Midday Art Break: David Hockney – A Rake’s Progress
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.
Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Graphic Arts, discusses David Hockney: A Rake’s Progress, a collaboration with the Portland Opera and the David Hockney Foundation. Taking inspiration from The Rake’s Progress, a series of paintings and engravings by the 18th-century English artist William Hogarth’s series, Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress was published as a portfolio of 16 etchings in 1963 and is considered one of the high points of his early career.
In 1975, Hockney collaborated with English opera director John Cox to create a new production of Igor Stravinsky’s opera based on Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress. The exhibition features etchings, drawings, models, and watercolors that depict the 1975 opera’s set design from initial idea to final concept, offering a rare glimpse into working methods of one of England’s finest living artists.
The exhibition of this work is complemented by the Portland Opera’s production of The Rake’s Progress on June 11, 12, and 14, 2015, featuring Hockney’s celebrated scenic and costume designs.
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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.
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