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Portland Art Museum pass available at the library

Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum pass - reserve now!

The Friends of the Wilsonville Library recently purchased a family membership pass to the Portland Art Museum for use by library patrons as the most recent addition to the Library’s collection of “Cultural Passes.” The Portland Art Museum Cultural Pass allows two adults free admission to the Portland Art Museum. Children under the age of 17 receive free admission, as a general museum policy.

Cultural Passes provide library patrons free admission to local attractions, ranging from the Portland Children’s Museum to the Portland Japanese Garden, the Pittock Mansion, and more. The Friends have purchased all of the Cultural Passes for the Library with the revenue from their Twice Sold Tales Bookstore inside the Library lobby.

“Much like the addition of e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and other online services, providing the Cultural Passes reflects the evolving services of the Wilsonville Public Library,” said Library Director Pat Duke. “These passes are another aspect of the Library’s traditional role and mission of encouraging access to information and culture. We’re fortunate to be able to provide Wilsonville citizens with free access to cultural institutions like the Portland Art Museum.”

Cultural Passes can be reserved for a 24-hour period by citizens with Clackamas County library cards in good standing. Reservations may be made up to a month in advance by calling the Library or visiting the Circulation Desk.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744, or visit the Library website: www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Renaissance Art lecture this Saturday, February 20

Renaissance Artist TitianWhat do Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael have in common? Are they Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Renaissance artists, or a whole lot more?

Join us for answers to all of your Renaissance art questions this Saturday, February 20, at 4 p.m. Portland Art Museum docent Carol Shults will discuss Renaissance art and the artistic developments that resulted from a time of intellectual, social, and political revolutions.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or view the Library’s calendar page for this event.

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Renaissance Art lecture
Saturday, February 20
4-5 p.m.
Wilsonville Public Library – Oak Room

“China Design Now” lecture Jan. 9

Join us for a fascinating presentation on “China Design Now,” presented by Portland Art Museum docent Gleny Harrison, on Saturday, January 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Oak Room. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Made in China has long been a familiar concept, but over the past 20 years, massive cultural and economic changes have given meaning to a new notion: “designed in China.” The exhibition China Design Now reveals how designers, architects, filmmakers, and artists have transformed Chinese design from imitation to innovation, leading to the rise of a new design dynasty. The approximately 100 designers whose work is featured in this exhibition have, collectively, defined a new aesthetic that reinterprets traditional Chinese forms, references global youth culture, and responds to the dreams and desires of a rising middle class. This new entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in the runway trends, street posters, photography, interior design, architectural projects, advertising, and consumer products presented in the exhibition.

China Design Now is structured in three thematic sections, leading visitors on a journey from south to north along China’s coast: through Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing. Each city is a starting point for the exploration of different design fields – graphic design and visual culture in Shenzhen, fashion and lifestyle in Shanghai, and architecture and urban spaces in Beijing.

About the presenter:

Glenys Harrison was born in South Africa and obtained a B.A. in English and History while living there. She taught in London, Canada and in Portland, Oregon. For many years, as a volunteer at the Vancouver, British Columbia Museum, she taught school children about First Nation life and lore.

Glenys has an MBA from Portland State University and has worked at Management consulting and team building with local companies and civic institutions. Her current joys are two gorgeous grandchildren and the stimulus of the Portland Art Museum where she is a docent. Mrs. Harrison is also the President of the European American Art Council at the Portland Art Museum.