Online Exhibitions

Stories of place through the voices of its people.

The Guest Curator program at Five Oaks Museum was created to decentralize the museum’s singular authority and voice in storytelling. Instead, the curation and storytelling of all major exhibitions is in the hands of our community members, who can speak about their own history and experiences the most authentically. The museum provides the platform from which truthful, multi-sided stories can be told with support from our staff and cultural resources.

From 2020-2021, our guest curators created online exhibitions so their content and insights can live beyond the time and space constraints of the physical museum space.

Browse our guest-curated online exhibitions below.


#StandUpFG: Latinx Youth Activism in the Willamette Valley examines the circuitous roots and routes of Latinx youth activism in the Willamette Valley.

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Untouchable Artifacts

Untouchable Artifacts: A Virtual and Printed Exhibition on Indigenous Storytelling, History, and Resilience is a love letter to the art, practice, and importance of indigenous storytelling on Turtle Island.

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DISplace shines light on the widely unknown connection between Hawai‘i, the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that continue to flow between these two regions.

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This IS Kalapuyan Land

A bold and critical exhibition that questions how Native history is told, shares Tualatin Kalapuyan history from a contemporary Kalapuyan perspective, and features artworks by indigenous descendants who are contributing to cultural survivance today.

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