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Daily Art Moment: Honorable George Rossman

“Ysenbrandt’s painting is one of the finest portraits in the collection and I would like to pay tribute to the distinguished Oregonian who gave it to the Museum. The Honorable George Rossman (1885–1967) was the longest-serving justice on the Oregon Supreme Court (1927 to 1965). Justice Rossman was born in Chicago but grew up in…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Buzzy Sullivan

Our thoughts are with the one-tenth of Oregon’s population displaced and affected by wildfires. “The smoke and strange light currently blanketing the landscape brought to mind this photograph on view in our exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. It shows nature rebounding in the Toutle River Valley thirty-seven years after the area was scoured…  Read more

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Art & Conversation: Volcano!

Tuesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. with Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Artvia live Zoom Webinar and Facebook Livestream Live captioning will be available for this program by visiting pam.to/captions in a separate window or on your mobile device. September’s talk spotlights our current exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art, which commemorates the fortieth anniversary…  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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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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Daily Art Moment: Barbara Noah

“For the 40th anniversary of the great eruption of Mount St. Helens, here is a wonderful work by Seattle artist Barbara Noah. It is based on a United States Geological Survey photograph of the eruption plume. Barbara describes its creation: ‘When Mount St. Helens first erupted with small emissions, I visited frequently, driving up logging…  Read more

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Online Exhibition: Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, we are thrilled to share a new online exhibition experience for Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. We are also pleased to announce that the exhibition will be extended to January 2021 so that when it is safe for us to…  Read more

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Mount St. Helens Eruption 40th Anniversary Partner Programs

The exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art, marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption and examines artists’ responses to the awesome beauty and power of the volcano. While the physical exhibition remains closed and planned programs and events canceled, we are pleased to share a sampling of programs from organizations around the region…  Read more

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Mount St. Helens: A Landscape Across Time

Live Stream Event May 17, 3:30 p.m. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption, come together with the Portland Art Museum and Mount St. Helens Institute for a series of reflections on the art, culture, and science of the mountain’s ever-changing landscapes. Using the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Volcano!

“As we approach the 40th anniversary of the great eruption of Mount St. Helens, here are two distinct impressions of the volcano’s beautiful conical shape before its radical transformation on May 18, 1980. The paintings were created about thirty years apart by two of Oregon’s most distinguished women artists. Grace Fountain lived in Ashland and…  Read more