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VISUAL ART

Teletubby Riot Police and Razor-Blade Doughnuts: This Is Freedom

Artist Josh Kline brings his immersive dystopia to Portland.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 07/20/2016

ART

The "World's Greatest Cat Painting" Is Coming to the Portland Art Museum

Long before the masses shared their cat photos on Facebook, aristocrats commissioned oil paintings.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/22/2016

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Powell's Expands on Hawthorne

Plus: Portland Art Museum promises Warhol and Rodin, and Pickathon starts the party.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/14/2016

AVANT GUARD

Meet the Bosnian Artist Who Watches Over Portland’s Most Valuable Art Trove

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 12/10/2015

AVANT GUARD

The Art of Miroslav Lovric

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards. See some of the work in his "Soul Catchers" series in our slideshow.

  • By Images Courtesy Miroslav Lovric and Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/10/2015

PHOTOGRAPHY

Intimate Photos of Warhol and Basquiat Reveal the Artsy Grit of ‘80s NYC

From Warhol to Basquiat to Miles Davis, see some of Paige Powell's 10,000 photographs of the NYC art scene in a new Portland Art Museum exhibition.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

PREVIEW

Will the New Wordstock Literary Festival Charm Portland Readers?

Everyone agreed the lit fest desperately needed a rewrite. Is this the sequel we've been waiting for?

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

VISUAL ART

Here’s Your Chance to See a Billionaire’s Private Art Collection Up Close

A selection of landscapes from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s private collection—we’re talking major American and European masterpieces—are finally available to the public, and heading for a national tour. First stop? PDX!

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/06/2015

WOOD WORK

Can a Couple of Americans Transform the Ancient Art of Bonsai?

America's first homegrown bonsai exhibition and competition will showcase 70 trees from across the country.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015

ART OPENING

Bring Us The Heads of Ai Weiwei!

The dissident Chinese artist recasts (and gilds) the ancient—and very controversial—Zodiac Heads of an imperial palace. New at PAM!

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 05/21/2015

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Behind the Scenes of the Italian Fashion Exhibit—Closing Sunday!

With only one week left of the stunning Italian Fashion exhibit at PAM, we get the insider scoop from curator Sonnet Stanfill on the best finds, how she got them, and their connection to Portland.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/27/2015

SPECIAL EVENT

Learn Portland Fashion's Past, Present, and Future with this Special Series

The Portland Art Museum has gathered some of our city's most influential style players for a special two-night series.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 03/16/2015

VISUAL ARTS

Postcards Share Portlanders' Responses to Dramatic War Photos

Richard Mosse's photographs of an African war are striking a chord with the thousands of Portlanders—here's what they have to say.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 03/12/2015

SPECIAL EXHIBIT

A Spectacular Italian Fashion Exhibit Hits Portland

This week, the long-awaited Italian Style exhibit makes Portland Art Museum the only West Coast stop for its vintage Valentino, Prada, Missoni, and more. Not to mention a special additional exhibit devoted to our local fashion designers.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/03/2015

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

  • By Shawn Levy and Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/02/2015

LONG STORY SHORT

7 Major Scores of the Portland Art Museum’s Former Chief Curator

We explore Bruce Guenther's legacy through several major additions to the museum’s permanent collection.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/25/2014

CULTUREPHILE

How Blue Sky Gallery Became a Northwest Photography Mecca

39 years of luck, pluck, and Tuesday meetings turned Blue Sky into one of the nation’s leading exhibitors of photography.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/26/2014

ARTS NEWS

Portland Art Museum Chief Curator Bruce Guenther to Retire

After 14 year’s of guiding Portland’s largest arts institution, Guenther will retire on October 20.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/15/2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Get Cultured Around Portland—For Free!

A field guide to finding free access to art, history, and family-friendly museums at places that typically charge for the pleasure—and a few that don't

  • By Sarah Ostaszewski
  • Published 09/05/2014

CULTUREPHILE

The Art Museum Brings a Bit of Paris to Portland

The Portland Art Museum pays homage to Paris's Tuileries Garden, one of the world’s most inspiring spaces.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/11/2014
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