Artist Talk at Portland Art Museum

Artist Talk and Happy Hour at PAM

I’ll be giving a talk on work or ideas from the Permanent Collection of the Portland Art Museum in their Artist Talk and Happy Hour series on Thursday, February 9, 2012, 6–8 p.m.

For this talk entitled “A slender bulwark in an unfortified spot, I’ll be looking at the work, legacy and “quiet influence” of Anna B. Crocker, the Portland Art Museum’s curator and director (and “principal” of the Museum School, aka PNCA) from 1909–1936 and the notion of art space as civic space.

We’ll begin begin the discussion with her self-portrait (from the permanent collection of the Museum) and use that as a springboard to a a more broad conversation about the ideas that formed the foundational ethos of the museum and supported the conditions for art-making and education in this city

Talks are followed by a lively happy hour discussion with the artist, featuring complimentary food and wine, until 8 p.m. $5 members, $12 non-members. Space is limited to the first 45 ticket holders. Advance tickets available online and on-site.