Collections

The RACC Public Art Program oversees the following collections of permanent artwork for the City of Portland and Multnomah County. To read information about these public artworks go to the Public Art Search

Permanently Sited

Indoor and outdoor artworks can be found in many locations throughout Multnomah County and the City of Portland -- in parks, along the downtown Transit Mall, in City Hall, police and fire stations, libraries and health clinics. Artwork is selected for its ability to respond to the site’s function and to complement or contrast with the architecture and/or landscape.

Portable Works

For more than twenty-five years, the City of Portland and Multnomah County have acquired a collection of two and three-dimensional artworks which the Regional Arts & Culture Council manages. Over 900 portable artworks representing hundreds of regional artists are sited throughout approximately thirty City and County buildings. The collection strives to reflect a diversity of populations, artistic disciplines and points of view. Artworks are sited in publicly accessible spaces for a minimum of six months.

Visual Chronicle of Portland

The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned archival collection of works on paper that portrays artists’ ideas, visions, and perceptions of what makes this city unique. A panel of artists, writers, educators, and arts supporters select the Chronicle’s artworks each year. The works are exhibited in city and county buildings.

Staff to Contact

Kristin Calhoun
Public Art Manager
503.823.5401
Peggy Kendellen
Public Art Manager
503.823.4196
Keith Lachowicz
Public Art Collections Manager
503.823.5404
William Rihel
Public Art Program Specialist
503.823.5425
Danielle Davis
Public Art Collections Registrar
503.823.5405