Black Artists of Oregon

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Sept. 9, 2023–Mar. 31, 2024
Days Vary, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $0 - $25
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Black Artists of Oregon, highlighting and celebrating the work of Black artists in and outside the collection, will deepen awareness of the talented artists that have shaped and inspired artists regionally and nationally. The exhibition is the first of its kind to consider the work of Black artists collectively in Oregon, often underrepresented and unacknowledged. From the 1920s through today, the exhibition captures the African American experience, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

Among those included in the exhibition are Al Goldsby, Thelma Johnson Streat, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Ralph Chessé, Arvie Smith, Shedrich Williames, Harrison Branch, Robert Colescott, Adriene Cruz, Charlotte Lewis and Carrie Mae Weems. This exhibition is guest curated by artist Intisar Abioto. In Abioto’s artistic practice, she has been documenting Black figures in Portland since 2013 through interviews, photography, research and performance, filling the region’s historical gaps.