In Passionate Pursuit
The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy
Oct 18, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015
In Passionate Pursuit explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland.
For more than half a century the Schnitzers have collected art. This exhibition will allow visitors to see more than 100 works from the internationally renowned collection of one of our region’s most legendary couples.
The exhibition will includes selections from the Schnitzers’ magnificent collection of Han dynasty Chinese art, 19th and 20th century silver, Native American ceramics and beaded bags, international glass works, and paintings and sculptures by Northwest and West Coast post-war masters.
In Passionate Pursuit will explore themes of collecting, legacy, and civic engagement through a series of associated lectures and discussions, a fully illustrated color publication documenting the collection with an interview between the curator and the collector, essays by Museum curators, and a signature video program featuring Museum Director Brian Ferriso in conversation with Arlene Schnitzer.
In Passionate Pursuit is organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.