Do you have a favorite Portland park? Here’s an opportunity to share an image or two as part of the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) new exhibition The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden (#tuileriespdx).
Art from and about the famous Tuileries Garden in Paris is the subject of PAM’s latest offering, and one connection the museum’s curators are hoping to make is to the way we see and value our local parks.
The idea is to encourage Portlanders “to discover new park spaces and think about them in a new light through the lens of the Tuileries, [and] allow the Museum to serve as a platform for public engagement and community dialogue around issues relevant to the life of our city and its region,” says PAM’s Mike Murawski, Ph.D., director of education and public programs.
To highlight the idea of “The Garden as Art,” PAM is asking people to share images of their favorite parks with the hashtag #captureparklandia. These images will be featured as part of the exhibition along with a map detailing Portland’s 200 parks.
Along with the project, the museum is working with Portland Parks and Recreation and the Portland Parks Foundation to present programs on the history, design and planning of Portland’s next generation of parks. Bicycle and walking tours are also part of the collaboration.
You can check out the exhibition through September 21, 2014 and participate in the related programs below.
Tuileries Garden Programs & Events
- Parklandia: A Portland Bike Tour, Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
- An Evening with the Olmsteds, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6 p.m.
- An Evening with Portland’s Parks Directors, Thursday, July 17, 2014, 6 p.m.
- Parklandia: A Downtown Portland Walking Tour, Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10 a.m.
- The Next Portland Parks, Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6 p.m.
Find more information here: www.portlandartmuseum.org
Editor’s Note - June 20, 2014: A previous version of this article attributed a quote to Beth Heinrich. In fact, Mike Murawski said that the idea is to encourage Portlanders “to discover new park spaces and think about them in a new light through the lens of the Tuileries, [and] allow the Museum to serve as a platform for public engagement and community dialogue around issues relevant to the life of our city and its region.”