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Community Update April 2022

To our friends, neighbors, and community,  Our winter and spring have been brightened by outstanding exhibitions like Queen Nefertari’s Egypt and Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, the latter of which is bringing an average of 9,000 visitors per week downtown and into the galleries. We also continue to uplift and highlight local artists…  Read more

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In Memoriam: Lee Kelly (American, 1932–2022)

On Monday, artist Lee Kelly passed away at age 89. An artist who helped define Northwest sculpture through his monumental public works, his COR-TEN and hand-polished steel sculptures are focal points in gathering spaces across Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Vancouver, Eugene, and as far as Houston. Kelly’s influences were as varied as sculptors Frederic Littman,…  Read more

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Collective Process: The Artists Behind the Metamorphosis Mural

“The focus on the collective within art and art-making has shaped and inspired the community partnership work for this exhibition.” Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is an exhibition rich with layers of communal and artistic camaraderie that helped build the vision for the formation of post…  Read more

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Spring 2022 Miller Family Free Days Announced

March 20, April 24, June 19 Timed-entry ticket reservations for March 20 are available beginning March 16 The Museum is pleased to share three upcoming Miller Family Free Day opportunities for visitors to reserve free admission tickets to the galleries. March 20 (ticket reservations available beginning 3/16) Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, timed-entry…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Jason Hill

Jason Hill is an artist and educator currently living in Portland, Oregon. He took this photo in winter 2019, during a day in Eugene with the off-Broadway cast of The Lion King. “I am most amazed by the discipline, momentum, and grace of dancers,” he says. “These images are a testament to the power and…  Read more

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Brooke Jacobson In Memoriam

It is with sadness that the Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum share the passing of Brooke Jacobson, co-founder of the Northwest Film Center. Along with Bob Summers, she co-founded the Northwest Film Center in 1971 and was responsible for developing programs such as Filmmakers in the Schools until 1974.  When asked about her…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Dan Flavin

Artist Dan Flavin used only fluorescent tube lights arranged to create light, color, and space. He explained, “One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find.” untitled (to Donna) 2 illuminates…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu’s Ongoing Shan Shui series explores categories of “East” and “West” in a distinctive way, reflecting his own life lived in two cultures. Here, he reimagines an album leaf by the great seventeenth-century artist Shitao—a small work in ink on paper—in the brilliant colors and brushwork of the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Take…  Read more

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MLK Day: Community Events & Numz Bodega Merch Drop

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, Jaleesa Johnston, Head of Public Programs at the Museum, suggests the resources and events listed below. Also be sure to visit the Numz Bodega to browse and buy shirts, hats, jewelry, accessories, and more from Black-owned businesses. More details are below. MLK Day…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Jeppe Hein

We are venturing into a new year, and while our resolutions may not last, our intentions can, especially with the help of a pen and paper. Danish artist Jeppe Hein is known for creating playful, interactive works. His Please Participate feels like a great place to start. Take a moment to sit with this piece.…  Read more