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Write Around PAM: Kehinde Wiley

Art invites us deeper into stories. Writing is an especially powerful way to slow down, connect and explore those stories. We invite you to spend some time today with this piece by Kehinde Wiley, noticing what comes up as you put pen to paper. Before or after you write, take some time to learn about Wiley’s life and art.⠀

We have some prompts to help you get started. You can choose one, both, or follow your own adventure. Set a timer for 7 minutes and just keep the pen moving. 

“Where have you been?”… / From the fields of flowers… 

Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past posts from each Sunday in May and look for continuing weekly posts in June and July. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM 

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977), Indio Cuauhtemoc (World Stage: Brazil), 2017, oil on canvas, 107 x 83 x 3″, Collection of Arlene and Harold Schnitzer. Image courtesy Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, L2017.112.1