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Sep
22
Sat
Miller Family Free Day + Smithsonian Museum Day
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day + Smithsonian Museum Day

Free Museum admission.

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

Organized in connection with BETWEEN and the larger exhibition series WE.CONSTRUCT.MARVELS.BETWEEN.MONUMENTS, the Portland Art Museum welcomes LA-based interdisciplinary artist and composer, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, for a series of in-gallery performances.  Pennypacker Riggs creates immersive public rituals 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. She 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.

About We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments
We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. is a series of five exhibitions developed in partnership with artists and art collectives that will activate the gallery with visual art,  performance, screenings, and discussions. Organized by visiting artistic director Libby Werbel, the programming invites a range of emerging and established voices to ask questions about how the Museum can become more artist-centered and inclusive in its practices and become more critically engaged with a broader array of emerging and established artists in the region.

Programming support for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments presented in partnership with c3:initiative.

Performance: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

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.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments.

Oct
5
Fri
Screening: Criminal Queers and Homotopia
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Screening of Criminal Queers and Homotopia with filmmakers Chris E. Vargas and Eric Stanley in partnership with NW Film Center.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments.