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Art and Race Matters Tickets
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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.

Being Present Tickets
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Being Present @ Portland Art Museum

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.

The Art of Reading Tickets
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Art of Reading @ Portland Art Museum

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.

Volcano! Tickets
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Volcano! @ Portland Art Museum

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.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects Tickets
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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.

Cascade Festival of African Film Tickets
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Cascade Festival of African Film @ Moriarty Arts Auditorium | Portland | Oregon | United States

FREE film festival featuring five weeks of more than 30 feature, documentary and short films by established and emerging African directors from 26 countries.

The Apple Tree – Lost Treasures Collection Tickets
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Apple Tree - Lost Treasures Collection @ Lakewood Center for the Arts | Lake Oswego | Oregon | United States

A fun and imaginative collection of musical playlets based on popular, intriguing and insightful fables about the unfulfilled desires of humankind. Originally starring Barbara Harris. Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Portland Center Stage at The Armory Tickets
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Portland Center Stage at The Armory @ Portland Center Stage

Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, this genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Hedwig, a German emigrant, is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical proves time and again that an indomitable spirit can’t ever be tied down.

By John Cameron Mitchell
Music & lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Chip Miller

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

Note:
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains adult situations, strong language, and sexual references. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

James X – Corrib Theatre Tickets
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
James X - Corrib Theatre @ New Expressive Works

Plaintiff James X confronts the defendants, Church and State, for injustices they perpetrated throughout his childhood. While awaiting his trial, James examines his confidential state files compiled over the previous 45 years, and takes us on a journey through the schools, courts, health boards, industrial schools, psychiatric hospitals, and prisons. It is part of the secret history of Ireland in the last century.