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.

01/22/2016 By Marty Patail

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.

01/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

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.

12/10/2015 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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.

12/10/2015 By Fiona McCann With Images Courtesy Miroslav Lovric

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.

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

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?

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

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!

10/06/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

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.

08/24/2015 By Marty Patail

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!

05/21/2015 By Rene Bermudez

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.

04/27/2015 By Eden Dawn

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.

03/16/2015 By Eden Dawn

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.

03/12/2015 By Rene Bermudez

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.

02/03/2015 By Eden Dawn

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!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

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.

11/25/2014 By Randy Gragg

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.

09/26/2014 By Randy Gragg

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.

09/15/2014 By Aaron Scott

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

09/05/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

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.

06/11/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

06/05/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak