Miller Family Free Day + Smithsonian Museum Day

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Museum admission.

Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs Performance
15-20 minute performances will take place in different galleries at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Organized in connection with BETWEEN and the larger exhibition series WE.CONSTRUCT.MARVELS.BETWEEN.MONUMENTS, the Portland Art Museum welcomes LA-based interdisciplinary artist and composer, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, for a series of in-gallery performances.  Pennypacker Riggs creates immersive public rituals with sculpture, video, costume, and collective performance. Her work confronts ancient archetypes, canonized heroic narratives, and mythological tropes to explore structures of power and the actions we can take – both as individuals and collectively – to destabilize real-life hegemonies. She leads Community Chorus, a resistance-themed, no-commitment chorus that sings at justice-themed rallies, marches, and events; is one half of the pop duo, Bouquet; and is the creator/composer of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice. She has presented her work at The Getty Center, Hammer Museum, MoCA LA, The Broad, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, deYoung Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Pennypacker Riggs will perform with Amenta Abioto and Vaughn Kimmons.

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.

There in the Inbetween at House of the Book 1/28/18 with Arlene Deradoorian and Tany Ling.
There in the Inbetween at House of the Book 1/28/18 with Arlene Deradoorian and Tany Ling.