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ArtsWatch Weekly: Craft museum shutdown stirs up the art world

Installation shot from "Alien She," which closed in January at MoCC: In foreground: Ladies Sasquatch (2006-2010). Photo courtesy of Allyson Mitchell and Katharine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.

The huge art news of the past week is that Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft is about to be shuttered. The rumblings are sounding across the country: the announcement has stirred up strong responses from the American craft and museum …

 

THEATER

You for me for you, and all of us

Sisters, together and apart. Photo: Laura Domela

By CHRISTA MORLETTI McINTYRE

The specter of the 20th century’s wars in Asia hangs over our imaginations: the homeless veteran spare-changing on the city sidewalk; the cultural cult of Baby Boomer personalities that peaked in 1980s television shows such …

 
 

MEDIA

PIFF Preview: The ten most anticipated movies at the festival

"The Fencer," from Finland, is the opening night selection of this year's Portland International Film Festival.

The 39th Portland International Film Festival gets under way Thursday, February 11, with the opening night selection “The Fencer,” from Finland. Over the following 15 days, another 96 features will screen at seven venues around town, centering on the Northwest …

 

MUSIC

Musica Maestrale review: Brilliance amid the darkness

Musica Maestrale played Couperin in Portland.

by BRUCE BROWNE and DARYL BROWNE

In some quarters of our fair state, the name “coup”erin might be thought to evoke a new Peugeot convertible, or perhaps slang for a pigeon’s prison. Doubtless, the name is not on the top …

 
 

DANCE

Dance Weekly: FRONT and ‘Metamorphosis’

Matt Fabric 2

It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks, and things are finally settling down just enough to make space for a new dance company in town, PDX Contemporary Ballet. The company will debut “Metamorphosis” on Friday night at Alberta Abbey …

 

VISUAL ART

PNCA answers some questions about closing the craft museum

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE – 2010 CE), installation view, 2010, Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Photo by: Jake Stangel

The news that Pacific Northwest College of Art is going to close the doors of the Museum of Contemporary Craft landed on Wednesday. We posted the news as quickly as possible on ArtsWatch, but lots of questions remained.

I interviewed …

 
 
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