Body Beautiful Programs
Calendar View List View Printer-Friendly Version Print View Export as iCalendar
Event Details
History Pub - Of Casts and Characters
The Early Years and Collections of the Portland Art Museum

Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PRUDENCE ROBERTS
INSTRUCTOR 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.

Location: MISSION THEATER, 1624 NW GLISAN STREET
Calendar: Body Beautiful Programs
  Add this single event to my Windows Live(TM) Calendar  Add this single event to my Google(TM) Calendar  Add this single event to my Yahoo!(R) Calendar

© 2012 Portland Art Museum 

This exhibition has been made possible
through the collaboration of the British Museum and Portland Art Museum.
All images © The Trustees of the British Museum (2012). All rights reserved.