You saw it here first, the Portland Art Museum has finally gone live with a new website
after undergoing a comprehensive identity makeover last September
. Once again it is much more contemporary and a cleaner overall design. There is even an enhanced online search option for the collection
Michael Kimmelman writes on the prominence of parking lots in the built environment
. Surely in Portland we are already taking this quite seriously but much more could be done.
Brian Libby posts a riposte to the Washington Post about Portland's already long streak of prominence
in the national media.
The Art Newspaper reports on Nicolas Berggruen's plan to create an on loan collection for LACMA
, similar to what Eli Broad has already done
. There is a local tie in here as Berggruen owns Chris Burden's Three Ghost Ships (1991) that have been on display at PAM for the last few months. Places like Portland, which do not have mega collectors... yet are filled with an viewers hungry for contemporary art definitely gain from this type of lending collection arrangement.
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