Yale professor of art history Alexander Nemerov is speaking and leading two workshops on the practice of art history at Reed College this week, all free and open to the public. On Monday, he'll lead a workshop based on his essay Seeing Ghosts: The Turn of the Screw and Art History
, from Michael Ann Holly and Marquand Smith, eds. What is Research in the Visual Arts: Obsession, Archive, Encounter (2008). On Tuesday he'll present the lecture Helen Keller: Making Contact
, asking "What is the relation of Helen Keller to the visual arts in America? Which artists from her time perceived the world in the way she did? What would their work look like if they did share her views, and why would this matter to us now?" And finally, on Wednesday he'll present another workshop, this one guided by his essay Fragments of the Home Front
, from of Icons of Grief: Val Lewton's Home Front Pictures.
Monday workshop • 4:45pm • March 9 • Vollum 110
Tuesday lecture • 7pm • March 10 • Vollum lecture hall
Wednesday workshop • 4:45pm • March 11 • Library 41
• 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Kathleen Dean Moore
Environmental writer Kathleen Dean Moore will speak this week at PNCA. In her book The Pine Island Paradox
, Moore "examines the work of artists during a pivotal point in human history. 'Degradation of the land and the air has created a potentially catastrophic global emergency,' says Moore, 'The search for a new worldview will be - it must be - the greatest exercise of the human imagination the world has ever seen. What is (and what is not) the work of the artist in this time and this place?'"
Author lecture • 6:30pm • March 10
• 1241 NW Johnson • 503.226.4391
From MoCC's "Unpacking the Collection"
The Museum of Contemporary Craft has just released their first book documenting their full collection: Unpacking the Collection: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft
. Curator and author Namita Wiggers will speak on the book with designer (and PORT alumna) Katherine Bovee and photographer Dan Kvitka at Powell's this week. A number of artists featured in the publication will also be present. This book is an important element of the preservation of some independence for the museum during the PNCA merger
Book reading • 7:30pm • March 10
Powell's City of Books
• 1005 SW Burnside
J. Morgan Puett
Artist J. Morgan Puett
will speak this week for PMMNLS. "Widely known for her distinctive fashion design and installations, Puett's projects ambitiously engage communities, localized culture, and historical sites, drawing from traditions of costume and labor, personal appearance and adornment."
Artist lecture • 7:30pm • March 9
• Shattuck Hall Annex Room 212 • Corner of SW Broadway & Hall