A staff member at the Portland Art Museum told her the basket violated the museum’s “no backpacks” policy.
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Powerful Visions of Reclaimed Narratives by Indigenous Artists
The artists in Mesh collectively delve into connections to land and to community, pushing back against colonizing forces, and reclaiming their own narratives and power.
Mexican Modernism Was More Than Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism feeds into the repeated use of Kahlo and Rivera’s work, and the mythology of their romantic relationship, as shorthand for an entire era.
Hank Willis Thomas Opens Up Space for Interpretation, Which Is Sometimes Risky
When we have more opportunity to interact with art on our own terms, there are more places to hide from its difficult truths, particularly viewers who have the privilege to do so.
Shining a Light on Portland’s Art Scene: 10 Exciting Venues in the Rose City
This compilation of venues ranges from stalwart museums to emerging artists’ collectives, offering a cross-section of the spaces defining art in Portland now.
How Printmaking Became Popular After the Great Depression
The Associated American Artists wanted to bring art to every home.
Portland Art Museum Gets a New Rothko Pavilion, and Loans of His Work to Go with It
The institution announced an expansion project named after one of the most famous postwar American artists: Mark Rothko.
Three Native American Artists Challenge a White Ethnographer’s Legacy
PORTLAND, Ore. — If you type the words “Native American” into Google image search, the majority of the results will be Edward Curtis photographs
The Evolution of the Museum Visit, from Privilege to Personalized Experience
What you experience when you visit an art museum these days is likely very different from what your parents did when they were your age.
In Mainstream Museums, Confronting Colonialism While Curating Native American Art
Recent criticism of The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, which closed recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sheds light on the many issues that arise when mainstream art museums present Native American art.
Cracking Open the Seductive History of Porcelain
MEISSEN, Germany — Of his extensive collection of ceramics, Oscar Wilde once remarked: “I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.” What Wilde felt he was increasingly failing to “live up to” was probably the sort of bourgeois respectability that is often symbolized by a set of good porcelain.
Oregon Brings Home the Bacon (Triptych)
Everyone’s favorite triptych will be taking a trip to Portland, Oregon, the New York Times has reported.