Performance: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

In honor of the theme Women Making History, and the Smithsonian free day We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. has invited artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs to create a site specific performance at PAM that will be taking place throughout the day in different galleries. LA-based interdisciplinary artist and composer, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs creates immersive public ritual 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.

Pennypacker Riggs 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.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition 


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.