Broadway Gallery

1620 SW Park Avenue | Lincoln Hall, 1st floor | Open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday 7:30am-5pm





Rebecca Saunders, God Mend Thine Every Flaw, 59 x 44 inches. 

Outspoken: Modern Quilts
January 14 - March 15, 2019

Throughout the history of quilting, women have used needle and thread to express their opinions on political and social issues. Portland-area quilters bring this tradition into the current moment in "Outspoken: Modern Quilts." These 13 quilts, created by members of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, feature words and phrases reflecting on the social movements, political tumult, popular culture and soul searching of the past two years. 
On Tuesday, January 29 quilt designer and textile artist Sam Hunter speaks on "A Brief History of Word Quilts." 


Lecture and reception
Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 pm

Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75) 
1620 SW Park Ave. 

Reception to follow in the Broadway Gallery







Megan Hanley: In/Habitable

September 15 - December 31, 2018

As the 2017 recipient of the College of the Arts' Deinum Prize for Visionaries and Provocateurs, Megan Hanley spent the last year conducting research in collaboration with the Center for Life in Extreme Environments (CLEE) at Portland State. Working with biologists in the lab and on-site at Lassen Volcanic National Park, Hanley learned about the life cycles of bacteria and viruses that survive in hot springs and bubbling mud.

This resulting exhibition of drawings and ceramic sculptures offers reflection on the conditions necessary to sustain life for different organisms while also considering the complicated relationship humans have with our environment.

Artist Talk: Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5:30-7pm
Lincoln Recital Hall (LH), room 75



Field Burns Brochure


Field Burns: Photographs by Patrick Collier

January 24 - May 18, 2018

Trained in philosophy, literature, and art, Patrick Collier moved to Oregon from Chicago in 2003 and began farming in the Willamette Valley. Although he has presented his sculpture and text- and photo-based conceptual work in exhibitions in Portland and Corvallis, Collier may be best known to regional audiences for his perceptive critical writing for the online journal Oregon ArtsWatch. With this selection of recent digital prints in the Broadway Gallery, the College of the Arts samples a unique project within Collier’s larger practice: “Field Burns,” a series of remarkable photographs of the terrain surrounding the artist’s home in rural Stayton. The landscapes provide an occasion for viewers to consider a range of issues, from agricultural practices in our state to the nature of artistic regionalism, while delighting in the sheer beauty of Collier’s compositions.


Our American Eyes Brochure


Our American Eyes: Prints by Roger Shimomora

September 27, 2017 - January 8, 2018

This year is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. As a child, artist Roger Shimomura was one of them. His colorful images, which reference Pop art and Japanese woodblock prints, often skewer stereotypes of Asian Americans.



Ritual Unmoored: Works by Six Jewish Ceramists

March 22 - September 17, 2017

Noted Oregon ceramists fashion vessels, sculptures and wall pieces that reimagine traditional forms of the ritual object. Co-sponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

Image: Linda Bourne, Open Heart, 2015


A Luthier's Legacy catalogue


A Luthier's Legacy: The Hagler Gift of Stringed Instruments

September 28, 2016 - March 15, 2017

The College of the Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of stringed instruments given to Portland State University by Kathy Hagler of Eagle, Idaho, in honor of her longtime colleague and friend, Provost Sona Andrews. These thirty-five instruments in the lute family—ukuleles, guitars, and dulcimers as well as a banjo, mandolin, and Chinese pipa—were either crafted or acquired for careful study and use by our donor's late husband, Mike Hagler (1948-2014). Hagler's extraordinary talent and enthusiasm for the musical instrument as a work of art is so clearly evident in these objects, which are now passed on to PSU for the intruction and delight of students in the School of Music for generations to come. 


Remote Impressions Brochure [PDF]


Remote Impressions: Works from Crow's Shadow Press

March 9 - June 27, 2016

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts director and PSU alumnus Karl Davis selects from works by Pat Boas, Damien Gilley, Jenene Nagy, Wendy Red Star, Sara Siestreem, as well as Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, James Lavadour, Lillian Pitt, Marie Watt, and others. A brochure with a short history of Crow's Shadow Institute by Davis will accompanies this exhibition.




Masterworks Catalogue


Masterworks of the Columbia River Plateau, 1870-1930

October 20, 2015 - February 29, 2016

Twined and beaded objects created by Native American women of the Columbia River Plateau, 1870-1930. Flat bags, hats, pouches, and quivers by skilled weavers from the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama people. From the collections of Natalie Fay Linn and the Linn family of Portland.

Lecture: Friday, November 20, 2015, 4:30 pm
Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Spirit, Wisdom, and Activism of Indigenous Cultures 

Symposium: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tamánwit: A Symposium on Columbia River Art and Sovereignty



Susan Harlan: Drawing Water

May 18 - October 9, 2015

Susan Harlan draws her imagery from fragments of natural materials, collected and made into specimen-like slides, or the documentation of patterns left behind by the movements of wind and water. Inspired by these "miniature landscapes," she transforms these studies into the abstact, mixed media artist books and fused glass panels featured in this exhibition.




Lyric Truth Catalogue

Lyric Truth: Paintings by Rosemarie Beck

February 5 - May 3, 2015

Paintings by New York artist Rosemarie Beck (1923-2003). Beck made sumptuous paintings and embroideries that often depicted scenes from Shakespeare and Greek mythology. This exhibit of her paintings runs concurrent with exhibitions of Beck's work at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (Embroideries) and at Portland Community College Rock Creek (Drawings).

A Symposium on Thursday, March 5 offered an multidisciplinary look at the life of this accomplished artist.