Art & Conversation: The Art of Reading

January 21, 2020 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Miller Gallery, Mark Building

Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawings

Join the Curator of Prints and Drawings, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., in a discussion about the exhibition, The Art of Reading. Featuring original posters, magazine covers, and book covers, this exhibition explores the flourishing of artistic posters in the United States in the 1890s.

Coffee in the Miller at 9:15 a.m. and lecture in the Whitsell at 10:15 a.m.

This is a free program and everyone is welcome.

Art & Conversation is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund.


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.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Edward Penfield, Harper's October, 1896.
Edward Penfield (American, 1866-1925), Harper’s October, 1896, color lithograph, Promised gift of Dan Bergsvik and Don Hastler.