Building Oregon

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)

Title
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) Art Museum, University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) Museum of Art, University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
Creator
Lawrence, Holford, Allyn & Bean Lawrence, Ellis Fuller Holford, William Allyn, Frederick S. Bean, Ormond R. Hammond, Ross B.
Creator Display
Lawrence, Holford, Allyn & Bean (architecture firm, 1929-1932) Ellis Fuller Lawrence (architect, 1879-1946) William Gordon Holford (architect, 1878-1970) Ormond R. Bean (architect, 1885-1975) Frederick Stanley Allyn (architect, 1883-1963) Ross B. Hammond (builder/contractor, 1889-1966)
Description
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
Ellis Lawrence Building Inventory
Provenance
University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1930-1939
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views exposition buildings cultural centers (buildings) museums (buildings)
Latitude
44.044831
Longitude
-123.075489
Location
Eugene >> Lane County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Lane County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Oregon >> Pacific Northwest United States
Street Address
1430 Johnson Lane
Date
1930
Identifier
lawrence_eugene_uomuseumart.pdf
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Source
Ellis Lawrence Building Survey. Edited by Michael Shellenbarger, Kimberly K. Lain. Oregon. State Historic Preservation Office; University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, 1989.
Type
Image
Format
application/pdf
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Is Part Of
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
One of Lawrences finest buildings, the Museum of Art combines an exotic blend of Modernistic, oriental and european styles which is unique in Lawrence's work. (He refered to the meeting of eastern and western civilizations on the Pacific coast .) The plain boldly massed rear resulted when only the 1st stage was built ; Lawrence thought it would look "a fright" without the unbuilt wings, but Frank Lloyd Wright praised the rear during his visit to the campus in 1931. The peaceful courtyard, a memorial to President P.L.Campbell, assembles artwork by faculty students of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts--including Richard Bock who created much of Frank Lloyd Wrights early architectural sculpture . The building is significant for its early use of innovative features which later became widely used in museums: the lack of exterior windows, and artificial lighting and ventilation. The Museum of Art was built by public donations to house the Murray Warner collection of oriental art. Quoted from: Ellis Lawrence Building Survey.