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Join us for the national premiere of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Saturday, October 12, 2019

With Special Guest
Hank Willis Thomas

Throughout his career, artist Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, and collaborative public art projects, he invites us to consider the role of popular culture in instituting discrimination and how art can raise critical awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice and civil rights.

Following its presentation in Portland, the exhibition will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas (February 8 – April 27, 2020), and to the Cincinnati Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio (July 10 – September 27, 2020).

Learn more about the exhibition.

5:30 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy a seated dinner served family style with hosted cocktails and special entertainment in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard. All proceeds support the exhibition’s community outreach and programming.

Tickets will be available for purchase this fall. (Opening Party included). Seating is limited.

9 – 11 p.m.

View the exhibition and enjoy an evening of celebration with music, dancing, and celebration in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Tickets will go on sale this fall. A limited quantity will be available at the door.

For questions about this event, please contact Susan Whittaker at (503) 276-4365 or

Hank Willis Thomas, Branded Head, 2003
Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976), Branded Head, 2003, from the series Branded, Chromogenic print, Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York © Hank Willis Thomas.