Categories
Discover Learn

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

Categories
Discover

Mark Rothko play on PBS

Don’t miss the chance to see John Logan’s acclaimed play Red, now streaming on PBS.org through May 27. Mark Rothko has deep roots in Portland and a special connection to the Portland Art Museum. Portland was his home as a youth after immigrating from Latvia and he took his first art classes and received his…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: Chaïm Soutine

“Let slide the weary art-historical narratives that lock Soutine into categories of style and sequences of influence. Only look.” —Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for “The New Yorker” “I adore this painting. Full of beautiful contradictions, it seems to stand outside of time while it remains so specific. Chaïm Soutine painted from life, inviting models to…  Read more

Categories
Community Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: John Outterbridge

“In his Containment Series, John Outterbridge combined industrial materials with handcrafted pieces and found objects. In form and concept, he explores what makes up boundaries: structural ones like frames; material ones like straps and metal sheets; all of which are suggestive of physical constraints like cells and belts. Five carved faces emerge from within the…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

Daily Art Moment: Katherine Bradford

“The psychological is a recurring theme that I come back to, and explore what it’s like to be alone, what it’s like to be together, what it’s like to be alone together.” —Katherine Bradford, Artist “One of the works at the Museum that I miss seeing is Katherine Bradford’s Ritual (2017). I find the way…  Read more

Categories
Discover Learn

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