Artist Talk: James Allen

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

James Allen is an excavator. He transforms used books into sculptural reliefs by selectively cutting through pages, keeping fragments of images and words to create a composition using the content of the book. His work is in several public collections, including the Fine Art Library and Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library. 

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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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.

James Allen