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 30th 2016

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
July 29th to October 1st
Exhibition: Sharita Towne | Our City in Stereo
Newspace Center for Photography

Our City in Stereo, a project led by local artist Sharita Towne, combines the old medium of stereo views with stereo interviews to explore the topic of gentrification in Portland. The project relies heavily on community collaboration and site-specific conversation, featuring extensive interviews...more info



All Day
July 23rd to November 13th
Josh Kline: Freedom
Portland Art Museum

Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation, Josh Kline (American, b. 1979) focuses on the ways technological innovations affect politics, labor and the human body. Josh Kline: Freedom examines politicians, protest movements and surveillance tactics in our digital...more info



All Day
June 4th to September 4th
Native Fashion Now
Portland Art Museum

The Chinook tribe settlements along the lower Columbia River were among the densest concentrations of pre-contact Native American people in North America, endowing Oregon with a deep Native experience. Combine that with our fast-developing fashion scene, and you have a perfect fit for this...more info



8:00 am
August 15th to September 9th
JJC (Journey Just Come)
Portland Building Installation space

JJC (Journey Just Come) was conceived by presenting artist Bukola Koiki to explore the immigrant experience through pidgin—the simplified form of communication that develops between groups of people that do not have a language in common. As a Nigerian-American immigrant, she is particularly...more info



10:00 am
July 30th to November 13th
APEX: Arvie Smith
Portland Art Museum

Portland artist Arvie Smith paints beautifully, with luscious glowing color and fluid brushwork. His large, ambitious canvases reveal a baroque sensibility. His adept use of flowing line and animated figurative compositions appear to draw inspiration from artists like Jean-Antoine Watteau and...more info



10:00 am
August 13th to January 29th
Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop
Portland Art Museum

This summer, the playful and powerful Pop art of Corita Kent comes to the Portland Art Museum. Kent, a nun widely known as Sister Corita, was an important artist, teacher and activist who gained international fame in the 1960s for her vibrant, revolutionary screenprints. Born Frances Elizabeth...more info