Opening Talk: the map is not the territory

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grace Kook-Anderson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, welcomes the map is not the territory artists for a lively PechaKucha–inspired series of opening talks. PechaKucha is a presentation format in which speakers share 20 images for about 20 seconds each on a given topic. Join us for this fast-paced (and experimental) introduction to the artists, themes, and ideas presented in this newly reimagined regional art triennial. The artists will be available in the exhibition galleries afterward to answer questions and talk further about their work.

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*Due to the potential inclement weather this weekend, this opening talk might be canceled. Please check the Museum’s home page for updates.

The exhibition the map is not the territory contains a multimedia piece that visitors are invited to move through in the Sculpture Court between the two lobbies. The piece features moving images projected onto scrims, walls, and floors. The exhibition space has low lighting, and the projection features bright lights. It also contains a soundtrack with ambient sound. Staff are happy to assist and if you have questions before you visit, email or call 503-226-2811.


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.

Annette Bellamy, Moving Mountains, detail, 2017.
Annette Bellamy, Moving Mountains, detail, 2017, stoneware, UV resistant line, steel pins, epoxy.