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Laurel Reed Pavic
Laurel Reed Pavic

Laurel Reed Pavic

Laurel Reed Pavic is an art historian. Her academic research dealt with painting in 15th and 16th century Dalmatia. After finishing her PhD, she quickly realized that this niche, while fascinating, was rather small and expanded her interests so that she could engage with a wider audience. In addition to topics traditionally associated with art history, she enjoys considering the manipulation and presentation of cultural patrimony and how art and art history entangle with identity. She teaches a variety of courses at Pacific Northwest College of Art including courses on the multiple, the history of printed matter, modernism, and protest art.

Updating Ansel Adams

Laurel Reed Pavic reviews “Ansel Adams in Our Time” on view at the Portland Art Museum.

European art and the baggage claim

The Portland Art Museum has had a European collection since its founding. What does it mean to exhibit European art in Portland in 2021?

Another one bites the dust

A monument on Mt. Tabor to pioneering editor Harvey Scott was toppled. Is it worth putting back up?

After the statues come down

At least 5 sculptures have been pulled down or removed in Portland in recent months. What should we do with them?

Vision 2020: Yaelle Amir

A promising curator makes her mark. Her job disappears. She rolls up her sleeves and makes her mark again.

Whose land is it, anyway?

“This IS Kalapuyan Land” at the newly renamed Five Oaks Museum makes an emphatic case for a reclaimed history.

Jess Perlitz Onward

The view from Portland2019

The Portland2019 Biennial at Disjecta offers a survey of socially and politically engaged local art.

Parisian glamour at the Portland Art Museum

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, which runs at the Portland Art Museum through September 8, is a confection, a pastel-shaded macaron that looks great on display and encourages fantasies of sunny afternoons frequenting chic patisseries and warm evenings spent promenade strolling. The

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