Old Masters, New Maestros: Portland Redraws the European Collection

May 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Michael HorwitzFrom saints to still lifes, reimagine the work of the old masters with Portland-based artist and comic editor Michael Horwitz. Michael will be on hand in the European galleries on select days through August, collaborating with visitors to edit and update works from collection. Please drop in. Groups are welcome.

Michael Horwitz is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Virginia, he made his first paper doll set at age 8 and received his BFA in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. Before moving to Portland he worked as an editor at Marvel Comics, where he oversaw adaptations of Stephen King’s The Stand and The Dark Tower. His ongoing practice of live color pencil portraiture has been included in the programming of the Contemporary Museum of Craft, The Portland Art Museum, PICA’s Time Based Arts Festival, The Portland Queer Music Festival, One Grand Gallery, and The Independent Print Resource Center.

This program is part of Shine A Light: Rethink What Can Happen in a Museum. Once an annual event, today Shine A Light takes the form of an occasional public program series that presents artist and community-driven projects on select Friday nights and weekends. Shine A Light continues to focus on and celebrate new forms of experiential, participatory, and social practice art within the context of the Portland Art Museum.


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.