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New Ways of Seeing: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Creator: Various Filmmakers Available on the Criterion Channel (offers free trial subscriptions) Martin Scorsese, one of American cinema’s leading filmmakers of the past several decades, has done so much behind-the-scenes work to illuminate cinematic gems from all over the globe through his…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Sally Haley

“Artist Sally Haley shows us the common yet simple elegance of a red mesh bag of yellow onions. Typical of Haley’s work, detailed and simple still-lifes are set against minimal and flat backgrounds. Onions are a common presence in most kitchens, they are a base for many cuisines around the world, building up rich flavors…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: I, Apostate 

From Ben Popp, Filmmaker Services Manager I, Apostate Director: Jeremy Moss Available for free on the filmmaker’s Vimeo Page Filmmaker Jeremy Moss was born and raised in Utah under the religious umbrella of Mormonism. Now living in Pennsylvania where he teaches film at Franklin & Marshall College, Moss created an experimental documentary tracing his family’s own path…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Hausu

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Hausu Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Available on the Criterion Channel Nobuhiko Obayashi’s classic horror-comedy is a-never-to-be-missed cult essential when it plays at your local theater, but relocating your watching experience to the exhibition space of your living room, has the potential to draw out new layers of meaning.  After a group…  Read more

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COVID-19 Film & New Media Resources

A list of resources for local and regional creatives. NWFC Film and New Media Happy Hours COVID-19 Economic Stabilization Resources – Expanded Unemployment Claims Oregon Film: Production and COVID19 RACC’s Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers Prosper Portland – Portland Small Business Relief Fund Prosper Portland – COVID-19 Business Resources Earl Bluemenaur Covid-19 Resource…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Dyani White Hawk

This week we debuted a daily art moment from the Portland Art Museum curators on Instagram and Facebook. Follow along as we share works from the collection that our curators have selected as a personal response to these unprecedented times. “This print is from a portfolio dedicated to the role of caretaking by Native Women. Right now we need…  Read more

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Poster Project: Isaka Shamsud-Din

With generous support from the PGE Foundation, the Portland Art Museum has created a set of free posters featuring works across the permanent collections. The posters are usually distributed to educators and schools across the region, but this online resource also provides parents and students with artworks you can study and enjoy wherever you are—including your own home. This…  Read more

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Though There Be Fury on the Waves Walk-through

Due to the temporary Coronavirus-related closure of the Portland Art Museum, Though There Be Fury on the Waves: Victor Jorgensen at Sea 1943 – 1945 was only open to the public for a few hours. This Virtual Walk-Through, narrated by Julia Dolan, the Minor White Curator of Photography, features detail shots and exhibition photography. To…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Foxfire

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Foxfire dir. Annette Haywood-Carter, US, 1996 Streaming on Hulu Annette Haywood-Carter directs this modernized-to-1996 adaptation which follows a girl gang led by “Legs” (Angelina Jolie), and new-to-school “Maddie” (Hedy Burress) as they band together to fend off the sexism surrounding them at school and life all set against the backdrop…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes 

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer The Prison in Twelve Landscapes dir. Brett Story Canada/US, 2016 Available on Amazon Prime During this time of crisis, it’s important to remember the millions of incarcerated individuals in the US, confined to tiny cells or placed in tightly-packed prison populations with little/no access to the sanitary infrastructure…  Read more