Arlene Schnitzer (January 10, 1929 - April 4, 2020)

Posted on April 4, 2020

OJMCHE expresses our sorrow at the passing of Arlene Schnitzer, one of the most recognizable and celebrated names in Oregon. We know the name well as it graces the bright lights of Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Arlene Schnitzer was a leading philanthropist, a supporter of the arts, and a civic leader who cared deeply about social issues. Her vision, dedication and artistic acumen was first evidenced in the Fountain Gallery, which she founded in Portland in 1961 to provide exhibition space and sales opportunities for local artists. Our condolences to her son Jordan Schnitzer and family.⁣ Click to continue »

Women's History Month 2020

Posted on April 2, 2020

For the second year, throughout the month of March, we highlighted different women from our archives on social media thanks to our Archivist Alisha Babbstein. Click to continue »

Virtual Museum Tours and More!

Posted on March 30, 2020

"The fact is, most of us are going to be spending a lot of time at home. And while nothing can replicate the swell of a live orchestra or the quiet murmur of an art gallery on a Saturday morning, there are countless cultural experiences at your fingertips to make your time indoors more artful and imaginative." - AJ Willingham, CNN

Take some time to look over this virtual list of virtual concerts, plays, and museums from CNN! Read more for the link and some cultural highlights. Click to continue »

Resources for Teaching and Learning through the COVID-19 outbreak

Posted on March 26, 2020

The last school visit that Education Manager Amanda Solomon made was to Enterprise High School where she was asked to provide a workshop after a series of hate incidents. Two students who had been targeted reached out to OJMCHE for help in raising awareness in their classmates and in motivating the school to provide more education about the power of speech and the consequences of hate. You can read about the visit here in the coverage in the Wallowa County newspaper.

While the museum is closed the Education Team is providing on line learning resources for parents and educators here on OJMCHE’s website. Resources will be up dated weekly on Friday mornings and you can sign up for weekly educational resources. Click to continue »

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