Since 2014, more than 1,500 photographs have been added to the Museum’s permanent collection. These recent acquisitions, created by artists from throughout the world, span the history of the medium and demonstrate a striking diversity of artistic approaches. A number of the works on display, such as a large print of Corey Arnold’s 2015 work Wake and Sea, were purchased with funds raised by the Museum’s Photography Council, Oregon’s Ford Family Foundation, and other charitable organizations, while many other photographs were donated by local and national supporters. With work by recognized and emerging artists such as Minor White, Barbara Bosworth, and Lucas Foglia, this sampling of more than 50 recent acquisitions is a testament to the generosity and foresight of our benefactors.
Organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography.