Museum Exhibitions in Bend
Deschutes Historical Museum
World War I exhibit
Through March 31
A stirring exhibit complete with uniforms, weapons, news clippings and interpretive panels, the Deschutes Historical Museum’s exhibit helps visitors understand Central Oregon’s role in “The Great War,” as well as that of the United States as a whole.
Ray Eyerly art retrospective
Through March 31
The first artist ever honored by a resolution in the joint houses of the Oregon legislature, Eyerly brilliantly captured the traditions of the American West with his fine-line pen-and-ink portraits of the peoples from the Warm Springs, Klamath and Navajo tribes. A longtime Sisters resident, Eyerly, a World War I veteran, passed away in 1980 at the age of 85. His reputation as an artist has only grown since, and the museum is ecstatic to have a collection of his work on display.
Deschutes Historical Museum open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4:30pm.
Bend Art Center
he Bend Art center – formerly known as A6 Print Studio & Gallery – is located in The Box Factory at 550 S.W. Industrial Way. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm, free admission. Exhibition tours available on Saturdays at 4pm for $10/person no RSVP required. Visit bendartcenter.org for a full schedule of films, speakers and other cultural programs connected to the exhibition.
High Desert Museum
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo
Through April 30
View stunning black-and-white photographs taken by Blake Little of the gay rodeo circuit and its participants during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The exhibit beautifully captures the spirit and camaraderie of the gay rodeo.
Innovation Lab: Design Inspired by Nature
Through Feb. 18
Learn how designers, engineers and architects are taking a leaf out of nature’s book, then create some designs of your own in this family-friendly exhibition.
Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx
Through April 8
Enter the wonderful world of Archaeopteryx, a famous fossil that has informed our current understanding of birds and flight. Six renowned artists from around the world bring this iconic “missing link” back to life in this beautiful, interactive exhibition.
Wildlife programs—porcupines, otters, reptiles, a bobcat—meet them all up close. Raptors of the Desert Sky—hawks, owls and other raptors—soar overhead. Living History Step back into 1904 and join the Miller Family tending the garden and working the saw mill. Visit the High Desert Museum for more information.