RESCHEDULED: Artist Talk and Happy Hour – Blair Saxon-Hill
Note: This Artist Talk was rescheduled from November 13 due to inclement weather.
Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art. The talks are followed by a complimentary social hour with libations and snacks in Museum Grounds.
In November’s Artist Talk, Blair Saxon-Hill will discuss Dzunuk’wa Feast Dish, in the Museum’s Native American Art collection. For two years, a photograph featuring this object has hung in Saxon-Hill’s kitchen. Next Thursday, Saxon-Hill will unpack the history of display of this object in the Portland Art Museum as well as within publications.
Blair Saxon-Hill lives and works in Portland and was included in the 2014 Portland Biennial. Her work as an artist crosses over into her work as a curator of books, ephemera and objects. She co-owns an art bookstore in Portland called Monograph Bookwerks. Her work has recently been exhibited at Disjecta, Portland State University, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and The Lumber Room. In 2013, she received a Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Award and an Oregon Arts Commission Grant, and was short-listed for the Henry Art Gallery’s Brink Award.
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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