Lecture: Seeing Nature – A Museum Director’s Perspective

December 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon of Arizona at Sunset
Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon of Arizona at Sunset, 1909, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Paul G. Allen Family Collection

Brian Ferriso, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director, Portland Art Museum

As a formally trained plein air landscape painter who studied under the direction of Frank Herbert Mason (1921–2009) from the esteemed Art Students League of New York City, Brian Ferriso will reflect on his art-making perspectives and experiences, and how they informed the organization and curation of the landmark exhibition Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection. Ferriso will also provide insights into several key works in the exhibition as well as discuss the five-year journey to bring this major, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition to the Portland Art Museum, the first venue in its national tour.

Lecture sponsored by Rena Tonkin and Cheryl Tonkin.

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