Sep
21
10:15am10:15am

Lecture: The Etchings of Whistler & His Circle

Join the Portland Art Museum as Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawings, discuss' The Etchings of Whistler and His Circle, an exhibition of etchings by James McNeill Whistler and other artists such as Otto Henry Bacher, Frank Duveneck, James McBey, and Joseph Pennell, who were influenced by Whistler’s lyrical, atmospheric style and delicate tonal harmonies.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

 

View Event →

Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Lecture: Different Audiences, Different Agendas

Join the Portland Art Museum for Different Audiences, Different Agendas: Why Context Matters when Thinking About Afterlife Goods in Early China, a lecture by Professor K.E. Brashier, Chair of the Religion Department, Reed College. Brashier’s illustrated lecture will begin with the first category of grave goods intended to satisfy the dead, then turn to the second category of remembrance tools used by the living lineage to preserve their dead, and finally draw upon early texts to demonstrate how writers distinguished between these two categories of afterlife existence.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

 

View Event →
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Artist Talk: Shu-Ju Wang

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Shu-Ju Wang. Wang will discuss the new words added to her Future Dictionary of Water project. She will talk about the community participation, the symbolism, the research in the science, and the studio work that brings it together. Shu-Ju Wang's solo exhibition Grounded is on view through October 1.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

View Event →
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artist Talk: Hector Hernandez

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Hector Hernandez. Hernandez holds degrees in social anthropology, fine arts, and art and education. He began mural painting in Mexico City under Arnold Belkin, and his community murals and public art continue to follow the teachings of the Mexican school of painting. Subjects and themes of his work include social and cultural change, immigration, and cultural interactions and dynamics.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

 

View Event →
Sep
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Midday Art Break: Ellen Lesperance

Join the Portland Art Museum for a Midday Art Break. Led by guest speaker Sandra Percival, Zena Zezza Director and Curator this talk will highlight two installations by Portland-based artist Ellen Lesperance, The Subjects and W.I.T.C.H. 1985, presented in collaboration with curatorial projects Zena Zezza and Converge 45. Lesperance invokes the work of female activists in her art.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

View Event →
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Lecture: Zun Lee

Join Canadian photographer, physician, and educator Zun Lee at the Portland Art Museum for an important discussion about photographic depictions of black life and culture. Lee, whose own photographs explore black fatherhood and racial disparity in cities including Ferguson, Missouri, has collected more than 3,500 Polaroids of African Americans, a selection of which are featured in Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

View Event →
Sep
7
to Sep 17

T:BA: 17

From September 7 - 17, 2017, PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival activates the city of Portland, Oregon, with contemporary art projects that bring artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks, and visual art installations.

TBA is resolutely interdisciplinary, and champions those artists who are challenging forms and working across mediums, from dance to performance to visual art. TBA's spectacular 15th year features artists from near and far that urgently reflect our current cultural moment. TBA is a global festival, exposing audiences to artists from regions not normally presented in the US.

View Event →
Sep
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

Kabuki Costume Presentation

The Portland Japanese Garden invites you to a Kabuki Costume Presentation by Shochiku Costume Co. Ltd.. A costume dresser and specialist from Shochiku Costume Co. Ltd. of Tokyo discusses the design and decoration of Kabuki costumes on view in the latest Art in the Garden exhibition, Kabuki: A Revolution in Color and Design, and gives a rare costume dressing demonstration to illustrate the various layers and sashes that are integral to the creating the dazzling beauty of one of the world’s most colorful stage performances.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
503-542-9351
japanesegarden.org

View Event →
Aug
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Lecture: John Yeon and the Museum

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Melinda McVay, Ph.D., Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas, Dallas. In addition to the homes John Yeon designed that helped define regional modernism in the Pacific Northwest, he also created pristine, serene environments for museums in Portland, San Francisco, and Kansas City. Art historian Melinda McVay’s talk examines this lesser-known aspect of Yeon’s work, in particular his interpretation of Asian architectural settings for museum displays.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

View Event →
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Artist Talk: Michael De Forest

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Michael de Forest. de Forest explores how the environment and specifically animals, benefit humans as food, clothing, shelter and planet co-dependents, but also as teachers. The artist is interested in the ways in which science, interactive experience and myth can offer answers and give comfort.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

View Event →
Aug
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Exhibition Tour with Bruce Guenther

Please join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Studies for weekly public tours of the newly reopened museum galleries. The August 16th tour will be led by Guest Curator Bruce Guenther, curator of the Grisha Bruskin tapestry exhibition, ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory .

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Studies

724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
503-226-3600
ojmche.org

View Event →
Aug
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Play: "The Informer"

Playwright, poet and Blackfish Gallery Member Merridawn Duckler presents her contemporary adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s 1942 play “The Informer,” which examines the effects of paranoia, political pressure and isolation on a family that fears a young son may be an informant.  Brecht’s powerful short drama remains a Marxian masterpiece in an age of misinformation, which is every age, notes Duckler.  The play dramatizes Brecht’s saying: “No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.”

Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
503-224-2634
blackfish.com

View Event →
Aug
12
11:00am11:00am

Artist Talks: Chris Russel and Sherrie Wolf

Join Russo Lee Gallery for artist talks with Christopher Russell and Sherrie Wolf, who will discuss their latest work. Russell’s first solo show at Russo Lee, Naturalize, explores gardenscapes using a formal, painterly process. Sherrie Wolf’s show, Postcards from Paris, presents her distinctive paintings of still life imagery juxtaposed with work by the likes of Manet, Van Gogh, Le Brun and others.

Russo Lee Gallery
805 NW 21st Ave
Portland OR, 97209
503-226-2754
russoleegallery.com

View Event →
Aug
12
10:30am10:30am

Kabuki Face Painting

The Portland Japanese Garden invites you to the Garden to experience kabuki face painting. In conjunction with the current Art in the Garden exhibition, Kabuki: A Revolution in Color and Design, this event will take place in the Yanai Classroom located in the Garden’s new Cultural Village.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
503-542-9351
japanesegarden.org

View Event →
Aug
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Performance: MK Guth

Join Cooley Gallery at Reed College for a performance by MK Guth. Choreography for Reading Aloud, functions to activate libraries, museums, literary collections, bookstores and sites with consumable texts of any sort. 40 performers will be given texts from sites to read aloud creating a cacophony of sounds where stories collide with facts, theory, opinions, lists and any manner of written work. What happens when multiple platforms of knowledge overlap, intersect, and obscure each other? How does the transportation of meaning shift when multiple printed works are amplified by voice? This performance is part of Converge 45.
MK Guth is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

View Event →
Aug
9
to Aug 12

Converge 45

Converge 45, a curatorial-driven arts platform that engages audiences and artists in Portland, OR, is pleased to announce its full program and four days of extended programming under Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. This year’s program encompasses museum and gallery exhibitions, site-specific installations, panel discussions, and events.

24 artists from California, New York, Oregon, and Ohio have been invited to present new and existing works throughout eight venues and the public realm, each responding to Edmund’s framework of YOU IN MIND. With this direction, Edmunds has engaged artists who amplify the voice of others, care for the creative commons, and projects that exist without constraints of a market center. Exhibitions have been shaped by local curators in partnership with the artists and Guest Artistic Director. Many of the participating artists have been in conversation with the project since a three-day Artist Congress was held in Portland in 2016.

Four-days of extended programming will be held August 9–12, offering a special chance to experience the events alongside participating artists and Kristy Edmunds.

View Event →
Jul
16
11:00am11:00am

Artist Talk: Stephen Adams

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Stephen Adams. Adams Will discuss his current exhibition Intimacies on view through July 30, 2017. Using photographs and mock-ups he will discuss the glass laminating techniques used to construct his pieces, and how how his materials-- primarily glass and wood--inform its thematic content. Adams explains how relatively simple, repetitive steps executed patiently can produce forms of stunning complexity.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, Oregon
waterstonegallery.com
(503) 226-6196
info@waterstonegallery.com

View Event →
Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artist Talk: Libby Werbel

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Libby Werbel. Werbel is an artist, curator, and social organizer. In 2012, she founded the Portland Museum of Modern Art project to create and instigate art and dialogue serving both artists and audiences. With an emphasis on accessibility and engagement, Werbel makes site-based works using community as her medium.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

View Event →