Winter is ending and campus arts and entertainment is blooming

March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is “Offering Healing, Promoting Hope”. Attend a talk given by #BlackLives Matter movement co-creator Alicia Garza on March 2 or celebrate in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom with authentic international cuisine and cultural and educational performances during the International Day event of the woman on March 7.

Want to know more about animals? Learn about endangered animals at the opening of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s ‘National Geographic Photo Ark’ exhibition or attend the pub’s monthly lecture Ideas on Tap where the role of pheromones in the mating practices of the snakes will be revealed.


To celebrate this year’s joint reading selection, “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Vegetable dyes in artists’ bookswill allow visitors to explore and manipulate books made with vegetable dyes. The pop-up exhibit will take place at Lawrence Hall on March 1.

If you love animals, you are in for a treat on March 5 when the “National Geographic photographic arkopens the exhibition at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This bilingual English-Spanish exhibit includes photographic images, interactive stations and videos of endangered animals from around the world. Tour the museum and learn about week-long ‘Photo Ark’ opening celebration activities for all ages.

OU Libraries Presents “Open scholarship of all disciplines“, a virtual digital exhibit that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Black faculty members and students at UO.

Don’t miss two exhibitions at EMU by the visual arts team. “A collective engraving exhibitionfeaturing an exhibition of work by UO printmaking students and alumni, runs through March 1 at Aperture Gallery. “The sculpted space: an architectural exhibitionfeatures work by UO architecture students and runs through March 12 in the Adell McMillan Gallery.

Common view: meeting pointshas been added to the collection of virtual tours at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. A visual arts extension of this year’s Common Reading Program featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book “Sweetgrass Braiding: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and Plant Teachingsthe exhibition brings together works by nine contemporary Aboriginal artists.

Mixed media work: Remember this: Hung Liu at Trilliumfeatures Chinese-American artist Hung Liu’s colorful works that focus on the forgotten, the poor, the afflicted, and the displaced, elevating individual dignity and individuality with a poetic, dreamlike quality. The exhibition in the museum’s Barker and Soreng galleries runs until August 28.


Mark your calendar for March 7 for the Celebrating International Women’s Day happening at the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom. Honoring women and celebrating global cultures and progress toward gender equity and international peace, the event will feature international food, cultural and educational performances from the UO community.

Movie theater

Return to a world of two realities with “The Matrix Resurrectionsas Ducks After Dark kicks off the month in EMU’s Redwood Auditorium on March 3. Free popcorn and soda and free admission for UO students with valid UO ID.

The Cinema Club will screen the 2007 computer-animated film “Ratatouille” on March 9 at the Yamada Language Center at McKenzie Hall.

Arts and crafts

Art project kitOn March 4, go to EMU and make a collage at the last Free Friday term event. Craft at the O Desk between noon and 2 p.m. or take home a prepackaged kit that includes canvas, magazine clippings, and glue.


Join Oregon State University biologist Robert Mason live on Zoom and Facebook on March 2 forSnakes, Sex and Scents: The Garden of Eden Revisitedthe Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s monthly Ideas on Tap publicity talk. Learn about pheromones, considered nature’s love potions, and the role they play in the mating practices of garter snakes.

In honor of International Women’s Day, the UO Women’s Center will present the Lyllye B. Parker Black, Lecture Series on Indigenous Women and Women of Color featuring Black Lives Matter movement co-creator Alicia Garza, WC Racial Justice Coordinator Violet Johnson and Lyllye B. Parker. The free event on March 2 at the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom will include an interactive Q&A with the audience, and international vegetarian food will be offered.

Michael Sherwin, guest multimedia artist of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, will present “Vanishing Points: Revisiting the Native American Landscape.” A long-term photographic project, “Vanishing Points” focuses on significant sites of Native American presence, including sacred landforms, earthworks, documented archaeological sites, and contested battlefields. The conference will take place on March 3 in room 177, Lawrence Hall and will also be broadcast live on Media Services UO IS YouTube.

On March 4, Hamza Walker and Mahfuz Sultan present the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series “Critical Conversations.”

The music

Beall Concert Hall

Saint-Laurent QuartetEnjoy an evening of new music in person from Oregon Composers Forum: Winter Concert II — New Music for a New Normal March 2. See you on March 3 for a student presentation of Chamber music on campus. the UO Symphony Orchestra will occur on March 4. Music and Wind, Brass and Percussion Students Oregon Wind Ensemble will occur on March 5. OU Choirs also occurs on March 5. On stage March 6 at 3 p.m. is the Saint-Laurent Quarteta modern string quartet that “brings flexibility, dramatic fire and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll energy”, followed at 7 p.m. by a UO Saxophone Studio Recital. Join Repertoire singers and campus orchestra for a harmonious performance on March 8. UO Symphony of the Winds directed by Jason M. Silveira takes the stage on March 9, Graduate String Quartet March 10, UO Drum Set March 12 and UO Gospel Ensemble March 13.

Aasen-Hull Hall

jazz combopart of the jazz studies program, will offer students the opportunity to present their work on March 4th. The winter session UO Horn Studio occurs on March 11.

Frohnmayer Music Pavilion

To rejoin Music of the Future Oregon on March 5 for a new media performance using computers and other technologies to create music and expressive compositions.

To dance

Enjoy performances and choreography from UO dance faculty members for “Dance in Concert UO» March 3 and 4 at the Dougherty Dance Theatre.

Streaming Resources

Can’t make it to an event in person? Discover the many contributions of women and celebrate Women’s History Month virtually at Library of Congress site, where you can view exhibits and collections, images, audio and video and more. Browse dozens of virtual exhibits at National Museum of Women’s History.

Google Arts & Culture is a great starting point for finding exhibits, collections, audio, video, images and more.

Explore it OU Channel for a variety of live-streamed events, videos from the Art Department’s Guest Artist Lecture Series, guest speakers and more.

—By Sharleen Nelson, University Communications

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