Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm

Join Curator David Martin as he leads an intimate group through our featured exhibitions in our Coffee with the Curator series. These discussions will cover our rotating featured shows, and will explore the personal lives and relationships of the artists behind the work. After the tour, enjoy pastries and coffee while David gives an in-depth lecture on the exhibition.

Coffee with the Curator August 15th – Origins: Northwest Abstract Art, 1920-1960

Maude I. Kerns (1876-1965), Movement and Countermovement, 1943. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Gift of the Maude I. Kerns Estate, 1969.8.9.

After over a year, we are thrilled to announce the return of our Coffee with the Curator series! Join us on the morning of August 15th for an intimate tour of our new exhibitions with curator David Martin. Following the tour, enjoy coffee and pastries paired with a lecture by David on our featured exhibition. This month, David will discuss Origins: Northwest Abstract Art, 1920-1960.

This is the first exhibition to focus on the roots of Abstract and Non-Objective art in the Northwest. Some of the earliest works are Louise Crow and Raymond Jonson’s pointilist paintings of 1918 followed by Peter Camfferman’s rare color abstractions from the1920’s created after his studies with the Synchromist painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. Our regional artists were included in important national exhibitions that established the Northwest as an area where creativity and innovation flourished.

We are also featuring a selection of paintings by Maude I. Kerns, an Oregon artist who was one of the earlier exhibitors at the Museum of Non-Objective Painting in New York, now known as the Guggenheim. Other pioneering artists include Mark Tobey, Margaret Camfferman, Worth Griffin, Vivian Kidwell, Glen Alps and Virna Haffer’s abstract photography of the 1930’s.

 

$18 for non-members
$12 for Members
FREE for Patron Members and above

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