About White Box

White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland is a visual laboratory invested in the exploration and presentation of contemporary critical inquiry in the visual arts. The 1,500-square-foot gallery is located at 24 NW 1st Avenue, in the historic White Stag Block in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood.The White Box brings together students, faculty, and regional and global communities to research and present contemporary issues in art and design. White Box features a unique state-of-the-art multimedia projection room, the Gray Box, which can support immersive explorations in sound and video art.

Past programming highlights include – Inspiration China, the inaugural White Box exhibition, a collaboration between the University of Oregon’s Digital Arts program, the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and John Jay of Wieden + Kennedy. Donald Judd Symposium and Exhibition, explored concepts of delegated fabrication, featuring four original Judd sculptures. The More Things Change: Relocating Weegee Photographs, exhibited 22 photographs and presented two community lectures on the topic of Weegee’s profound influence on American photography. MADE: Product Design, Metalsmithing, Furniture and Ceramics, featured student work connected to the University of Oregon’s new Product Design program, presented in conjunction with the Industrial Design Society of America’s annual conference hosted in Portland, Oregon.


Weekdays will have varying hours. Please email for availability.

Saturday, noon – 6:00p.m.

PHONE: (503) 412 – 3689