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Opening celebration of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Oct 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
General accessibility

Join us for the national premiere of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

With guest of honor Hank Willis Thomas

5 – 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a seated outdoor dinner served family style with hosted cocktails and melodic performance by singer Amenta Abioto, followed by special access to the exhibition and late-night party.

8:30 p.m.

Celebrate at a lively late-night party featuring DJ Shi Shi and LL DJ, followed by a special set by The Jillionaire. Cocktails and treats available for purchase. Must be 21+ to attend.

All proceeds support the exhibition’s community outreach and programming.

For questions about this event, please contact Susan Whittaker at (503) 276-4303 or susan.whittaker@pam.org

About the Exhibition

Throughout his career, artist Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, and collaborative public art projects, he invites us to consider the role of popular culture in instituting discrimination and how art can raise critical awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice and civil rights.

Following its presentation in Portland, the exhibition will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas (February 8 – April 20, 2020), and to the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio (July 10 – October 11, 2020).

Host Committee

  • Sarah Baker
  • Zach Carothers
  • Stephanie Cantor
  • Christelle deAsis
  • Matt French
  • John Gourley
  • Matt Jay
  • Dr. Nathalie Johnson
  • Shawn Menashe
  • Justin Morris
  • Currie Person
  • Justina Smith
  • Amie and Jon Wexler
  • Connie Wohn

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