Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class

June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Public Annex is thrilled to invite you to join us for Contemporary Art Trends! This FREE and open to the public class will meet at Portland Art Museum and look at a different section of the Museum each month, creating a space for exploring and discussion amongst people of all abilities, in what strives to be an accessible format.

In this month’s meeting, we will be checking out L’Echo a video installation featuring the work of artist Su-mei Tse located on the 3rd floor of the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries.

About Su-mei Tse: L’Echo

Su-Mei Tse (born Luxembourg, 1973) trained as a classical cellist in a family of musicians. As a visual artist, her work unites sound, image, and body in a quest to communicate a universal language that exists beyond words. L’Echo (2003) finds the artist and her cello near the edge of a vast mountain canyon. She bows her instrument, listens and waits, then begins to play a duet with the resulting reverberations in the landscape. The moment instills wonder and inspires a physical and psychic connection to the sublime. This acclaimed work won the Golden Lion award for best national pavilion (Luxembourg) at the 2003 Venice Biennale. The video is on loan from the Miller Meigs Collection and is courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery.

About Contemporary Trends and We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments.

The Public Annex-Contemporary Trends Class class is concurrent with Libby Werbel’s residency as Visiting Artistic Director at PAM, where her project We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments. celebrates and showcases 5 different exhibitions from November 2017 – December 2018. This class was made possible thanks to the Arts Equity Grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council.

We will meet at 5pm in the lobby at PAM located on SW Park Avenue. There is a wheelchair ramp hidden behind the cement stairs! Public transit available via the MAX, Streetcar, Bus lines 4, 6, and 15.


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.

We Construct Marvels Between Monuments