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Malia Jensen Virtual Residency — #NearerNatureAtHome

As the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center’s online presentation of Nearer Nature: Worth Your Salt enters its final weeks, artist Malia Jensen would like to know what nature looks like in your daily life. Are you watching Nearer Nature on your couch, cozied up with a cat and a cup of tea? Is…  Read more

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Re:Imagine Artist Fund Relief Grants Announced

Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center announce recipients of Re:Imagine Artist Fund relief grants and support for artists totaling over $200,000 In the fund’s first phases, the Museum and Film Center are providing grants to 45 artists to provide economic relief and sustain their creative practices during the coronavirus pandemic. The Portland Art Museum…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Joe Feddersen

Screens and our relationships to them continue to evolve and influence all facets of our lives—how we stay informed, how we work and learn and play, how we connect with one another, how we attempt civil discourse, even where in our spaces we spend our time. They can connect us across vast distances, and also…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Carrie Mae Weems

Writing continues to be an important way to process, explore, and gain new understanding in these times of upheaval. As fall continues on and communities navigate an especially unusual school year, we were drawn to this piece by Carrie Mae Weems. We imagine that kitchen tables like this one have taken on new roles as…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Yoshida Fujio

As young children we are often asked what our favorite color is. Colors are some of the first words we learn and they help us describe the world around us. And while we may no longer commit to a “favorite” color, we recognize when we’re drawn to hues and how they make us feel. Colors…  Read more

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Create More Resilience

Join five artists on a creative journey to discover, celebrate, and share the amazing, unique, powerful, and lovable you. Portland Art Museum is excited to partner once again with Create More, Fear Less and artists from many backgrounds and disciplines to provide video workshops for youth on how to build emotional resilience through creative practices.…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Lillian Pitt

Lillian Pitt, Dancing in the Wind, 1998, clay, beads, wood, and wire, Gift of Allan and Lenore Sindler, © Lillian L. Pitt, 2006.54.4 Even in its stillness, this piece by Lillian Pitt feels alive, full of movement, ready to dance. Our words can also carry motion, inviting us into imaginative spaces where we are floating,…  Read more

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Tolerated Margins of Mess

Artist Robert Colescott‘s explorations of racism and misogyny reflect ambiguous relationships between belief and practice, individual and society, and sex and repression. His works illuminate what writer Barbara Babcock calls, “a tolerated margin of mess,” which she defines as areas of duality which obliterate conventional societal codes. As is clear in Art and Race Matters:…  Read more

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Daily art Moment: Sanford Biggers

PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 visual-artist initiative from VOTE.ORG that encourages and empowers citizens to exercise their right to vote. It’s urgent to PLAN YOUR VOTE. In Oregon, ensure that you receive your mail-in ballot by following these steps by October 13. ☑ Register to vote if you haven’t already.☑ Verify your registration.☑ Check your absentee…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Harry Fonseca

Nature carries within it profound beauty and immense power. We are often drawn to the tallest trees, the widest fields, the deepest canyons, the bluest lakes, the starriest skies. The cycles of nature provide food, shelter, rest, renewal, and hope. Nature, and our existence in it, is also so fragile, as we continue to see…  Read more