Cultural Calendar

The RACC calendar is powered by Travel Portland and Localist and displays events that are sponsored in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. To find even more local arts events, not just those receiving RACC funding, visit the new Travel Portland Calendar.

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Events for August 16th 2017

7:00 pm
August 16th
Bienestar Original Plays
Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

Presented by PlayWrite. Come enjoy original plays created by talented youth at Bienestar. They direct their own plays, performed for you by professional...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
March 11th to October 29th
Connecting Lines
Portland Art Museum

Presented by the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA). In 1838, the Cherokee People were forcibly and illegally removed from their homelands in the southeast United States and resettled in northeastern Oklahoma. Some remained in the original lands (either by returning or...more info



All Day
July 8th to September 17th
Jennifer Steinkamp
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the internationally renowned media artist Jennifer Steinkamp (American, born 1958). Steinkamp creates highly detailed, digital animations of motifs from the natural world. Projected at very large scale, her works activate the...more info



All Day
May 13th to September 3rd
Quest for Beauty
Portland Art Museum

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon is a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced so many facets of a region as John Yeon (1910-94). For those acquainted with the name at all, he is most widely remembered as an architect, in...more info



All Day
May 13th to September 3rd
Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced so many facets of a region as John Yeon (1910-1994). Yeon is most widely remembered as an...more info



All Day
July 29th to December 3rd
Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans
Portland Art Museum

"This newly-curated exhibition of personal and family photography goes as far back as the turn of the 20th century. The show prominently features images from a family album gifted by the estate of a prominent North Portland couple, Carl and Mercedes Deiz. Carl was a Tuskegee Airman during World War...more info



8:00 am
August 14th to September 1st
A Look Back: 23 Years at the Portland Building Installation Space
Portland Building

As the three-year-long renovation of the Portland Building approaches, RACC will take an opportunity to present A Look Back: 23 Years at the Portland Building Installation Space. This venue retrospective will celebrate the rich and varied history of art installations in the modest gallery space...more info



10:00 am
August 7th to August 31st
Slow Cooked: An Interior Monologue
Clackamas Community College

Slow Cooked: An Interior Monologue, an exhibition of recent works by artist Kate Simmons, will open in the Alexander Gallery at Clackamas Community College August 7, 2017 and run through September 1, 2017. Works in this exhibition explore the cyclical nature of domestic tasks and are infused with...more info



12:00 pm
August 3rd to September 3rd
Kris Sanford: Through the Lens of Desire
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

“Relationships, real or imagined, are at the center of this work. Growing up queer, I searched for a history that spoke to me—included me. In my family history, there were no couples that mirrored my own intimate relationships. That didn’t keep me from imagining such couples.” In her photography...more info



12:00 pm
August 3rd to September 3rd
The Eclipse Show
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky is celebrating the total eclipse of the sun in Oregon with a special exhibition curated by Blue Sky co-founder and photographer Christopher Rauschenberg. “If you picture a photographer at work, you are likely to picture them moving side to side while looking through the camera—trying out...more info