Cultural Calendar

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Events for February 18th 2020

12:00 am
December 22nd to April 1st
This House of Mine Zine Submissions
Various locations

This House of Mine is a collaborative zine about reproductive health funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Submissions for are open until April 1. Learn more about the zine and how to submit at the event...more info

9:15 am
February 18th
Art & Conversation: Rock of Ages
Portland Art Museum

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rock of Ages Join up the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. and lecture at 10:15...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
February 15th to May 17th
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Portland Art Museum

The first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Art and Race Matters traces the work of Robert Colescott (1925-2009), who established his career in Portland with the support of gallery owner and philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer, then made his mark...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
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

All Day
February 8th to May 17th
Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art
Portland Art Museum

Marking the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, this exhibition explores the overwhelming power of nature and the epic cycles of volcanic destruction and regeneration with stunning photographs, paintings and drawings of the mountain from 1845 to the present day. Curated by...more info

12:00 pm
February 6th to March 1st
Sara Bennett: Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

The twenty-one women photographed by Sara Bennett in The Bedroom Project were all convicted of serious crimes— mostly homicide—and spent fourteen to thirty-seven years in a maximum-security prison. By the time they came up for parole they were all profoundly changed, yet most of them were...more info