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Daily Art Moment: Edward Penfield

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! This charming poster, advertising the June edition of Harper’s Magazine, gives a nod to the graduates of 1895. Artist Edward Penfield is credited with inventing the American publishing poster, a boom that thrived in the 1890s. Each month, Penfield created a lithograph to promote the magazine. He drew on…  Read more

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Markham Elementary and Ansel Adams

Erica Huber teaches art to Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Markham Elementary in Southwest Portland. Like teachers everywhere, she had to reinvent her teaching practice this year for distance learning. She packaged art supplies for students to use at home and recorded videos of herself for lessons that students could take asynchronously. Huber sought ways…  Read more

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CINEMA UNBOUND SUMMER MOVIES & OPEN-AIR EXPERIENCES

The Northwest Film Center has announced programming for its Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August and September 2021. The series will offer open-air rooftop screenings of great movies at Lloyd Center with food, drink, fun weekend themes and costumes, plus outdoor watching at pop-up venues throughout Portland. Last year, the Portland Art Museum’s…  Read more

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Listening to Community: Reflecting on The Numberz and Portland Art Museum Partnership

Written in collaboration by Jaleesa Johnston and Stephanie Parrish from the Portland Art Museum and DJ Ambush from The Numberz FM A central component of our work at the Museum is building meaningful relationships that strengthen the bridge between art and community. This guiding principal has been at the core of an ongoing partnership with…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Peri Schwartz

I was saddened to learn of the death of artist Peri Schwartz on May 7. I first met Ms. Schwartz in 2016, and was captivated by her paintings and prints that focused on the studio life. She took the humble material around her—stretched canvases, paint brushes, and jars of paint and ink—as the starting point…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: David Emitt Adams

“As long as people have been in the American West, they have found its barren desert landscapes to be ideal for dumping detritus. Today, the notion of land untouched by humans is so foreign it might as well be make-believe. For pieces in the series Conversations With History, I collect discarded metal objects from massive…  Read more

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Dawson W. Carr, Ph.D., Retires as the Portland Art Museum’s Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art

The Portland Art Museum and its community are expressing their deep gratitude to Dawson W. Carr, Ph.D., as he retires this month as The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art. Dr. Carr’s final day at the Museum is April 30. Dr. Carr joined the Museum in 2013 as the Museum’s first full-time curator…  Read more

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The View Forward: 2021-22 Exhibitions & Programs

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center Announce Exhibition and Program Schedule for 2021 and Beyond Back-to-back special exhibitions include Ansel Adams in Our Time | Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt | Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, 1889-1900 | Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism  Venice VR returns…  Read more

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Artful Meditation Tour

By Edie Millar, Portland Art Museum docent Hello, I’m Edie. I’ve been a docent at Portland Art Museum for six years. Earlier this month my fellow docent, Sally, and I led our first virtual tour. To be honest we were both nervous. We were worried about using technology and were afraid no one would show…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: M.C. Escher

As we move into spring from winter, I am reminded of M.C. Escher’s woodcut Day & Night, which captures another transition. In this engaging yet perplexing image, white and black birds appear above the checkered fields below, marking the switch from the nocturnal to the diurnal. Escher plays with negative and positive space, light and…  Read more