Oregon Center for Contemporary Art , a North Portland contemporary art center formerly known as Disjecta, is known for its innovative programming. Founded in 2000, the gallery was originally run out of an abandoned Masonic lodge. The group has since graduated to a lofty, 12,000-square-foot (1,115 sq m) space in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood.
Oregon Center for Contemporary Art has distinguished itself by amassing a wide portfolio of offerings — some 500 shows since 2003 — that range from visual art installations to experimental performance art to collaborations with bands like the Shins to the ambitious Portland Biennial, which draws up to 5,500 spectators for two months’ worth of symposia, exhibitions and talks.
Their Curator-in-Residence program is a first in the region, inviting visiting artists to create a series of exhibitions and events that spotlight local to international artists working in an array of media.
View paintings, sculptures and other visual art in a wide range of galleries, public spaces and unexpected venues.
The Portland Art Museum is central to the city's cultural district, housing a large and wide-ranging collection of artworks.
Explore Portland's art gallery scene with three regular art walks, held in different creative neighborhoods around town.
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