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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.

Pennypacker Riggs will perform with Amenta Abioto and Vaughn Kimmons.

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.

Pennypacker Riggs will perform with Amenta Abioto and Vaughn Kimmons.

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

Sep
23
Sun
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

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.

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Oct
10
Wed
Midday Art Break: APEX – Avantika Bawa
Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: APEX - Avantika Bawa

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, Portland-based artist Avantika Bawa will discuss her current exhibition on view in the APEX galleries on the fourth floor of the Hoffman wing.

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

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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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Public Tour: Poetic Imagination
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

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

Oct
16
Tue
Art & Conversation: APEX – Avantika Bawa
Oct 16 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: APEX - Avantika Bawa

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, Portland-based artist Avantika Bawa will discuss her current exhibition on view in the APEX galleries on the fourth floor of the Hoffman wing.

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.

 

Oct
18
Thu
Evening for Educators: Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening for Educators: Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art @ Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building

Poetry lies at the heart of Japanese culture. Since ancient times, artists in Japan have expressed the most profound emotions and the most nuanced responses to the human condition in verse. The ability to turn a phrase has been a mark of social status, a way to woo a lover, and a means to express shared heritage and values. The more than one hundred works in the exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art illuminate how poetry—in both Japanese and Chinese—has taken visual form in Japan. The paintings and calligraphy in Poetic Imagination span from the eighth through the twentieth century and represent courtly, Buddhist, and literati spheres of artistic activity. Most of them are unveiled to the public for the first time here. Join us for a presentation by Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art followed by an interactive workshop on writing haiku in response to works in the exhibition.

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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.

Opening Lecture: Realism after the War
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Opening Lecture: Realism after the War

Virginia Mecklenburg, Chief Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

In 1952, Edward Hopper and 40 other figurative painters formed a group to repudiate the art world’s adoration of Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and others who dripped and poured paint. Virginia Mecklenburg’s talk will feature paintings by Hopper, Paul Cadmus, Norman Rockwell, and others whose realist canvases shifted the conversation about art in the years following World War II.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Modern American Realism.

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Public Tour: Robbert Flick: Arena
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Robbert Flick: Arena

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Robbert Flick: Arena.

Public Tour: Poetic Imagination
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

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

Oct
21
Sun
Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Oct
27
Sat
Performance: Monuments
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Performance: Monuments

Join us for an afternoon of performances organized by the artist collective Deep Underground in celebration of the opening of MONUMENTS., a retrospective of the Afrofuturist artist, musician, and philosopher Sun Ra.

Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Oct
30
Tue
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

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

Nov
1
Thu
Baby Morning: Poetic Imagination
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baby Morning: Poetic Imagination

We welcome babies and their caregivers beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour begins at roughly 10:30 a.m., or when we have a large enough group ready to go. The second tour begins at 11 a.m. Baby Morning’s home base remains open until noon with toys, games, and books, providing a welcoming, accommodating space free of worries. Caregivers are also welcome to leave belongings here while on the tour. Carriers are recommended while in the galleries, but not required.

 Session 1  Session 2
Nov
3
Sat
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

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