Apr
4
Sat
***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.

***Canceled*** Beethoven’s Ninth – Oregon Symphony Tickets
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
***Canceled*** Beethoven's Ninth - Oregon Symphony @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Portland | Oregon | United States

Beethoven’s profound musical statements about freedom, equality, and humanity resonate even more powerfully today than they did when the Ninth Symphony premiered almost 200 years ago. Oregon Repertory Singers join the orchestra and four soloists for a full-throated celebration of Beethoven’s final masterpiece.

***Canceled*** NINETEEN•TWENTY – BodyVox & Chamber Music Northwest Tickets
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
***Canceled*** NINETEEN•TWENTY - BodyVox & Chamber Music Northwest @ BodyVox Dance Center | Portland | Oregon | United States

NINETEEN•TWENTY
BodyVox and Chamber Music Northwest team up once again with the Akropolis Reed Quintet to present NINETEEN•TWENTY, an exploration deep into the heart and soul of the 1920s. Delving into the explosion of creativity in music, art, culture and dance of this amazing era, we will translate these forces into a vivid and vibrant dance work that is classic BodyVox: deeply theatrical, extremely physical, and undeniably entertaining. The grit, the glitz, the rise and the fall – NINETEEN•TWENTY
defies the expected. Join BodyVox as we bring this golden era back in a dazzling performance.

***Canceled*** The Odd Couple Tickets
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
***Canceled*** The Odd Couple @ Lakewood Center for the Arts | Lake Oswego | Oregon | United States

Felix, an uptight news writer, is thrown out of his house by his wife and moves in with his friend Oscar, a slovenly sportswriter. The two must learn to get along as roommates, as Felix’s neuroticism and Oscar’s carelessness hilariously clash. Simon’s classic comedy stands the test of time with a script that leaves no dull moments and provides lots of laughs. Title Sponsor: Bill & Barbara Warner. Directorial Sponsor: The Springs Living, Lake Oswego.
Guest Artist Sponsor: Bonnie Conger.

Apr
5
Sun
***Canceled*** Art and Race Matters Tickets
Apr 5 @ 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 5 @ 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.