NEWS & NOTES

The Portland Art Museum has a new curator of modern and contemporary art

Sara Krajewski is the new curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum.

The Portland Art Museum has a new curator of modern and contemporary art. She’s Sara Krajewski, who has been director of the INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) galleries at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (where she received her undergraduate degree) since 2012. …

 

THEATER

Drammys: ‘Snowstorm,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ lots of love

Beth Thompson as Bear in best-production winner "The Snowstorm"; mask by Tony Fummeler. Photo: Brud Giles

The 37th annual Drammy Awards, Portland’s celebration of the best and brightest in the year’s theater scene, hit the Newmark Theatre Monday night like a roller coaster of love – for stage managers and dressers and designers, for directors and …

 
 

MEDIA

9 reasons to see the 9th annual QDoc film fest

The Year We Thought About Love

QDoc 9 is just around the corner. Every year, Portland’s own queer documentary film fest sets the bar high with a selection of films that do justice to the scope of LGBTQ experiences. Here are nine reasons to celebrate QDoc’s …

 

MUSIC

Oregon Bach Festival’s Berwick Academy: Getting HIP to musical history

Oregon Bach Festival music director Matthew Halls leads the Berwick Academy in Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Photo by Jonathan Lange.

Over a decade ago, in a speech at the Oregon Bach Festival, esteemed former New York Times classical music critic John Rockwell suggested that OBF bring in historically informed ensembles for some concerts, so audiences could hear how contemporary authentic …

 
 

DANCE

Dancing Chopin’s Preludes for fun and (aesthetic) profit

NW Dance Project dancers in the world premiere of Rachel Erdos' "Preludes  19-24"/Blaine Truitt Covert

As I type these words I am listening to Frederic Chopin’s Preludes, a recent recording by Grigory Sokolov. He just concluded the fourth one—somber, beautiful, and recognizable to many of us because it is played so much on sad …

 

VISUAL ART

Photography review: A close encounter with history at Zena Zezza

Stan Douglas, "Head Bay-Tlupana Inlet"/Courtesy Zena Zezza

By GRACE KOOK-ANDERSON

For its third season,  Zena Zezza is presenting photographs by Minor White (1908-1976) and a project with Vancouver B.C.-based artist Stan Douglas in the  historic Hallock and McMillan Building, built in 1857, Portland’s oldest brick commercial building. …

 
 
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