We believe that one of the best kept secrets on Oregon’s South Coast is the Coos Art Museum (CAM). Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, CAM is building a robust arts and cultural scene in our community while promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual arts.
Here’s a tip: When you go, plan to stay a while. The museum contains over 5600 square feet of space and has multiple galleries including the famed Prefontaine Gallery on the 2nd floor.
The art museum, housed in a historical art deco structure built in 1936, has been a vital part of the state’s cultural landscape for nearly 50 years and continue to challenge and educate the public with extraordinary exhibits this fall. Here are some of the current exhibits we hope you will go see this Fall.
King Tut is coming to the Coos Art Museum November 12th, 13th and 14th, just in time for the 90th anniversary celebration of the Egyptian Theatre! In addition, the Coos Art Museum is pleased to present Egyptian Memories, a beautiful reproductions of the woven designs found in Tut’s clothing produced by textile artist and art historian Nancy Arthur Hoskins. Previously exhibited at Vanderbilt University, Egyptian Memories will be on displaythe Mable Hansen Gallery through December 5, 2015.
Coos Art Museum is proud to present “Juxtaposed,”; a thought provoking installation art exhibition exploring new vistas in contemporary art. “Juxtaposed,” focuses on four contemporary female artists with a history of producing challenging and thought provoking works through installation and experimental media. Each artists was given a space juxtaposed to the next and free reign to create a provocative environment dealing with contemporary issues. The exhibition, will be held in the Museum’s Maggie Karl and Vaughan Galleries and runs through December 5, 2015.
Images below: Renee Couture (installation detail), Dani Dodge – Detail from “Throw Stones”, Allison Hyde – Installation at Tacoma Art Museum, Karin Richardson – Detail from “The Remains to be Seen”
Abstract and colorful works by one of North Bend’s best known cultural leaders and past gubernatorial candidate for Oregon will be on exhibit through December 5th at the Uno Richter Atrium Gallery.
View of North Bend, Maggie Karl
Iconic and the undiscovered scenes in our Bay Area will be on display in A Sense of Place in the Clare Wherle Community Gallery through December 5, 2015. Curated by Stephanie Donaldson, Coos Art Museum’s Education Director, the exhibit represents the artistic expression of fifty different individuals in how they define the Bay Area. Restricted to an 8 x 10 inch art surface provided by the museum, participants used media of their choice to depict historic buildings, boardwalks, harbors, farmers’ markets, and people. As part of the A Sense of Place exhibition and Coos Art Museum’s Fall Lecture Series, Coos Bay Mayor Crystal Shoji will lead a town hall meeting and artists’ feedback forum on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5:30 to 6:30p.m.
Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.