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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR 97403
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Ranked #18 of 35 Attractions in Eugene
Type: Art Museums
Description: The public is welcome to tour this university art museum with a comprehensive collection of Asian art.
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English first
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 reviews 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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Olympia WA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The old museum is incorporated into the newer structure. My favorite feature is a formal pond in a long, narrow "room", the peaceful spot I visited repeatedly decades ago when I felt far too busy and hurried.

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Eugene, Oregon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Run by the downtown restaurant Marche, this is a very casual bistro type restaurant. Salads and soups are great, as are the backed goods. More or less self-service. Great stop when you're visiting the Museum. Nice mix of clientele.

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Lewistown, PA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Large building. $3 for seniors. Some modern art, a large room of Japanese things, Korean calligraphy. One room of third-rate European painting. Did the whole thing in twenty minutes.

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Graton, CA
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184 reviews 184 reviews
44 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I've gone through this interesting museum a few times, as my children one at a time considered the University of Oregon as their college and came for a campus tour. From the outside it's almost impossible to guess it's a traditional art museum within, and I must say that every visit has proved surprising, both for the range and the... More

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Medford, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Since it was a guided tour, we stayed with the docent. We did not have time to spend any great time at exhibits that interested us. The museum was closed that day which made viewing easier. We only really saw the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art. I would have liked to have spent more time in the women's display section.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

From the outside, it's hard to tell that there are amazing works of art inside. I have always loved the courtyard and their Rodin sculptures. The museum has free admission on the first Friday of each month and during home Duck football games.

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