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Daily Art Moment: Virgil Ortiz

“This figurine has somehow become my unofficial mascot since I started this position in 2019. She is an example of a powerful woman who is also beautiful and stylish. You might not even notice she is holding a whip! She reminds me to be brave and confident as I face many new responsibilities and challenges,…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media The Last Black Man in San Francisco Director: Joe Talbot, United States Available on Amazon Prime Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot were best friends growing up in San Francisco. They were two teenagers who loved movies—making them, writing them, dreaming of a day…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Paranoia Agent

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Paranoia AgentDirector: Satoshi Kon, Japan 2004 – 13 episodes. Available from Funimation studios (free with advertisements) This limited run series from existential animation master Satoshi Kon follows two detectives investigating what appears to be a string of assaults committed by a boy on rollerblades with a golden bat. Providing a…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Dominique Maggesi

“Over the past few weeks, it has been profoundly moving to witness the idealism, altruism, and personal integrity of health care workers. These special human qualities are evoked in this marble bust of a doctor, whose vocation is asserted by the rod of Asclepius, the symbol of medicine and healing, carved on the plinth. The…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Grand Bizarre

From Ben Popp, Filmmaker Services Manager Grand Bizarre Director: Jodi Mack, U.S. – 13 Available on MUBI (get a free three-month trial with link) Filmmaker Jodi Mack’s travelogue film utilizes the animation concept known as “Replacement Animation” in which at every frame, or every other, depending on motive, a new image is put in front…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Diamantino

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer A sui generis gems from the 2019 Portland International Film Festival. Diamantino Directors: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, Portugal/France Streaming on the Criterion Channel (offers a free trial; also available for rent through various services) This unclassifiable film follows the world’s biggest football (soccer) star, the titular…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Andrea Bowers

“I hope this neon work by Andrea Bowers can help remind us to slow down and exercise compassion, for others as well as ourselves, in this extremely challenging moment. For those of us not serving on the front lines of this crisis, we must serve each other and the greater social welfare by staying at…  Read more

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Poster Project: George Johanson

Portland-based artist George Johanson once said, “I feel like I’m doing a portrait over and over again of the city.” Following Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980, the volcano became a motif in those portraits. Sometimes it sends a black column of smoke into the sky. Other times, as in this glorious print featured in…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Fleabag

From Amy Dotson, Director of NWFC: Fleabag, Seasons 1 & 2 Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Available on Amazon Prime Fleabag—and the talents of Phoebe Waller-Bridge—first burst onto the scene in 2016 showcasing a six-part series with a seemingly simple premise: a complex and hilarious British woman attempts to cope with her grief, her family and herself.…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Creator: Various Filmmakers Available on the Criterion Channel (offers free trial subscriptions) Martin Scorsese, one of American cinema’s leading filmmakers of the past several decades, has done so much behind-the-scenes work to illuminate cinematic gems from all over the globe through his…  Read more