Cultural Calendar

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Events for November 19th 2019

9:15 am
November 19th
Art & Conversation: Portland Art & Learning Studios Panel Discussion
Portland Art Museum

Join the Portland Art Museum on the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main...more info

10:00 am
June 22nd to January 5th
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait
Portland Art Museum

Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word Akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and daughter – Pitseolak Ashoona, Napachie Pootoogook, and Annie Pootoogook. Their work provide a personal and cultural history of three...more info

7:30 pm
November 19th
Steel House: Scott Colley, Brian Blade & Edward Simon
The Old Church Concert Hall

Presented by PDX Jazz. Three well-known instrumentalists are building a new band called Steel House. The foundations of this house are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass and...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
September 28th to February 22nd
APEX: Laura Fritz
Portland Art Museum

Laura Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based work for her contribution to the APEX exhibition series. Working closely with the architectural space that APEX inhabits, Fritz has created a site-specific installation that responds to various points of corners, walls and the floor,...more info

All Day
September 28th to February 16th
Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage
Portland Art Museum

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro Exhibit,” a remarkable collection of more than 300 photographs of African-American men and women, homes, churches, businesses and...more info

All Day
October 19th to April 12th
Curator’s Choice: Japanese Print Acquisitions of the Past Decade
Portland Art Museum

Retiring Curator of Asian Art Maribeth Graybill presents her personal favorites from among more than 600 Japanese prints acquired during her tenure at the Museum. The exhibition includes works by leading masters of the 18th and 19th centuries, chosen for their exceptional condition; warrior prints,...more info

All Day
October 5th to January 12th
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal
Portland Art Museum

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal ... is the first major survey of the work of one of America’s most important conceptual artists. Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has fearlessly addressed racism, inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through...more info

All Day
October 1st to January 12th
Question Bridge: Black Males
Portland Art Museum

Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, on view in the Main Building, Question Bridge: Black Males is a project of Cause Collective, a long-term project-based collaboration between Thomas and a team of artists, designers and ethnographers who create innovative...more info

All Day
September 28th to March 8th
Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape
Portland Art Museum

During the early 20th century, Pictorialist photographer Anne Brigman regularly hiked and camped in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, photographing the rugged landscape with her 4x5-inch view camera. She later recalled, “I slowly found my power with the camera among the junipers and...more info

9:00 am
October 26th to November 27th
Chasing Jessie Applegate: New Works by Kirista Trask
Ford Gallery

Chasing Jessie Applegate, a new solo show at Ford Gallery, is a visual art exhibition of work created by Portland artist Kirista Trask. Through the abstract exploration of place the artist seeks to reconcile her genealogy as a seventh generation Oregonian in relationship to her families long...more info

11:00 am
November 7th to December 21st
Brenda Mallory: Gather Back
Upfor Gallery

In her first solo exhibition at Upfor, artist Brenda Mallory presents new 2D and relief works in an array of materials both found and created, from linen firehose to kiln-formed glass, to addresses ideas of repetition, interference and disruption in nature and human culture. She often combines...more info

12:00 pm
November 7th to December 1st
Blue Sky Ahead: Futures
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky Ahead: Futures is a new exhibit featuring photography by Ebenezer Galluzzo, Emma Kisiel, Jamila Clarke, Nolan Streitberger, Sam Wrigglesworth and Troi Anderson. Exhibit dates: November 7-December 1, 2019. First Thursday opening reception: November 7, 6-9 p.m. Panel Discussion with Blue...more info