Cultural Calendar

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Events for August 21st 2018

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
June 16th to September 23rd
Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Portland Art Museum

"Featuring nearly 100 paintings and drawings from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have never been shown publicly, this exhibition is a must-see for fans of this influential, Portland-born painter. Taken entirely from his early work, the show traces Diebenkorn’s stylistic and...more info



All Day
August 8th to October 28th
Robbert Flick: Arena
Portland Art Museum

When Netherlands-born Robbert Flick first moved to Los Angeles in 1968, the car-centric nature of the sprawling American city immediately influenced his photographic practice. Between 1977 and 1979, he photographed no other landscape than the multi-level parking garage located behind his Inglewood...more info



All Day
May 5th to October 28th
Su-mei Tse: L’Echo
Portland Art Museum

Su-Mei Tse (born Luxembourg, 1973) trained as a classical cellist in a family of musicians. As a visual artist, her work unites sound, image, and body in a quest to communicate a universal language that exists beyond words. L’Echo (2003) finds the artist and her cello near the edge of a vast...more info



All Day
August 8th to September 16th
Suzuki Harunobu and the Culture of Color
Portland Art Museum

Featuring 28 prints from the Museum’s collection, including several designs that are the only known impression, Suzuki Harunobu and the Culture of Color offer a rare opportunity to see a rich assembly of work by one of the most celebrated artists in the history of the Japanese print. A painter and...more info



All Day
June 16th to September 16th
The Shape of Speed
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942, a special exhibitionfeaturing 18 rare streamlined automobiles and motorcycles. The Shape of Speed presents a select group of rare automobiles and motorcycles that demonstrate how...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



12:00 pm
August 2nd to September 2nd
Julie Anand and Damon Sauer Photo Exhibition
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

In their photography series Ground Truth, Julie Anand and Damon Sauer investigate our relationship to the vast networks of information encircling the globe by photographing what remains of the Corona project. This surveillance initiative began in the mid-1960s by the C.I.A. and U.S. Air Force and...more info



12:00 pm
August 2nd to September 2nd
Michael Abramson Photo Exhibition
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Light: On the South Side is a selection of vintage gelatin silver prints taken by the late American photographer Michael Abramson. These dynamic black-and-white photographs taken in the mid-1970s showcase Black nightclubs throughout Chicago’s South Side, where, as a white photographer, Abramson was...more info