Cultural Calendar

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Events for July 21st 2019

All Day
July 12th to July 27th
Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera
Newmark Theatre

"The best way to experience theatrically-inclined composers such as Mozart is in the music’s native habitat: the opera house, where grand singing, engaging sets and costumes and lighting blend with the comedic and dramatic intimacy that is live theater’s special gift. Portland Opera stages Mozart’s...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



2:00 pm
July 12th to August 18th
Matilda
Lakewood Center for the Arts

"Feeling put down and bossed around? Your special qualities going unrecognized? Want to set things right? Well, then you’ll likely relate to the title character of this award-magnet (Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, etc.) musical, based on a story by the twistedly whimsical Roald Dahl. Villainous...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
February 23rd to August 11th
APEX: Steven Young Lee
Portland Art Museum

Taking inspiration from two significant works from the Museum’s Korean collection of 19th-century Joseon dynasty art, Steven Young Lee reconsiders these objects with a contemporary twist. For the APEX exhibition series, Lee visited the Museum this past summer to research objects in the Korean...more info



All Day
April 6th to August 18th
Associated American Artists: Prints for the People
Portland Art Museum

"In the years after the Great Depression, the Associated American Artists (AAA) offered affordable art by big names through its mail-order print service. AAA sought to bring art into the lives of ordinary Americans and also to elevate the American experience by publishing limited-edition runs of...more info



All Day
June 24th to July 28th
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival
Multiple venues

Summer in Portland is a dazzling display of Mother Nature — and a dazzling display of extraordinary chamber music.! Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival returns in 2019 with dozens of concerts and events over five weeks. Their world-class artists will perform unique pieces, all celebrating the...more info



All Day
February 23rd to August 31st
Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers)
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present the recently acquired video installation Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) by internationally renowned artist Mickalene Thomas. Thomas’s work addresses themes of beauty and identity expressed through the myriad subjectivities of...more info



All Day
June 8th to September 8th
Paris 1900
Portland Art Museum

Travel back to Paris at the dawn of the 20th century and experience the splendor of the sparkling French capital as it hosted the world for the International Exposition of 1900. This was the height of the Belle Époque, a period of peace and prosperity in France when fine art, fashion and...more info



All Day
March 9th to August 1st
Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier
Portland Art Museum

Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947 – 2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. His many notable professional activities—from cofounding Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery to rapidly growing the museum’s photography...more info



12:00 pm
July 3rd to July 28th
Barbara Peacock: American Bedroom
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Exhibit on display: July 3–28, 2019. First Wednesday* opening reception: July 3, 6-9 p.m. *Blue Sky will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Artist talk with Barbara Peacock: Wednesday, July 3, 5 p.m. Artist talk with Nancy Floyd: Saturday, July 27, 3 p.m. American Bedroom is a cultural and...more info



12:00 pm
July 3rd to July 28th
Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Exhibit on display: July 3–28, 2019. First Wednesday* opening reception: July 3, 6-9 p.m. *Blue Sky will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Artist talk with Barbara Peacock: Wednesday, July 3, 5 p.m. Artist talk with Nancy Floyd: Saturday, July 27, 3 p.m. "I am interested in the aging female body,...more info



12:00 pm
June 29th to July 30th
William Matheson - Antigen
Nationale

Antigen, William Matheson’s fourth solo exhibition at Nationale, is an intimate meditation on memory, loss and the desire to preserve life in the face of personal and societal collapse. Following the death of a close family member in 2016, Matheson began collecting related photographs, objects and...more info



12:30 pm
July 21st
Art Museum Family Tour: Native American Art
Portland Art Museum

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue...more info



2:00 pm
July 21st
Lecture: Squirrels, Tigers and Towering Peaks: Style and Symbols in Korean Ink Painting
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

Sangah Kim, Cowles Curatorial Fellow in Asian Art, explores the vibrant range of brushwork found in Korean ink painting and unpacks the meaning of popular motifs such as squirrels and grapevines or mountainous landscapes. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition:...more info



2:00 pm
July 21st
Lecture: Squirrels, Tigers and Towering Peaks: Style and Symbols in Korean Ink Painting
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

Sangah Kim, Cowles Curatorial Fellow in Asian Art, explores the vibrant range of brushwork found in Korean ink painting and unpacks the meaning of popular motifs such as squirrels and grapevines or mountainous landscapes. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition:...more info



3:00 pm
July 21st
Art Museum Public Tour: European Art
Portland Art Museum

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue...more info



4:00 pm
July 21st
Meyer Music with Edgar Meyer, George Meyer & Cornelia Heard
Lincoln Performance Hall

Chamber Music Northwest is proud to present the entire Meyer Family – Cornelia Heard, George Meyer and Edgar Meyer – along with friends Fred Sherry and Paul Neubauer - for a concert featuring original works by Meyer father and...more info



4:00 pm
July 21st
Meyer Music with Edgar Meyer, George Meyer & Cornelia Heard
Kaul Auditorium

Chamber Music Northwest is proud to present the entire Meyer Family – Cornelia Heard, George Meyer and Edgar Meyer – along with friends Fred Sherry and Paul Neubauer - for a concert featuring original works by Meyer father and...more info



7:30 pm
July 21st
CoHo Summerfest 2019: Summerfest Ruckus
CoHo Theatre

Featuring Catherine Egan, Jet Black Pearl, Matt Sheehy, Kayla Banks, Ashley Morton, Claire Rigsby, Keegan Kyle and more t.b.a. It’s the fest within the fest! It’s a variety show. It’s a grab bag. It’s a free for all. A ruckus is what it is. Dutch accordion divas, heads in handbags, musical eye...more info