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Oct
14
Sun
Opening Lecture: Finding the Poetic in Japanese Visual Art
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Opening Lecture: Finding the Poetic in Japanese Visual Art

MARIBETH GRAYBILL, PH.D.
THE ARLENE AND HAROLD SCHNITZER CURATOR OF ASIAN ART

Drawing on the works in Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art, exhibition curator Maribeth Graybill explores the many ways poetry has taken visual form in Japan, from the eighth century to the present. When calligraphy is a quotation of a particular verse, how does the brushwork impact our response to the text? Why is imaginary poet portraiture an important genre in Japan? And how do landscape paintings reflect poetic traditions—and invite our poetic response?

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Oct
19
Fri
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October  20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November  17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Oct
20
Sat
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Nov
14
Wed
Midday Art Break: Poetic Imagination
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Poetic Imagination

Take a break from your workday and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.

This month, Maribeth Graybill, PhD, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will discuss the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Program departs from the Main Entrance Lobby.

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Nov
16
Fri
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Nov
17
Sat
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Miller Family Free Day: Poetic Imagination In Japanese Art
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day: Poetic Imagination In Japanese Art

The Museum celebrates a community free day as part of its Japanese Poetry, Art, & Culture Weekend Series. Spend some time going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art. The day will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

Family programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, and the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.

Nov
20
Tue
Art & Conversation: Poetic Imagination
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Poetic Imagination

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building. This month, Maribeth Graybill, PhD, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will discuss the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

This series is free for adults 62 and over and includes Museum admission.

Art & Conversation is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund.

Dec
7
Fri
Symposium: Poetic Imagination – Keynote
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Symposium: Poetic Imagination – Keynote

The Mildred Schnitzer Annual Asian Art Program for 2018

December 7, 6:30 p.m. — Keynote Lecture
December 8, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Named in honor of the founder of the Asian Art Council, the Mildred Schnitzer Annual Asian Art Lecture will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a symposium focused on the historical, literary, and artistic themes presented in the special exhibition, Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles. An international team of scholars who contributed to the exhibition catalogue will be on hand to discuss their areas of expertise.

Tickets (available soon) for Portland Art Museum members are $10 and include both days.

Supported in part by the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies.

Dec
8
Sat
Symposium: Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Symposium: Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art

The Mildred Schnitzer Annual Asian Art Program for 2018

December 7, 6:30 p.m. — Keynote Lecture
December 8, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Named in honor of the founder of the Asian Art Council, the Mildred Schnitzer Annual Asian Art Lecture will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a symposium focused on the historical, literary, and artistic themes presented in the special exhibition, Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles. An international team of scholars who contributed to the exhibition catalogue will be on hand to discuss their areas of expertise.

Tickets (available soon) for Portland Art Museum members are $10 and include both days.

Supported in part by the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies.

Jan
11
Fri
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Jan
12
Sat
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.