Arts and Culture



As part of its role as a public university, the University of Oregon preserves and celebrates culture through a wide array of opportunities open to both our students and the community at large. The following flagship programs are fueled to a large degree by contributions.

ChamberMusic@Beall
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Humanties Center

ChamberMusic@Beall

The ChamberMusic@Beall concert series is a collaboration of the UO School of Music and Dance and the Oregon Bach Festival. As the only series in Lane County devoted exclusively to chamber music performed by internationally-acclaimed artists, ChamberMusic@Beall provides performances throughout the year of impeccable quality for all of the Eugene community. Give now.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the only academic museum in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, was built in 1933 to house more than 3,700 works of art given to the University of Oregon by Gertrude Bass Warner. Today, the museum is home to a vast permanent collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, American art, as well as an expanding collection of Latin American art, and regularly hosts exciting special exhibitions in its galleries.The JSMA continues a long tradition of bridging international cultures and offers a welcoming destination for discovery and education centered on artistic expression. Give now.

Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is a center of interdisciplinary research and education, serving the global scientific community, Native American tribes, the University of Oregon, K-12 students and educators, and the wider public. The museum is home to hundreds of thousands of cultural objects, fossils, and biological specimens from Oregon and around the world. Your gift can support the preservation of important collections, ongoing research and education in archaeology and paleontology, and state-of-the-art exhibits emphasizing the cultural and natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at natural-history.uoregon.edu/giving.

Oregon Bach Festival

Since 1970, the Grammy Award-winning Oregon Bach Festival provides a home for Bach's beloved music in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Eugene with a series in Portland and concerts in other Oregon cities, the annual summer event attracts the world's leading musicians, who perform the works of Bach and the generations of composers he influenced. The OBF also provides educational opportunities for students of all ages, including the Master Class in Conducting Program, Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, Berwick Academy and Organ Institute. Give now.

Oregon Humanities Center

The Oregon Humanities Center seeks to promote and strengthen the humanities, both on campus and in the broader community, by supporting humanities research and teaching and fostering collaboration among the disciplines. The OHC fosters public awareness and discussion of critical issues in the humanities through a rich array of free public programs both on and off campus, including lectures, conferences and symposia, theater, readings, and concerts. Give now.

Need help deciding how to support Arts and Culture at the University of Oregon? 

For more info, please contact the appropriate staff member below:

Chamber Music@Beall
Brooke Carroll
Director of Development
541-346-5687
brookec@uoregon.edu

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Tom Jackson
Director of Development
541-346-7476
tomjack@uoregon.edu

Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Erin Hart
Associate Director of Development
541-346-2467
erinhart@uoregon.edu

Oregon Bach Festival
Nathan Bick
Director of Development
541-346-0908
nbick@uoregon.edu

Oregon Humanities Center
541-346-1001
ohc@uoregon.edu