauty Series, and the Four Holy Gospels frontispieces will be on display. The art, deeply grounded in Fujimura’s faith, explores our common experience with suffering and trauma, healing and beauty. Fujimura’s work combines traditional Japanese materials and techniques with modern abstraction, resulting in layered, prismatic paintings that can only be fully appreciated in person.
 

From the Collection:Ethnicity and Identity as Themes in Art (CLOSED)

Jason Elliot Clark, The “S” Word in Idaho
Jason Elliot Clark
(American, b 1967)
The "S" Word in Idaho,
2001,
Protoplate lithograph and relief on paper.
In conjunction with Gonzaga University hosting a conference in Fall 2019 organized by the Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples section of the Latin American Studies Association (ERIP-LASA), the Jundt Art Museum has selected works from its permanent collection centered on the themes of ethnicity and identity. In these images and objects, artists convey information about themselves, their respective personalities, their experiences, and their worldviews. Several of the artists make use of self-portraiture as a traditional vehicle for expressing a sense of identity. This Arcade Gallery display also intentionally features a number of works in the museum’s collection by regional, indigenous artists. Art as self-expression becomes a meeting site where an artist shares personality and meaning with the viewer. Meanwhile, other artists use image making as a way to communicate information about our collective understandings of race, ethnicity, and identity.
 

Our Past Exhibitions Included

CLOSE IN: "Drawn to the Wall VII"  Exhibition (CLOSED)

View of entry to Drawn to the Wall VII exhibit.
Every three years, five artists are invited to spend two weeks at the Jundt Art Museum to create a drawing on one side of an 8-by-11 foot museum wall. The unusual component of this project is that the drawings will be removed and painted over at the end of the exhibit and the walls returned to their normal use as gallery partitions. Artists selected for “Drawn to the Wall VII” were asked to find individual, workable solutions to large-scale drawings and to the constraints of working in a “common” environment.

2019 Drawn to the Wall VII artists:

  • Jen Erickson
  • Robert Fifield
  • Christine Kimball
  • Dan McCann
  • Jamie Nadherny

CLOSE IN: Evolution: Potter Harry Green's 50-Year Journey (CLOSED)

Artist Harry Green
Active in establishing the study and creation of pottery at Gonzaga University several decades ago, potter Harry Green studied at Eastern Washington University, in Japan and Europe, and at UC Berkeley.  Working for several years creating functional pots for Nordstrom, Green joined Pottery Northwest in Seattle.  After almost 50 years, Green continues to throw functional serving pieces, using porcelain clay and china white glaze.  His effort to "showcase a host's culinary skills, beauty of presentation, and hopefully longer visits around the table" will be featured in the Arcade Gallery.

Gonzaga University Art Department Faculty Exhibition (CLOSED)

Four panel graphic showing samples of the art on exhibit.

The Art Faculty Exhibition was well received, with tours and visitors from all over the state and the Inland Northwest.

Download the Art Department Faculty exhibit informational postcard.

 

 
 
  • Work by Dale Chihuly from the Coombes Collection and the Permanent Collection
  • Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, 2016 - online
  • Fifty Masterworks from the Print Collection of the Jundt Art Museum
  • Jesuits and the Arts Series - Vivid in my mind: The visionary and landscape images of Father Andrew William Vachon, S.J. and Befriending sacredness: Works by Father Araujo, S.J.
 
  • Work by Dale Chihuly from the Coombes Collection and the Permanent Collection
  • CLOSE-IN: Shani Marchant and Marilyn Lysohir
  • Senior Art Exhibition
  • Ric Gendron: Rattlebone
  • "Amen, Amen: Religion & Southern Self-Taught Artists"
  • Chinese Printmaker Zhang Guanghui
  • CLOSE-IN: Frank Werner, An Art of Deception
  • Views of Rome and Andy Warhol: Photographs
  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: Photographic Legacy
 
  • Views of Rome: Eighteenth-Century Prints by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and His Contemporaries & Andy Warhol: Photographs
  • Legacy of the Kiln: the Works of Terry Gieber and his Former Students
  • Senior Art Exhibit
  • Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
  • What Is Art? Visual & Material Culture from The Permanent Collection
  • Les LePere
  • American Prints from the Permanent Collection
  • Drawn to the Wall V
  • CLOSE IN: Allie Kurtz Vogt
 

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