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Write Around PAM: Nan MacDonald

As we shift our clocks back to standard time this weekend and our bodies adjust to the change, it feels like just the right time to pause and reflect on all this recent season has offered. Cooler and wetter weather, colorful leaves, harvests, celebrations, even a busyness of newfound routines. Whatever fall has offered you,…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Silas Aittauq

Spirits, by Inuit sculptor Silas Aittauq, carries an energy that seems fitting for this season of Halloween, of harvest, of Dia de Muertos, and of remembering those who have passed. We invite you to take some time today to reflect on, and then write about, your own spirit in this moment. What parts of your…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Francisco de Goya

When it comes to bats, gremlins, witches, and bogeymen, it is hard to beat the graphic work of Francesco de Goya. In honor of #Halloween, I offer you four prints from our collection acquired in 2019. All four hail from Los Caprichos (Caprices), a series of 80 enigmatic, satirical, and frequently bizarre etchings published in…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Shreve & Company

One of the joys of cooler days and longer nights is more chances to drink warm beverages, likely from a favorite mug. While your in-home setup might not be quite as beautiful as this sterling silver set by San Francisco–based Shreve & Company, it likely has many stories connected to it. There is a ritual…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Claude Monet

Monet’s Waterlilies is, hands down, a visitor favorite. The artist’s garden at his home in Giverny was a large focus of his art for nearly thirty years. It is remarkable to think of sustaining such prolonged interest in a single subject! Yet for Monet, “one instant, one aspect of nature contains it all” as he…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: David Park

All forms of creative expression invite us deeper into ourselves, with opportunities to reflect, to be changed, to feel inspired. Today we invite you to bring some energy from David Park’s The Cellist into your creative writing, and see how centering music can open up new spaces or connections in your writing. First, think of…  Read more

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Sustainability Labs Support U.S. Multi-Media Storytellers

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum announce selected 2021 Fellows working at the intersection of art and cinematic storytelling The Northwest Film Center (NWFC) and Portland Art Museum are pleased to announce the 2021 Fellows for their inaugural Sustainability Labs. Beginning October 18, 2021, the six-month program is designed to ensure that talented,…  Read more

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Latinx heritage community playlist

In honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, we have crafted a community playlist with input from staff and Latinx community members. Jumping across genres, time, and cultures, this playlist strives to showcase the diversity of Latinx music from all over the world, and with some local artists to boot. The best way to listen…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Lynnette Haozous

Last week was an exciting week at the museum with artist Lynnette Haozous, and her assistant Andrew Benally, here from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were on hand to install Into the Sun, her temporary mural in the gallery for our upcoming exhibition, Mesh.” As a muralist, Haozous is often invited to create work that is…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Wally Dion

Wally Dion created Green Star Quilt out of computer circuit boards, brass wire, and copper tubing, rather than the fabric squares of a traditional quilt. As Native American Art Curator Kathleen Ash-Milby writes, “Dion has cleverly transformed ordinary materials that most people rely upon every day, but do not notice, into a bold work of…  Read more