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Songs from the Congo

Looking at “Black Artists of Oregon” and “Africa Fashion” at the Portland Art Museum.

A painting’s long and personal journey

How Beauford Delaney’s “Twilight Street” got from 119 Waverly Place in New York’s Greenwich Village to the studio of art conservator Nina Olsson to the Portland Art Museum’s walls.

2023 in Review: The look of visual arts

From the Rothko Pavilion to Converge 45 to the Hallie Ford’s 25th anniversary and much more, a look at some of the highlights of Oregon’s year in the worlds of museums and visual art.

Installation view of Africa Fashion with mannequins in diverse

African Fashion and a ‘rocket launch’ of Black Artists of Oregon

At the Portland Art Museum, a shining show of fashion from Africa, an energetic celebration of Black artists that feels like the start of a much bigger picture – and a third show, “Throughlines,” that mixes and matches from the museum collections.

VizArts Monthly: Community and Abstraction

The delightful vagueness of the term abstract means that it is a perfect binder for many of October’s art offerings. Also this month, Portland Open Studios celebrates its 25th anniversary and the Sitka Art International celebrates its 29th year.

Looking at people looking at art

From Portland’s museums and galleries to the Guggenheim and Whitney to Amsterdam, Australia, Berlin and beyond, Angela Allen focuses her camera on people interacting with art.

Framing the Rothko Pavilion

The Portland Art Museum’s redesigned, glass-ensconced addition, due to open in summer 2025, will make viewing easier and could be a boon to an ailing downtown.

Black History IS History? Of course.

A Multnomah Arts Center exhibit of work by Black Northwest artists delves into the past to create a celebration of Black creativity in the present.

U.S. chooses Jeffrey Gibson for Venice Biennale

Portland Art Museum and curator Kathleen Ash-Milby play key roles in spotlighting the first solo Indigenous artist at the U.S. Pavilion in the international art showcase’s 129-year history.

Talking ‘Pinocchio’ from the inside

As “Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio” opens at the Portland Art Museum, co-director Mark Gustafson and animation chief Brian Hansen talk about the making of the Oscar-winning movie.

Luz Elena Mendoza and Y La Bamba in the video for "Collapse," first single of upcoming album "Lucha." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh-QYPq6Oys

Bandcamp Friday: The fight of the light against darkness

In which we present a selection of Fee Free Friday albums–and timely concerts–featuring Y La Bamba, Caroline Shaw, Shara Nova, Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Andy Akiho.

Photo: A Portland Journal, Part 2

As the city struggles to regain its footing, K.B. Dixon’s series of urban portraits reminds us of what Portland felt like in the not-too-distant past.

VizArts Monthly: February 2023

Don’t miss Lindsay Costello’s gathering of February’s most enticing art exhibitions and events. There’s augmented reality, calligraphy, and monsters.

PAM puts a hole in the wall

The art museum begins construction on a new loading dock, precursor to the long-awaited Rothko Pavilion expansion.

Jeffrey Gibson and Oscar Howe at PAM

The exhibitions “Dakota Modern: the Art of Oscar Howe” and “Jeffrey Gibson: They Come from Fire” offer interrelated reflections on identity and the historical record. Laurel Reed Pavic reviews.

Arts champion Jim Winkler, 72, dies

The Portland developer was a longtime trustee of the Portland Art Museum and a key figure in transforming the North Park Blocks into a gallery and museum district.

VizArts Monthly: November 2022

The weather may be gloomy but Lindsay Costello has plenty of art offerings and happenings to brighten up the shorter days.

‘Perspectives’: Remembering What Matters

A journey through the Portland Art Museum’s fierce and piercing show of work by photographers of color about the city’s 2020 racial justice protests.

VizArts Monthly: Here on Earth

Summer is here! Time for graduations, picnics, and quality outdoor time. Lindsay Costello rounds up June’s art offerings.

Exquisite Gorge II: Felt Worlds

Artist Xander Griffith, part of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River project, makes deeply dotted works in felt that create worlds of color and texture.

Frida Kahlo, off the conveyer belt

The secret to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit on Kahlo, Rivera, and Mexican Modernism: Take it your own way, at your own pace.

News & Notes: A new poetry champ

Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris of the Oregon School for the Deaf wins the Poetry Out Loud state title; new at the art museum; downtown art space trashed.

2021: A Year of Looking at Things

In a year of sharp contrasts, visual art in Oregon bounced between the stark and the hopeful, with plenty of surprises along the way.

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center Prosperity of the Sea Lincoln County Historical Society Newport Oregon Coast
Newport Performance and Visual Arts Centers Newport Oregon Coast
Chamber Music Northwest Beethoven's Complete Piano Trios The Old Church Portland Oregon
City of Hillsboro Walters Cultural Arts Center She's Speaking Live! Hillsboro Oregon
Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series Willamette University Salem Oregon
Portland State University College of Arts William Shakespeare Measure for Measure PSU Portland Oregon
Portland Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition University of Portland Free Event Portland Oregon
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Fertile Ground Portland Oregon
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
Tilikum Chamber Orchestra Lake Oswego High School Fairy Tales and Folk Songs Lake Oswego Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Quixote Nuevo Portland Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Realm of Nature Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Portland Opera The Snowy Day Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
White Bird Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Sarah Slipper Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Corrib Theatre Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon
Seattle Opera The Life and Times of MalcolmX McCaw Hall Seattle Washington
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Music Concert Rooted Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Newmark Theater Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Sensing Sasquatch Indigenous Art & Knowledge Bend Oregon
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