Exclusive Members’ Exhibition Preview: Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

  • 01.24.19
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get the first view of the new exhibit, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, and learn more about his work, life and legacy from Charles Froelick, Rick’s longtime friend and art dealer. He will provide valuable insight into this celebrated Oregon artist, including firsthand accounts of Rick’s passion and work.

Rick Bartow (1946-2016) is one of Oregon’s most celebrated Indigenous artists. This retrospective exhibition of his large-scale paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures celebrates and memorializes his extraordinary life and career. Bartow’s work explores his Native American identity, his service in Vietnam and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his enduring love for the natural world.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.
Support for the exhibition is provided by the Ford Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer, the Coeta and Donald Barker Changing Exhibitions Endowment, The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Ballinger Endowment, Philip and Sandra Piele, and JSMA members.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hors d’oeuvres, no host bar
Members free, $5 for guests

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