Lecture: Listening With Ears, Eyes, and Heart: A Gateway to Artistic Value in Unknown Places

May 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a free event but tickets are limited so advance reservations are required. Please reserve online here.

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist who has exhibited and worked nationally and internationally. Lowe is best known for Project Row Houses, a community-based art project that he started in Houston in 1993. Further community projects include the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, the Borough Project in Charleston, SC (with Suzanne Lacy and Mary Jane Jacobs), the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Florida, and the Anyang Public Art Program 2010 in Anyang, Korea.

President Barack Obama appointed Lowe to the National Council on the Arts in 2013, and in 2014 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

His work has appeared at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; Phoenix Art Museum; Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea; the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; and the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Among Mr. Lowe’s honors are the Rudy Bruner Awards in Urban Excellence, the AIA Keystone Award, the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities, the Skowhegan Governor’s Award, the Skandalaris Award for Art/Architecture, and a U.S. Artists Booth Fellowship.

This program is a partnership with The University of Oregon John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape.


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 access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.