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2021’s Top 5 Episodes of Art Unbound

Art Unbound has been the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center’s official podcast since March 2019. Originally launched as The Portland Art Museum Podcast, Art Unbound not only celebrates creative community members of Portland and its surrounding areas, but also those from around the world. 2021 has been a huge year for the podcast,…  Read more

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Podcast—Awkward Questions for Kara Cooney

On October 8, 2021, Dr. Kara Cooney presented a virtual lecture for the Portland Art Museum audience titled When Women Ruled the World. We anticipated that Dr. Cooney’s lecture and the exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt would raise a lot of difficult questions. On this episode, Jeannie Kenmotsu is joined by Sara Krajewski and Stephanie Parrish…  Read more

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Podcast—Everything Was Quiet and Everything Was Boards: A Numberz FM Interview with Emma Berger

At the time of this episode’s release, Sneaker Week PDX and Don’t Shoot PDX are hosting a digital installation of the murals that covered Downtown Portland’s Apple Store for most of 2020 at the Wacom Experience Center in the Pearl District. What became an iconic symbol of the protests and demonstrations in Portland surrounding the police shootings of George Floyd, Breonna…  Read more

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Podcast—Certified Fresh

In 2019, The Portland Art Museum partnered with local radio station The Numberz FM for the exhibition, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… The partnership grew and the Art Museum is currently the home base for daily operations for The Numberz. This partnership is described in detail in a post on our blog titled…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Drive-In at OMSI

Running throughout July 2021, the space at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI), on the east bank of the Willamette River, will offer Thursday & Friday night drive-in screenings of great movies, offering food and drink, dress-up nights, and space for “bike-in” participation too. This drive-in at the OMSI Bridge Lot is part…  Read more

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Slow Machine

Slow MachineDirected by Paul Felten, Joe DeNardoThriller | 72 minutes | 2020 | United StatesOpens on June 11, 2021 Stephanie, a restless and vibrant actress, meets Gerard, an NYPD counter-terrorism specialist who’s an aficionado of experimental theater (and maybe out of his mind). Flirtation ensues, ends disastrously, and forces Stephanie to the ramshackle upstate home…  Read more

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Rooftop Cinema at Lloyd Center

The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August and September 2021, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling can bring. Unbound from the traditional movie theater setting, we’re creating new venues throughout the city starting with the Open-Air Cinema at the Lloyd Center. Cinema Unbound…  Read more

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2021 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Honorees

The Northwest Film Center has announced that filmmakers Masami Kawai and Reed Harkness have been awarded the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship for 2021. The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship is an award given every other year for filmmakers who have shown a commitment to the moving image arts and pushing their practice with new and engaging…  Read more

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Podcast—The French American Museum Exchange

On this episode, Brian Ferriso, The Portland Art Museum’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, has a conversation about directing a museum during a time of civil unrest, a climate crisis, and a global pandemic with his counterpart at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen, Normandy, Sylvain Amic. This episode is part of a series brought to you…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Ted Lasso

Cinematic storytelling, like art, comes in all forms—movies, serialized stories, TikTok, and even transporting podcasts. All to say, inspiration and innovation come sometimes from unlikely sources these days while we watch and wait at home. For example, I’m not a particularly avid European football fan, nor am I prone to fish-out-of-water stories. Before this moment,…  Read more