Portland General Electric
Opens Fall 2014
Portland General Electric is a recognized leader in the utility industry and has safely and dependably powered northwest Oregon since 1889. Today, PGE focuses on providing reliable electricity supplies while continuing to be good stewards of Oregon’s environment. Working with Portland General Electric and the board of the Frank Shrives Memorial Electrical Power Museum, this exhibition will feature the photographs, papers, ephemera and artifacts gathered by PGE over the years to tell the important story of this institution.
October 14, 2014 – January 1, 2015
Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, explores how material culture was changed―rapidly and perhaps permanently―by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they are so convenient to use, and what happens after we throw them away. Explore how this “material of the future” has impacted our daily lives, as well as the long term impacts that plastics have on our environment. Plastics Unwrapped is a traveling exhibit organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, and the national tour is sponsored by Boeing and the University of Washington.
November 8, 2014 – February 28, 2015
This Land, Its People brings together an impressive collection of artists currently working to capture and interpret the landscape of Oregon through the medium of photography. The dramatic beauty of this region’s landscapes has inspired generations of artists, and these contemporary photographers carry forward the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between their own existence and nature’s elegance. This exhibition will feature the stirring works of eleven contemporary landscape photographers and draw from the Oregon Historical Society’s extensive artifact collection to foster a contextual examination of the land, its people, and the artists’ negotiation of that duality.
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