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Portland, Oregon
October 2018

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Cruising The Art Fairs With Oregon Gallerists

with State of Wonder Host

We spoke with Jane Beebe of PDX Contemporary, who travels extensively every year, giving artists she represents a presence at Art Fairs in places like San Francisco, Miami, and Houston.

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The Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock)

returns Saturday, November 10, 2018, to the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues

This year the festival will get a jolt of star power from Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame and actor Tom Hanks.  Jacobson will present her new essay collection, I Might Regret This, while Tom Hanks first collection of short stories, Uncommon Type came out last October. 
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Life on the Dry Side

Culture, Curiosity and Character about
Oregon East of the Cascade Mountian Range

Bend Film Festival


Ondi Timoner Northwest Premiere A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989. Starring Matt Smith (Dr. Who).

Beginning her film in the 1990s, Timoner has built a reputation in the documentary world, becoming the only two-time recipient of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize for documentaries (DIG! and We Live In Public) these two works are in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

MOsley WOtta Chosen As 1st Bend Creative Laureate

Musician, educator and visual artist Jason Graham, aka MOsley WOtta, has been chosen as Bend’s first creative laureate.

Central Oregon engaged in an ongoing search for its identity.  Graham said he’s benefited from the guidance of other artists, like painter Bill Hoppe or writer and English professor Cora Agatucci, who taught him about the role of artists in the world. He said he’d like to help make similar conversations happen for others.

Jason joins Portland’s New Creative Laureate: Choreographer Subashini Ganesan and  Photographer, Educator,and Portland's First Creative Laureate, Julie Keefe as Oregon's leading Arts Advocates.

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Public tours of all photography exhibitions and other Portland Art Museum exhibits, click here to see the Museum's Event Calendar.

In the Beginning

Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

Thru  October 21, 2018

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Fields Ballroom, first floor

October 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum's Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Canon and Pro Photo Supply.

Photography Around the Town and On the Road

Why Robert Frank’s “The Americans” Matters Today

The Americans published in France in 1958, followed by the U.S. in 1959, the latter with an introduction by Jack Kerouac—is now roughly 60 years old (Frank himself is 93).

While today it has become a lodestar for serious photographers, at its release, the haunting portrait of the United States was harshly received, and even treated with disdain by critics.changed the game for American photographers and other artists.  

You could actually say he fostered a whole generation of what we’ve come to know as ‘street photographers’ in the 1960s and ’70s. But younger photographers, younger people, still respond very positively to The Americans—because they see this ruthless, but also very passionate, vision that Frank applied to his work.”

As it turns 60, this pivotal photo series indeed still retains its fearless, idiosyncratic strangeness. No single photographer could ever capture the enormity of the United States, but Frank’s efforts have certainly inspired many to try.

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