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Oct
7
Sat
Lecture: The Life and Works of Andrew Wyeth
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917– 2009), Victoria, 1999, Watercolor on paper, Bank of America Collection.
Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917– 2009), Victoria, 1999, Watercolor on paper, Bank of America Collection.

Victoria Browning Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth

Join Victoria Browning Wyeth, the only grandchild of Andrew Wyeth, for a lively and wide-ranging talk examining the life and art of her grandfather. She will focus on Andrew Wyeth’s subject matter, his painting techniques, and personal stories of the legendary Wyeth family.

Presented in conjunction with The Wyeths: Three Generations, on view October 7, 2017 through January 28, 2018.

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Public Tour: The Etchings of Whistler & His Circle
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Black Lion Wharf
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, active England and France, 1834-1903), Black Lion Wharf, from The Thames Set, 1859, etching on paper, Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer, 35.94

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 The Etchings of Whistler and His Circle.

Oct
8
Sun
In Dialogue: Artist as Citizen @ Trustee Room, Mark Building
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
unknown photographer, Untitled (Snapshot of Four People Playing Up for the Camera), ca. 1945, gelatin silver print, Gift of Peter J. Cohen, no known copyright restrictions, 2017.26.4
unknown photographer, Untitled (Snapshot of Four People Playing Up for the Camera), ca. 1945, gelatin silver print, Gift of Peter J. Cohen, no known copyright restrictions, 2017.26.4

In Dialogue is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. During the 2017–18 program year, we will investigate the idea of artist as citizen. How do artists participate in our social and political world through their artwork? Taking inspiration from Associate Professor of Music Darrell Grant and other PSU faculty, we will consider how “artists from a variety of disciplines intersect with institutions, social movements, and power structures; engage with communities; and connect with place.” The October seminar will address the special exhibition Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans (July 29 – December 3, 2017).

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Public Tour: The Wyeths
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

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 The Wyeths: Three Generations.

Oct
15
Sun
Meet the LAIKA Artists: Kubo
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings (Behind The Scenes) – Animator Justin Rasch brings intensity to an action-packed sword fight. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS ©2016, TWO STRINGS, LLC
Kubo and the Two Strings (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Justin Rasch brings intensity to an action-packed sword fight.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS ©2016, TWO STRINGS, LLC

Join us on the third Sunday of each month between October and January for an immersive and family-friendly day of all things LAIKA Studios. Each Sunday will spotlight one of the four major LAIKA films, with opportunities to meet some of the incredible artists who make the magic happen.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

NWFC Workshop: Scratch, Paint, Animate!
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 Inspired by the LAIKA exhibition and want to learn more? This highly participatory mini-workshop for all ages is a crash course on how single images turn into animated films. Roll up your sleeves, grab a marker or pen and make it happen, frame by frame. No experience necessary. All equipment included.

Presented by Northwest Film Center.

Pre-registration required. Free to PAM and Silver Screen Members, $10 Non-Members.

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Opening Conversation: Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

Moderated by Rose Bond, Media Artist, Animator, and Curatorial Advisor to Animating Life

Join us for a wide-ranging roundtable conversation with some of the creative minds and makers behind the stop-motion animation magic of LAIKA Studios. What does the LAIKA creative process look like? How do meticulous craft, storytelling, and technology come together to create the studio’s visionary films? Get a peek behind the scenes with key members of the LAIKA creative team and stay for a free post-discussion screening of Kubo and the Two Strings.

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

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Public Tour: The Wyeths
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

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 The Wyeths: Three Generations.

Film: Kubo and the Two Strings @ Whitsell Auditorium
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kubo and the Two Strings (Film Still) A cheeky moment between Beetle and Monkey. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS ©2016, TWO STRINGS, LLC
Kubo and the Two Strings (Film Still)
A cheeky moment between Beetle and Monkey.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS ©2016, TWO STRINGS, LLC

In LAIKA’s most recent film, a spectacular, epic adventure, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past who storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) and sets out on a quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the world’s greatest samurai. With the help of his shamisen—a magical musical instrument—Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny. 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects.

Presented by Northwest Film Center.

Free with Museum admission on a first come, first served basis. Tickets also available.

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Oct
17
Tue
Evening for Educators: The Wyeths and American Art @ Museum Galleries and Fields Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building
Oct 17 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

Discover the art of the Wyeths, one of America’s foremost artistic families. This fascinating exhibition features work by Andrew Wyeth, his father, his sister, and his son, spanning the golden age of illustration to mid-century portraiture. What do works by three generations of Wyeths tell us about the evolution of American art across the twentieth century? How do works by the Wyeths, with their close identification with New England, compare to Northwest art, such as the works featured in Picturing Oregon? Join us for a lively presentation, discussion, and tours.

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Meet at Hoffman Entrance to Museum to tour The Wyeths, Picturing Oregon, and related exhibitions
6:15 – 6:30 p.m. Transition to Sunken Ballroom
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture and discussion

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Oct
22
Sun
Public Tour: LAIKA
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

Oct
24
Tue
Public Tour: The Wyeths
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

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 The Wyeths: Three Generations.

Oct
28
Sat
Public Tour: The Wyeths
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

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 The Wyeths: Three Generations.

Oct
29
Sun
Public Tour: LAIKA
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

Nov
2
Thu
Baby Morning: The Wonder of LAIKA
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

We welcome babies and their caregivers for tea beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour will begin at roughly 10:30 a.m. or when we have a large enough group ready to go. The second tour will begin 45 minutes later, or when a second group is ready. No need to be “on time” for this informal program. Baby Morning’s home base remains open until 12:30 p.m. 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
4
Sat
Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for a statewide exploration of place, history, and art through the lens of Oregon beer and cider. Breweries from around our beautiful state have been invited to make new beers inspired by paintings and photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection, many of which are on view in Picturing Oregon in the Northwest galleries. Each artwork depicts or evokes Oregon, with the beers collectively creating a drinkable portrait of the place we call home. Raise a glass with us in celebration of the Museum’s 125th anniversary.

Participating breweries include: Breakside Brewery, Claim 52 Brewing, De Garde Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Fort George Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Great Notion Brewing, Heater Allen Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Leikam Brewing, McMenamins, pFriem Family Brewers, Standing Stone Brewing, Steens Mountain Brewing, Terminal Gravity Brewing, Widmer Brothers Brewing.

$25 general, $20 members

Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon is sponsored by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative.

Nov
5
Sun
Public Tour: The Wyeths
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

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 The Wyeths: Three Generations.

Nov
9
Thu
Evening for Educators: Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA @ Fields Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building
Nov 9 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
The Boxtrolls (Film Still), A band of gurgling Boxtrolls. THE BOXTROLLS ©2014, BOXTROLLS, LLC
The Boxtrolls (Film Still)
A band of gurgling Boxtrolls.
THE BOXTROLLS ©2014, BOXTROLLS, LLC

Founded in 2005, LAIKA has grown to occupy a unique and distinctive place in American cinema by continuously expanding the boundaries of the 120-year-old technique of stop-motion animation. LAIKA is a community of storytellers, artists, inventors, technicians, and craftspeople from around the world, committed to fusing filmmaking’s state-of-the-art technologies with a handmade animation tradition as old as film itself. Dive into their creative process and make connections to your students’ learning during an evening with LAIKA educators and artists.

5:15 p.m. Refreshments in the Sunken Ballroom
5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Presentation by LAIKA
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Explore the exhibition

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

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Nov
12
Sun
Public Tour: The Wyeths
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection.

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 The Wyeths: Three Generations.

Nov
18
Sat
Public Tour: LAIKA
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.