With over 200 objects drawn from local collections, Riches of a City: Portland Collects, now on view at the Portland Art Museum, offers a rare look “behind closed doors” at some of the finest art housed in the Portland, Oregon area.
Riches of a City: Portland Collects celebrates arts patronage in Portland and the influence these collections have on the Museum. Portland’s rich tradition of art collecting began with its earliest citizens and continues to the present day. For nearly a year the Museum’s curators have been exploring local collections of photography, prints, drawings, silver, Asian art, European art, and modern and contemporary art, uncovering exceptional objects including works by Picasso, Lautrec, Miro, and Warhol.
The exhibition runs through May 22, 2011.