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Arts and culture go begging

The Portland Symphony Orchestra loses some signature events.
The Portland Symphony is in trouble. The unresolved dominant-seventh chord — a $2 million loss over the past eight years, and a possible shortfall of $220,000 this year alone — would be a setback for any company. But for the symphony, this is more than that.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 11, 2009

Not the only ones

Portland Museum of Art in financial trouble
For the February 1 start of its fiscal year, the Portland Museum of Art laid off six people — three of them full-time staffers.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009

Slideshow: Backstage Pass at PMA

A photographic story of music
Loving obsessive groupie
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 06, 2009

Interview: Greil Marcus

Rock's critic-in-chief talks rock and roll photography
Greil Marcus on rock-and-roll photography
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2009

Review: ''Backstage Pass'' at the PMA

Nothing new — and that's not a bad thing
The half-century chronology covered by the Portland Museum of Art's latest exhibition, "Backstage Pass," reveals in photographic portraiture a story of music that is a euphemism for the ultimate creative act. Like sex, rock-and-roll is about surrender to the present moment.
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 26, 2009

Rhythm in light

A Lynne Drexler retrospective at the PMA
Lynne Drexler's artistic path can not have been an easy one.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 14, 2009

Poetic sense

Age of art
For the last end-of-the-year review I had to rely on the kindness and opinions of others, having just started reviewing again after a long hiatus.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 23, 2008

Movies are moving, hot dogs are hopping, Binga's is burning

Venue watch
Even as the temperatures drop and we head into hibernation mode for winter, Portland's drinking, dining, nightlife, and shopping scenes continue to evolve. Here's a round-up of comings and goings.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2008

New discoveries

What the Impressionists can still teach us
The show presents works by artists that influenced the Impressionists and artists who were, in turn, influenced by this most powerful of artistic movements.  
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  October 02, 2008

RISD redefined

With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
By GREG COOK  |  September 25, 2008

100 things to do

Want to call yourself a true Portlander? Here's a checklist.
A checklist for true Portlanders.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008

Peabody rising

Bold leadership and an ambitious curatorial vision have vaulted the Peabody Essex Museum into a spot among the country’s best
Could the Peabody Essex Museum be the Boston area’s most exciting art museum right now?
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008

Looking directly

Seeing what summer has to offer
OK, summer’s here and it’s time to please the visitors.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  June 18, 2008

Power + glory

The peculiar American brashness of George Bellows
The work of George Bellows has a peculiarly American brashness about it.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 30, 2008


Constructing images in a fantasy world
The infusion of a personal panoply of mythological motifs allows Kinsella to create highly decorative pieces that still speak to the soul.  
By IAN PAIGE  |  April 23, 2008

Behind the mask

What we don’t know about the Valentine’s Phantom — and why that’s a good thing
In a city where secrets are few and far between this one has lasted. And lasted.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008

The space invader

John Bisbee's metalwork hijacks the Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art’s new exhibition immediately confronts you with the transformative power of John Bisbee’s sculpture.
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 30, 2008


Extra words with John Bisbee
The following is a transcription of the proceedings before my interview with artist John Bisbee over libations in an undisclosed location in Brunswick, Maine.
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 30, 2008

Coming alive

Portland's art weathers the dead season
Back in the day, winter and early spring used to be a dead zone in the Portland art year, but 2008 seems to be shaping up pretty well.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 26, 2007

Essence of place

A conversation with Alfredo Jaar
He spoke about his process creating public interventions, walking the audience through one of his best known projects, one concerning the genocide in Rwanda.
By IAN PAIGE  |  December 12, 2007

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