1. In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection


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    This video is about, "In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy" at the Portland Art Museum.

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    • Cellular


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      The film “Cellular,” which depicts the early development of a spider embryo, accompanied by the sound of cells as they grow and die. This film was shown inside the “Sound Wall” installation, fabricated for the Apex exhibition in the Wintercross Gallery at the Portland Art Museum. The sound of cells emanates from small speakers embedded in the 24’ wall of handmade paper that curves around the gallery to envelope the viewer. At first one hears the sound of a healthy cell dividing; it is somewhat melodic and dependable with its high pitched, constantly harmonious drone. But after a few minutes the sound changes and loses rhythm; it is now irritatingly scratchy like a rusty hinge. This is the sound of an unhealthy cell, cancerous, dying. The sounds heard in this work are five tracks of cells, both healthy and ill, dividing and dying. I accessed these recording through bio-physicist Andrew Pelling at UCLA who uses an atomic force microscope to hear cells smaller than the diameter of a human hair. To render such minute units audible, the nano-scale vibrations of cells are amplified and the acoustic oscillations brought into the range of human hearing. Pelling found that cells with cancer or other diseases give off low and strained-sounding frequencies while healthy cells produce a pleasant sound. In 2007 Pelling demonstrated that the physical structure of metastatic cancer cells is softer than that of healthy cells, which explains their distinctive vibrations. Once inside the sound wall, one is confronted with the projection of the film “Cellular” in a 10’ square. “Cellular” is a film of embryonic development. More than 200 hours of still images were made with Atonics Microfire digital cameras mounted on Olympus stereomicroscopes, and consolidated into a film with Astor IIDC imaging software. My colleague Steve Black, professor of developmental Biology and Zoology at Reed College, allowed me to access his lab to make several short films of maturing spider embryos. In the final film I overlapped 10 segments of development that terminate just prior to full gestation, thereby creating an infinite loop of potential. To see other work: http://academic.reed.edu/art/faculty/ondrizek

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      • PNCA at 100


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        In conjunction with the PNCA at 100 exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, Lee Kelly, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmsen, Sally Lawrence and Tom Manley speak about the history of the Museum Art School (now PNCA) and the Portland Art Museum. PNCA extends special recognition to Sue Horn-Caskey and Rick Caskey for making this film possible with their generous gift. Thank you Sue and Rick for helping to document through film our school’s first century of excellence in art and design education. Images courtesy the artists; Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Family Library; Pacific Northwest College of Art History Archives Anna Belle Crocker, Self-Portrait, 1926, oil on panel, Gift of Miss Florence Crocker, 2001.65, Portland Art Museum Henk Pander, Rodeo, 1966, oil on linen, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, 67.8, Portland Art Museum. © Henk Pander, Courtesy Laura Russo Gallery. Lee Kelly, Untitled, 1961, painted steel, Gift of Susan Hammer, 2006.97, Portland Art Museum. © Lee Kelly, Courtesy the artist. Fritz Liedtke Media Videography: Fritz Lietke and Dayn Arnold Editing: Dayn Arnold Produced by the Communications and Public Programs Department, Pacific Northwest College of Art Special thanks to the Portland Art Museum, Lee Kelly, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Sally Lawrence and Tom Manley.

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        • JS May: Museum as Platform


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          Museum as Platform JS May, Chief Advancement Officer, Portland Art Museum Using a major exhibition, Cyclepedia – Iconic Bicycle Design, the Portland Art Museum will demonstrate how a museum can activate the community to provide a collective platform for: dialogue, diverse interpretation, and wide-ranging authentic arts experiences with broader audiences. This Talk was delivered at the National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture on October 20, 2013 at the History Colorado Center in Denver, CO. To learn more about the Summit, please visit artsfwd.org/summit. The tweets featured in the recording of this Talk are from engaged participants in the Virtual Summit, which streamed these Talks live to hundreds of viewers worldwide. To learn more about the Virtual Summit, please visit bit.ly/VirtualSmt.

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          • Nora Dauenauer at 2011 ILA


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            Nora Marks Dauenhauer from Tlingit Nation is honored as a 2011 Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award finalist for her decades of work as a linguist and scholar in Tlingit oral literature. November 2nd, 2011 Portland, Oregon http://www.ecotrust.org/indigenousleaders/2011/nora_dauenhauer.html

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            • Healing the Museum by Judith Kahealani Lynne with Guestwork


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              To visit the museum is to be confronted with the complex history of civilization. As visitors, we are made aware of our relationship to oppressive narratives such as patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism. Healing the Museum creates a platform for Judith Kahealani to address these oppressive historical narratives through participatory healing rituals.

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              • Free Fourth Friday


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                The Portland Art Museum opens free to the public the fourth Friday evening of every month. Megan McGeorge, organizer of Piano Push Play, positioned a piano on the Museum's sculpture terrace for the month of August and invited jazz musicians from Portland State to play during Free Friday. The group dubbed themselves "The Art Thieves" for the evening.

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                • Shine A Light 2013


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                  An annual experimental art celebration at the Portland Art Museum. This year saw free dentistry, canine art critics, and the reenactment of a 1967 Grateful Dead concert, among other interesting projects.

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                  • Paris in the Park Blocks


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                    The Portland Art Museum's second Plein Aire Paint-Out event took place August 9th and 10th in Portland's South Park Blocks. Forty-two plein aire pros from the northwest gathered to paint what they saw on Saturday and offer their work to the public on Sunday. Also on Sunday, the Museum hosted one of its Miller Free Family Days that attracted hundreds of kids who made their own art in the park. A free outdoor screening of "Gigi" wrapped up the weekend dubbed "Paris in the Park Blocks" in celebration of the Museum's current exhibition of art from the Louvre's Tuileries gardens.

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