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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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Address: 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR 97403
Phone Number: 541-346-3027
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Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The public is welcome to tour this university art museum with a...
The public is welcome to tour this university art museum with a comprehensive collection of Asian art.
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Excellent Asian permanent collection and always interesting temporary exhibits. Well worth a visit any time of year. Down side is difficulty of parking around the university... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent Asian permanent collection and always interesting temporary exhibits. Well worth a visit any time of year. Down side is difficulty of parking around the university, but not a problem usually at the weekend. Nice restaurant with patio seating in good weather.

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Eugene, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have never seen a bad exhibit here and the building itself is beautiful to see and to be in. There is a small central outdoor courtyard that is very peaceful. The layout and interior design is very pleasing and lends itself well to viewing art. This is a great place to take some time for yourself especially if you... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Huge gallery dedicated to "kitch" art - "Knit Eugene" is not art - just handy craft. Another one to a Korean throne (not all that interesting). One room was dark with a tent in the middle and a light on the roof - someone's idea of avant guarde? Real art was poorly displayed. A visiting Gaugin painting (the star of... More 

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Chicago, Ilinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I work at a large art museum in a city, so this museum is bound to look small but it is fairly good for a university art museum. I very much enjoyed the exhibit of paintings by local David McCosh, but I didn't like the contemporary Toyonaga exhibit--the art was not worth a show. I have seen a number of... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's hard to be tough on this museum when you've visited others in Europe and New York. I'm not an asian art fan and that is what this museum is known for. Definitely stop by Marche Cafe next door once you're done browsing the collection (which won't take long).

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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The museum building architecture is fabulous, also the collections inside are absolutely wonderful. Although the museum does not have art and collectibles from many important civilizations of the world like India, it also lacks in art/ collectibles from some culturally important countries of Africa. The garden indoor is beautiful and wish was more green and less concrete then it appears... More 

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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It costs $5s for adults and is free for just about everybody else. The collection ranges from Korean to Chinese to Japanese to floating exhibits and more. The floating exhibits were some very modern (as in time, not style) art as well as an exhibit of an American who used Japanese wood block techniques from the 50s. I have always... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was stuck in Eugene for two days due to car trouble and this was such an unexpected gem! Located in a shady area of the U of O campus, the museum has a great collection of NW art as well as a fantastic visiting exhibit. $5 admission is well worth it and I had a delicious and affordable lunch... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Local artists - wow! Small flavor of cultures, diverse mediums, many periods were on display. There were even local students' works - wonderful idea. Nominal entrance fees and beautifully maintained…handouts are nice presentations.

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Wooster, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

IF you can find the University of Oregon campus entrance, navigate the wretched one-way streets and packs of bicyclists, you might be able to park in one of the eight dedicated parking spaces. Otherwise, you will find yourself parking on the street and walking to the museum from there. After a short stroll through the beautiful university grounds, you arrive... More 

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