Architecture in the Museum: The Art of Advocacy

October 25, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Barry Bergdoll
Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Museums have a long history of displaying, promoting, and more recently commissioning architecture. As one of the leading voices in the field, Bergdoll discusses his influential role as curator at the Museum of Modern Art and many of the innovative projects he has undertaken during his tenure.Organized in partnership with the University of Oregon John Yeon Center.

Members free; non-members $15, seniors and students $12. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

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