Friends of Noise Showcase

June 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4th floor, Modern & Contemporary galleries

Join us for a showcase of youth poets and musicians in celebration of Marvels and the exhibition NotMoMA by Stephanie Syjuco in which Portland youth artists refabricate iconic artworks in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Friends of Noise curates an evening of performances as part of the Museum’s $5 after 5 p.m. programming.  Youth 17 and under are ALWAYS free at the Museum.

Performances by:

Miss Niki D
Kalyn Street

Musical artists:
Alexis Whitney & SNWII

About Friends of Noise

Friends of Noise is a Portland non-profit, educational, all-ages organization. Friends of Noise mission is to provide safer and productive spaces for all-ages concerts, focused arts education, and leadership opportunities for youth with a focus on providing marginalized youth and youth of color access to performative creative expression. Long-term goals are to contribute to the development of a region wide network of young people and adults that are learned and ready to pursue a career in the music industry on stage or backstage and to grow into a youth centered arts center that resides in a music focused arts hub in an underserved community within our city.

About Marvels

Marvels. presents Stephanie Syjuco’s notMoMA, a work of social practice art engaging local high school students. With this work, conceptual artist Syjuco investigates how museum collections are accessed and how museums shape notions of value and originality. NotMoMAasks students to remake artworks from the Museum of Modern Art (New York) collection by studying them on MoMA’s website. Their task is to reproduce the work to the best of their ability with the resources available to them. With notMoMA, Syjuco questions: What happens when young art students are tasked with refabricating famous artworks—works they have never seen in person? Do the aura of famous artworks still exist when remade by others?

About We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments

We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. is a series of five exhibitions developed in partnership with artists and art collectives that will activate the gallery with visual art,  performance, screenings, and discussions. Organized by visiting artistic director Libby Werbel, the programming invites a range of emerging and established voices to ask questions about how the Museum can become more artist-centered and inclusive in its practices and become more critically engaged with a broader array of emerging and established artists in the region.

Programming support for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments presented in partnership with c3:initiative.


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.

Illustration of woman singing into microphone
Illustration: Chloe Barker