On this episode, Brian Ferriso, The Portland Art Museum’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, has a conversation about directing a museum during a time of civil unrest, a climate crisis, and a global pandemic with his counterpart at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen, Normandy, Sylvain Amic.
This episode is part of a series brought to you by FRAME, the French American Museum Exchange, of which both the Portland Art Museum and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen are proud members. FRAME has a rich history of connecting museums in its network through exhibitions and education programs for over 20 years. FRAME provided grant funding for a series of podcast episodes and we are thrilled to be able to tell these stories with FRAME’s assistance. This is the final episode in this series, and we invite you to listen back to the others.
- Exhibition Management in the Time of COVID-19 – Julia Guariglia (PAM) & Agnes Fauer (Petit Palais)
- Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis – Mary Weaver Chapin (PAM) & Heather Lemonedes Brown (Cleveland Museum of Art)
- Auto Immune Response: Will Wilson’s Photographic Past, Present, and Future – Kathleen Ash-Milby (PAM), John Lukavic (Denver Art Museum), and Will Wilson (artist)
- Working Outside Your Walls: Navigating Museum Learning & Community During a Pandemic – Stephanie Parrish (DAM) & Heather Nielsen (Denver Art Museum)
- Playing With Fire: in Conversation with Virgil Ortiz – Kathleen Ash-Milby (PAM), John Lukavic (Denver Art Museum), and Virgil Ortiz (artist)
Featured in this episode:
Brian Ferriso – Executive Director and Chief Curator, Portland Art Museum
Sylvain Amic –Conservateur en chef, Directeur de la Réunion des Musées Métropolitains
Mentioned in this episode:
Six Nations Rugby
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Yellow vests movement
Portland Art Museum’s collection
Musée des Beaux-Arts’ collection
Rouen’s part in the slave trade
2020 Oregon wildfires
Rouen Impressionist Festival
SALAMMBÔ : FUREUR ! PASSION ! ELÉPHANTS !
Produced by Jon Richardson
Music by Mark Orton