Cultural Calendar

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Events for January 28th 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



6:30 pm
January 28th
Northwest Art Council: A Necessary Irritant
Portland Art Museum

A Necessary Irritant is a roller coaster ride through the Ceramic Revolution and is the final lecture on Garth Clark’s last international tour. Drawing on over 80 books, 400 monographs, essays, and reviews he has authored over the past five decades, Clark’s presentation weaves together his...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
January 24th to February 16th
Reel Music Film Festival
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

Featuring a kaleidoscopic selection of genres, movements, labels, bands, and solo artists, the annual Reel Music film festival features the latest in music film—from intimate portraits to career-spanning celebrations—alongside archival films ripe for re-discovery. Whether your passion is jazz,...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



12:00 pm
January 2nd to February 2nd
Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky is pleased to present the first west coast exhibition of Brave, Beautiful Outlaws, which features 30 prints by Donna Gottschalk from her archive spanning over 40 years. Working in New York. Washington, D.C. and San Francisco from the 1960s into the 1990s, Gottschalk photographed herself...more info



12:00 pm
January 2nd to February 2nd
Hannah Altman: Kavana
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

In Kavana, Hannah Altman explores her Jewish heritage and intergenerational memory, using photography to remember and reinterpret stories that have been passed down by the women in her family and generated through ritual and folklore. For the artist, her photographs “are positioning themselves in...more info