In Dialogue: The Map Is Not The Territory

This is a past event. Sunday, May 5 at 1:00pm 3:00pm

Portland Art Museum 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205

In Dialogue is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Over the next three months, this series will take inspiration from the map is not the territory to consider timely and key exhibition themes and will be led by the facilitator(s) listed below.

Ryan Pierce makes paintings, sculptures and texts, and facilitates journeys inspired by the resilience of the natural world. He draws on influences from ecological theory, literature and folk art to suggest visions of a near future amid dramatic climate change. Pierce is the co-founder of Signal Fire, a group that facilitates wilderness residencies and retreats for artists of all disciplines. His work is on view in ​the map is not the territory.

The In Dialogue series is cosponsored by Portland State University–University Studies.

Space is limited. Registration required. 

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Art & Design, Readings & Talks, Exhibition

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$10 Members/$20 non-member and includes Museum admission.


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