Cultural Calendar

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Events for December 18th 2018

9:15 am
December 18th
Art & Conversation
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



7:30 pm
November 25th to December 30th
Everybody
Artists Repertory Theatre

"Everybody dies, but nobody knows for certain when it will be their time. For the brilliant Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s update of the 15th-century morality play Everyman, an ensemble of nine actors — including such Artists Rep stalwarts as Michael Mendelson, Sarah Lucht and John San Nicolas — take on...more info



7:30 pm
December 6th to December 30th
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Artists Repertory Theatre

"The story of George Bailey and his life in small-town Bedford Falls gets a slight twist here, presented as in audio-oriented radio-play style — complete with an onstage Foley artist (the person who adds in sound effects to make your make-believe more believable)." - Oregon Arts Watch The beloved...more info



7:30 pm
November 27th to December 23rd
Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

"The Christmas holiday marks arguably the most impactful event in the history of Western Civilization. But that’s no reason to take it seriously! Go the other direction and into the silliness of the Second City’s improvisatory parody of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol." - Oregon Arts Watch...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
August 18th to February 10th
APEX: Avantika Bawa
Portland Art Museum

APEX presents a new body of work by Portland-based artist Avantika Bawa. Looking at a singular Portland architectural structure, she presents her ongoing series of drawings, prints and large panel paintings of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Bawa combines her long interest in architecture and...more info



All Day
September 8th to June 9th
CCNA: Not Fragile
Portland Art Museum

Though often associated with delicacy, glass is forged through intense and violent forces—a meteorite impacting the earth, a nuclear bomb detonating or a 2,000 °F crucible. Not Fragile features artists from across the Pacific Northwest who use glass in innovative ways to impart messages of...more info



All Day
November 1st to December 30th
In Transit
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, this group exhibition features the works of George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa and Stefanie Zofia Schulz. A First Thursday opening reception event occurs for this exhibition on November 1, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. In Transit is a...more info



All Day
October 13th to January 13th
Poetic Imagination: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Portland Art Museum

Poetry lies at the heart of Japanese culture. Since ancient times, artists in Japan have expressed the most profound emotions and the most nuanced responses to the human condition in verse. The ability to turn a phrase has been a mark of social status, a way to woo a lover and a means to express...more info



All Day
July 28th to January 20th
The Shape of the Land: Topographical Painting and Maps in Late Joseon Korea
Portland Art Museum

This special installation in the Museum’s Korean Gallery is inspired by one of the most important Korean works in our collection: a large folding screen depicting a bird’s-eye view of the city of Pyeongyang. The painting is brimming with information about the city—fabled for its architecture, food...more info



All Day
November 17th to December 30th
We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum welcomes a dynamic, artist-led experiment that will transform the fourth floor of the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art through December 2018. We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. is a series of five exhibitions developed in partnership with artists and art...more info



10:00 am
October 27th to February 24th
Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
Portland Art Museum

“I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.” — Henryk Ross Together, Memory Unearthed at the Portland Art Museum and the Last Journey of the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) will offer...more info



10:00 am
October 20th to April 28th
Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian's Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Portland Art Museum

"This is a blockbuster of a show featuring a who's-who of post-World War II American representational painting. Big names like Edward Hopper, Louise Nevelson, Nancy Grossman and Paul Cadmus are just some of the highlights of this excellent show, which includes preeminent Northwest artists like Mark...more info



10:00 am
August 19th to August 19th
Picturing Oregon
Portland Art Museum

In conjunction with the Museum’s 125th anniversary, Picturing Oregon offers an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the importance of place and to celebrate the incredible geographic diversity of Oregon, and the artists whose work it inspired. With its wide-ranging climate and expansive range...more info