Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon's campus in Eugene. The original building was constructed in 1930 to house a large Oriental art collection comprising of 3,700 artifacts that were donated by Gertrude Bass Warner (the museum's website states that the museum opened in 1933). It was designed by Ellis F. Lawrence, the former Dean of Architecture and Allied Arts. Its main collections are Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and American art, but art from around the world are displayed as well. It is the only academic museum in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The original part of the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
Parks, Bonnie. "University of Oregon Museum of Art." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. June 8, 1986. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/dde29205-593a-43f0-a139-8be6d802e5a4.