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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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Daily Art Moment: Sally Haley

“Artist Sally Haley shows us the common yet simple elegance of a red mesh bag of yellow onions. Typical of Haley’s work, detailed and simple still-lifes are set against minimal and flat backgrounds. Onions are a common presence in most kitchens, they are a base for many cuisines around the world, building up rich flavors…  Read more

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Poster Project: Isaka Shamsud-Din

With generous support from the PGE Foundation, the Portland Art Museum has created a set of free posters featuring works across the permanent collections. The posters are usually distributed to educators and schools across the region, but this online resource also provides parents and students with artworks you can study and enjoy wherever you are—including your own home. This…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Grant Wood

This week we’re sharing works from the collection every day that our curators have selected as a personal response to these unprecedented times. First is our Curator of Prints and Drawings, Mary Weaver Chapin: “In this lithograph, Grant Wood paid homage to the healing arts, using his personal physician, Andrew William Bennett, MD, as his…  Read more