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Beyond Place: Recent Photography Acquisitions

opens tomorrow at Portland Art Museum

By Lisa Radon December 4, 2009

Adam Bartos, KOSMOS: assembly hall 1995-1999. detail. Chromagenic print. The Blue Sky Gallery Collection: Gift of Jim and Susan Winkler. image via:

Opening tomorrow at the Portland Art Museum, the exhibition Beyond Place: Recent Photography Acquisitions is 50 photographic works by international artists exploring place including Adam Bartos, Susan Dobson, Beth Dow, Pedro Lobo, David Maisel, Saul Robbins, and Donald Weber.

On a way-to-go-major-arts-institution! note, according to what PAM curator of modern and contemporary art, Bruce Guenther says on the Portland Art Museum website about this show, it’s the result of the Museum making purchases with the support of patrons Jim and Susan Winkler (those you have to thank for the development of the DeSoto Building where Froelick and Augen galleries, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Blue Sky and Nine galleries live) from non-profit Blue Sky Gallery’s exhibitions, chronicling the path of this significant, but far smaller non-profit gallery while building the Museum’s contemporary photography collection. Sweet.

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