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Art and Conversation: The Art of Reading

Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawingsvia a live Zoom Webinar and Facebook Livestream Join the Curator of Prints and Drawings, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., in a discussion about the exhibition, The Art of Reading. Featuring original posters, magazine covers, and book covers, this exhibition explores the…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Auguste Rodin

“In honor of #BastilleDay, I offer you one of the greatest French objects in the Museum’s collection. Rodin conceived and modelled it in 1879 for a public monument to commemorate the defense of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871). It depicts the battered Spirit of Liberty shrieking a call to arms above the body of…  Read more

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Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf. Screens [online] Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5 pm (Pacific Time). In honor of the virtual international premiere of MARJOUN AND THE FLYING HEADSCARF, The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center are pleased to present a special screening of a film…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Santee Sioux Artist

“I loved these joyful, beaded shoes the moment I saw them on exhibit in our Native American art galleries. I was immediately drawn to the colorful beadwork that integrated the bright yellow of the shoe’s lining and contrasted so brightly against the soft beige of the shoe’s leather. The elegant floral contour beadwork can be…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Kim Yikyung

“Artist Kim Yikyung draws inspiration from Korea’s ceramic past in her work, particularly the pristine white porcelains of the Joseon period (1392–1910). This moon jar, a signature shape of late-Joseon pottery, was created by throwing two large bowls that are then luted together and completed with a strong foot. Typical of Kim Yikyung’s practice, it…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Guercino

“Drawings give us an intimate look at artists at work. Among the finest drawings in the Museum collection is this sheet by Guercino, one of the greatest draftsmen in the history of art. He drew habitually and was a natural virtuoso in a broad range of media, but favored working with a goose-feather pen dipped…  Read more

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Museum and NW Film Center Announce Artist Fund

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center are pleased to announce an Artist Fund to provide immediate emergency assistance to visual, cinematic, and new media artists during the coronavirus pandemic and to support and sustain their creative work through the long-term recovery. The Fund will distribute $100,000 to artists living in Oregon or Clark…  Read more

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Re:Imagine Artist Fund

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center announce The Re:Imagine Artist Fund, an expanded initiative to support visual, cinema arts, and new media artists, both to provide immediate assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to sustain their creative practices long-term. The Fund will provide emergency relief grants and longer-term sustainability grants, as…  Read more

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First Cow

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present First Cow. Screens [online] Thursday, July 9, 2020 ONLY. First Cow will be available to stream on Amazon Prime and Apple TV as of Friday, July 10. Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble…  Read more

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Podcast: Private Lives—Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis

Co-curating an exhibition with another institution can be challenging, especially when a global pandemic prohibits travel, not only to other cities but even to your own Museum. It’s a little easier when you’ve known your co-curator for many decades. On this episode of Art Unbound, Mary Weaver Chapin, Portland Art Museum’s Curator of Prints and Drawings,…  Read more