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Just Mercy

Just Mercy, Daughters of the Dust & Select Criterion Films Screen for Free Civil rights legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx will be free for the month of June in light of the George Floyd protests. “We believe in the power of story,” representatives from Warner Bros. said in a statement. “Our film Just…  Read more

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George Floyd

George Floyd Protest is Art These two tags were spray-painted along the walkway in front of the Mark Building Sunday night. There are many other tags throughout the campus. While part of me hates that our museum buildings were defaced, at the same time I want these two tags to stay, at least for a…  Read more

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In solidarity, demanding racial justice

We stand in solidarity with our community, staff, and partners demanding racial justice. We speak the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others to honor their lives and acknowledge the persistent institutional racism that is to blame for their deaths. We also recognize our own museum’s role in supporting systems…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

“American painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi created portraits of women throughout his career. His early languid female figures and whimsical circus scenes drew on American folk art and his encounters with European art on two trips to Paris in the 1920s. But by the late 1930s, his earlier dreamy, sensuous girls are replaced with women alone, deep…  Read more

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Curators in Conversation: Triple Candie on the exhibition Being Present

The Portland Art Museum is an extensive resource of the art history of the Northwest. Our Crumpacker Library houses several archives, and one of the most sought-after is that of the Portland Center for the Visual Arts, an ambitious contemporary art gallery active from 1972 to 1987. PCVA showcased avant-garde visual and performing artists and…  Read more

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Clementine

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Clementine. Opens [Online] Friday, May 29. Your $12.00 ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word. A new noir-flecked, Oregon-shot film from Wieden + Kennedy alum Lara Jean Gallagher. Equal…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Carrie Mae Weems

During this time, it is important we all take moments to reflect. Writing is a powerful tool to pause, connect, and heal. Using this work by Carrie Mae Weems as inspiration, here are two prompts to help you get going. You can choose one, both or follow your own adventure. Before or after you write,…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Cherokee Mask

“Some objects in our collection are a bit of a mystery because they were acquired with limited documentation. One of our challenges as curators is to determine if the information in our records is correct. This Cherokee mask is dated between 1850 and 1900 which is a broad range of dates during which there was…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Tuca and Bertie

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Tuca and Bertie, Lisa Hanawalt’s VERY adult animated series was just resurrected this week from digital purgatory, returning blessedly for a second season next year. Watching the first 10 episodes, I marveled at the deep empathy that the creator had for the complexity and…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Heroes: Rose Bond

Spotlight on Rose Bond, creator of internationally recognized, large-scale, site-specific animations Rose Bond contains multitudes. In a town known for its animation talents, she has helped redefine how immersive, collaborative, and Unbound it can be. With her work, animation happens on walls, curtains, dances through thin air. It envelops you and comes alive, moving you where…  Read more