Events

Memories: KSMoCA Through the Years (2014-2019) - On view thru Jan 30
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Memories: KSMoCA Through the Years (2014-2019) - On view thru Jan 30

This exhibition, curated by 4th and 5th graders of the Student Curatorial Committee at KSMoCA, presents a range of work from the archive of the museum. You'll see artworks that were originally presented in the museum and now exist as part of the permanent collection alongside interview transcripts, photo documentation, ephemera of past projects, explanations of programs, and remnants of daily life at the museum. All delicately and intentionally arranged to provide context about this socially-engaged art project.

KSMoCA, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, is a contemporary art museum inside of Martin Luther King Jr School (PreK-5th) in NE Portland, OR. Founded in 2014 by Portland State University professors Lisa Jarrett and Harrell Fletcher, the project creates an unusual pairing between public school students and internationally renowned artists and their work. KSMoCA’s programs are collaboratively developed with the MLK Jr School community, PSU students, and a team of artists.

Students learn through experience about museum practice and careers in the arts by participating as curators, preparators, artists, gallerists, writers, and docents. KSMoCA reimagines the way museums, public schools, and universities can affect people, culture, and perspectives by creating radical intersections and sharing resources across organizations.

Exhibition on view January 9-30

Opening Reception Thursday, January 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

AB Gallery
Art Building, 1st floor
2000 SW 5th Avenue
Portland OR 97201

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free and open to the public