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Finalists announced for 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

The Museum is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. The awards exhibition celebrates contemporary art created in the greater Northwest—Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Funded in part by The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for Northwest Art, the exhibition will open at the Museum in the fall of 2015. Learn more and see the list of finalists [PDF].

Museum Receives IMLS Grant

The Museum received a $148,306 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a new exhibition and education space for Native American art and culture. The center will be named for the Chinook Wawa (jargon) word for “welcome,” and the Klahowya Gallery and programs will become a resource for fostering deeper understanding of Native American art and artists in the contemporary world.

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New for the Wall event adds five selections to the collection

New for the Wall, the Museum’s evening to grow the collection, has resulted in the acquisition of five of the curators’ choices. On the night of the Oct 1 event, the guests voted to acquire Kehinde Wiley’s sculpture Likunt Daniel Ailin (The World Stage: Israel) and the millennia-old Katsusaka Jōmon Deep Pot, and several guests stepped forward with the funds to purchase the Abelardo Morell photograph Manhattan View Looking South in Large Room. The generosity of donors since the event has secured two more acquisitions for the Museum: the two-part Native American work Tribute (Panel and Chest) by David Boxley and his sons; and a pair of European paintings, The Village Party and The Game of Bowls by Pieter Angillis. Learn more about New for the Wall and the curators’ choices.

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