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

“the map is not the territory”: Whose border is it?

Appropriately, there is no transition to ease one into the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition the map is not the territory. The viewer is thrown directly into Fernanda D’Agostino’s video installation, Borderline. The central sculpture court of the museum is often used as

Visual Arts 2018: The big picture

The visual arts stories at ArtsWatch this year ranged far and wide and – as usual – didn’t even come close to covering all that went on in the world of Oregon art. While some may see that as a failure, we

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