Bruce Guenther Announces Retirement
The Museum today announced the retirement of Bruce Guenther, chief curator and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
“It has been an honor to have worked with Bruce," said Brian Ferriso, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director. "As chief curator, he has played a critical role in helping define not only our modern and contemporary program, but also our larger curatorial vision and aspirations. His years of experience, knowledge, and deep commitment have left an indelible imprint upon our institution and community. Bruce will be missed."
Read the full announcement here (PDF).
This Is War! Graphic Arts from the Great War (closes December 14) offers a gripping look at World War I through the themes and voices that dominated the graphic arts of the time. Through woodcuts, etchings, posters, and drawings, the exhibit explores trench warfare, soldiers on leave, life on the home front, the influence of posters in supporting the war effort, and the role of periodicals such as Kriegszeit (Wartime) in disseminating the graphic arts as well as the political messages of the day.
Join us on October 1 for 2014 New for the Wall. Here’s your chance to influence the Museum’s permanent collection. You’ll hear lively presentations from our seven curators and then vote for your choices.
Finalists announced for 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
The Museum is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. The awards exhibition celebrates contemporary art created in the greater Northwest—Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Funded in part by The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for Northwest Art, the exhibition will open at the Museum in the fall of 2015. Learn more and see the list of finalists [PDF].