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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. February 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Event Image Willamette Day
All Day

*WU Campus

Celebrate Willamette University’s official 175th birthday by wearing your cardinal and gold Willamette gear. There will be cake and a special Atkinson Lecture featuring renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

“Future First” is the theme for the 175th celebration’s yearlong series of events. As Willamette turns 175, we remember the past and look to the future.

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Event Image Exhibition | Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism | Jan 21 - March 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to present a major retrospective exhibition for Louis Bunce (1907-1983), a legendary Portland painter, printmaker, and teacher who taught at the Museum Art School from 1946 to 1972 and who influenced several generations of Oregon artists. Organized by Professor Emeritus of Art History and Senior Faculty Curator Roger Hull, the exhibition will chronicle the artist’s career over a 57 year period and features 49 paintings drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States.

For more information on this exhibition and related events (reception, lectures and gallergy talks) please visit
Event Image Ta-Nehisi Coates — “A Deeper Black: Race in America”
7:00 PM

Smith Auditorium

On February 1, 2017, Willamette University will present bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who will deliver “A Deeper Black: Race in America” as part of the university’s Atkinson Lecture Series and annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Doors open at 6 for the 7 p.m. lecture in the university's Smith Auditorium.

Called “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” by New York Observer, Coates has earned widespread critical praise for his keen insight and powerful prose.

Beginning January 16, university students, faculty and staff each can reserve up to four free general admission tickets, and alumni can reserve two free tickets. Any remaining tickets will be available on January 23 for members of the public, who may reserve up to two free tickets.

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