Categories
Community Discover Learn

Write Around PAM: Childe Hassam

As we move into a more intimate holiday season with our immediate households, we know there will still be lots of moments to celebrate traditions together, including preparing and enjoying favorite foods. Today, we invite you to spend some time writing about these favorites, using this piece by Childe Hassam as inspiration. Before or after…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: Honoré Daumier

When it comes to skewering politicians, Honoré Daumier is unmatched. The French caricaturist was born in Marseille in 1808 and moved to Paris in 1816. He was largely self-taught as an artist, making sketches at the Louvre and learning lithography while still a teenager. He developed into a brilliant draughtsman, capturing his subjects with a…  Read more

Categories
Discover

Coded Bias

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Coded Bias. Opens online Friday, November 20, 2020. Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: Brenda Mallory

The act of cutting something apart down to its core, effectively destroying its original function, but then reforming into a beautiful lush object reflects my interest in how things that are broken or disrupted are often still viable and lively. —Brenda Mallory, 2019 Brenda Mallory’s mixed media work, Proximate Parcels, is striking in many ways.…  Read more

Categories
Community Connect Discover Learn

Celebrate Portland Book Festival with virtual pop-up readings, Raven Leilani talk, Zoom Happy Hour

During the month of November, Literary Arts celebrates authors and Portland’s community of readers through a virtual edition of their annual Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America.  Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.   For the past five…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

New Ways of Seeing: David Sedaris The Best of Me

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media The Best of Me by David Sedaris is available via the Multnomah County Library. David Sedaris’s work has never been made into a TV series—though I always thought it would make for a particularly delicious VR experience. The cast of characters real and imagined,…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: Don Unrau

Don Unrau served as a U.S. Army Combat Medic in Vietnam. He made his first photographs during the war, and has concentrated his photographic attention on veterans, conflict, and the aftermath of war ever since. Between 1984 and 1989, he invited Vietnam War veterans to express personal reflections—handwritten thoughts, poems, prayers, and essays about their…  Read more

Categories
Discover

Feels Good Man

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Feels Good Man. Screening [Online] November 2020. Directed by Arthur Jones, Written by Giorgio Angelini based on Original Artwork by Matt Furie, 92 min, Documentary When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness.…  Read more

Categories
Community Discover Learn

A Question of Color

Dr. Ethan Johnson is the chair of Portland State University’s Black Studies Department and works across multiple fields of study related to the experiences of people of African descent. He will facilitate In Dialogue: A Question of Color on Nov. 12, a sold-out discussion in conjunction with Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: Will Barnet

“On Monday, curator Grace Kook-Anderson shared Jacob Lawrence’s inspiring image of voters, a screenprint he prepared for the Kent Bicentennial portfolio. As she notes, the commissioned artists were asked to respond to the question, ‘What does independence mean to you?’. Reviewing the portfolio in ‘The New York Times’ in 1976, one critic cited Barnet’s image…  Read more