PRUDENCE ROBERTSINSTRUCTOR OF ART HISTORY, PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND FORMER CURATOR OF AMERICAN ART, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
Journey back to late 19th century Portland and the founding of the city’s art museum to learn about its earliest art collections including hundreds of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture. At a time when few people could afford to travel to Europe, fledgling museums such as Portland’s acquired reproductions of important monuments and works of art to establish the basis of their collections. Art schools collected plaster casts so students could study and draw from the some of the finest examples of classical and Renaissance sculpture.
Free; children welcome with an adult or parent.
Sponsored by the Northwest Examiner, McMenamins, and the Portland Art Museum.
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