Museum Mashup: Pink Punch and Raw Fish

January 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Courtesy of Bamboo Sushi.
Courtesy of Bamboo Sushi.

Kristofor Lofgren
Founder and CEO of Bamboo Sushi

Julia Dolan, Ph.D.
Minor White Curator of Photography


Succulent sushi meets shades of conflict in the second iteration of Museum Mash-Up. Join us for a dynamic evening featuring two outwardly unconnected topics, and participate with other guests in uncovering the connections between the themes.

Explore the waters of sustainable sushi and the use of artful imagery in Richard Mosse’s The Enclave with the founder and CEO of Bamboo Sushi, Kristofor Lofgren, and Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Hosted by comedian Bri Pruett.

Presented by the Young Patrons of the Portland Art Museum.

No-host bar and complimentary Bamboo sushi sampling.

Museum members $5; non-members $15. Advance tickets available online.


Julia Dolan, Ph.D.
Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.

Julia holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University, and has worked with photography collections at a number of museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art. At the Portland Art Museum she has curated more than twenty exhibitions and permanent collection installations including Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 (2014), Two-Way Street: The Photography of Garry Winogrand and Jonathan Brand (2014), The Question of Hope: Robert Adams in Western Oregon (2013), Ordinary World: American Landscape Photography and Modern Documentary Style (2013), and One Woman’s Legacy: Selections from the Fae Heath Batten Photography Bequest (2011).

Kristofor Lofgren
Founder & CEO of Bamboo Sushi & Bamboo Izakaya

Kristofor is a consummate creator and likes thinking of new ways to disrupt what he views as old and outdated business models. His goal with Bamboo is to create the most innovative and creative restaurant group in America. Bamboo Sushi & Izakaya are the living embodiment of this mission, whereby the environment, people, community, and profits are all accounted for to the highest level, in unison, in a way not seen before in this industry. When Kristofor is not working to foster and grow the culture and people of Team Bamboo, you can probably find him traveling to meet with suppliers, environmental scientists, and policy makers. Kristofor enjoys spending his time outside of work with his wife, family, friends and participating in adventure and adrenaline sports.

Bri Pruett
Comic and Performer

A stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Pruett regularly makes people laugh as a member of Action/Adventure Theater, sidekick and director for Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, host and performer at Curious Comedy Theater, and with Funhouse Follies Burlesque Troupe. She has also appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and opened for a variety of national touring acts. Bri will keep the conversation going with her signature humor and charm.



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.