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***Canceled*** Art and Race Matters Tickets
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
***Canceled*** Art and Race Matters @ Portland Art Museum | Portland | Oregon | United States

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 in the 1970s with a series of deconstructed art-historical masterpieces that challenged taboos around racial stereotyping.

***Canceled*** Being Present Tickets
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
***Canceled*** Being Present @ Portland Art Museum | Portland | Oregon | United States

This unorthodox exhibition, curated by Triple Candie, delves into these issues. Comprising unfaithful sculptural objects, spatial interventions, animated videos, tapestries, and hand-drawn documentation—all fabricated by the curators themselves—plus quotes by witnesses to PCVA’s programs, Being Present is designed to transport viewers, if only partially and somewhat unfaithfully, to this bygone moment. Like other Triple Candie exhibitions, it seeks to turn our articles of faith back on themselves. Moreover, it asks us to reflect on how we define cultural progress, and what art can, or should, do today.

***Canceled*** Volcano! Tickets
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
***Canceled*** Volcano! @ Portland Art Museum | Portland | Oregon | United States

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.

***Canceled***The Art of Reading Tickets
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
***Canceled***The Art of Reading @ Portland Art Museum | Portland | Oregon | United States

The artistic poster first flourished in the United States in the 1890s. Initially following design trends pioneered in Europe, American artists soon created their own unique style. Magazines were among the first to adopt this new form of advertising, employing outstanding designers such as Will Bradley, Edward Penfield, and Maxfield Parrish to advertise periodicals including Harper’s, Lippincott’s, and The Century. The posters were produced using color lithography, allowing artists to create powerful designs with bold color that married original art with advertising. Posters were placed in bookshops and on newsstands to entice readers to purchase books and magazines, but soon the artistic posters became more popular than the work they advertised. A brief but intense period of “poster mania” swept the country before dying out just as quickly. This exhibition features original posters, magazine covers, and book covers from this exciting chapter of design, artistic, and literary history.

The exhibition is largely drawn from the collection of Daniel Bergsvik and Donald Hastler, who have promised their distinguished collection of American and international posters to the Portland Art Museum.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects Tickets
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects @ Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at University of Oregon | Eugene | Oregon | United States

Nationally celebrated, Portland-born artist Carrie Mae Weems uses photography, video, and installation to examine the African-American experience. In The Usual Suspects, organized by Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Weems addresses the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, she questions this sustained history of violence and judicial inaction.

The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom Tickets
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Artist's Studio is Her Bedroom @ Contemporary Art Gallery

The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom is a group exhibition that investigates the patriarchal conditions inherited from modernism, particularly as they have informed assumptions about how and where “serious” artwork gets produced.

***Canceled*** Ain’t Misbehavin’ Tickets
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm
***Canceled*** Ain't Misbehavin' @ Broadway Rose New Stage | Tigard | Oregon | United States

The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award® for Best Musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the infectious energy of this American legend as a versatile cast struts, strums, and sings the songs that he made famous ina career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown, Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and stages worldwide.

***Canceled*** The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – Oregon Children’s Theatre Tickets
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm
***Canceled*** The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Oregon Children's Theatre @ Newmark Theatre | Portland | Oregon | United States

So many of our journeys into the magical world of reading began with the works of Eric Carle. Books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar have sparked imagination and joy in generations of young readers. This stage show captures that same magic of these four books (two new titles and two returning favorites) with the help of a menagerie of beautifully-crafted, larger-than-life puppets. Colorful and kinetic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show captures all the charm of Carle’s original tales and illustrations, while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth.

***Canceled*** The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – Oregon Children’s Theatre Tickets
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm
***Canceled*** The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Oregon Children's Theatre @ Newmark Theatre | Portland | Oregon | United States

So many of our journeys into the magical world of reading began with the works of Eric Carle. Books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar have sparked imagination and joy in generations of young readers. This stage show captures that same magic of these four books (two new titles and two returning favorites) with the help of a menagerie of beautifully-crafted, larger-than-life puppets. Colorful and kinetic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show captures all the charm of Carle’s original tales and illustrations, while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth.

***Canceled*** The Moors by Jen Silverman – The Theatre Company Tickets
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
***Canceled*** The Moors by Jen Silverman - The Theatre Company @ TaborSpace | Portland | Oregon | United States

Sisters Agatha and Huldey reside on the bleak English Moors. Their Mastiff has a bad case of ennui, the maid has multiple personalities, the crash-landed Moor-Hen can’t remember a thing, a young governess has just arrived from London, and Master Branwell is nowhere to be found. This bold satire is a wild ride through the beautiful and the dangerous (in a Grey Gardens meets American Horror Story meets Calvin & Hobbes kind of way).