Critical Conversations | Inside Oregon Art

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About Critical Conversations

The Ford Family Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Art's Center for Art Research (CFAR), Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University, is pleased to announce the continuation of Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures—Critical Conversations | Inside Oregon Art for the 2020–21 season.

Plans for the 2020-21 season will be announced soon. In the meantime, take a look at the Critical Conversations Archive to learn about past seasons.

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About Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures—Critical Conversations | Inside Oregon Art

The Ford Family Foundation and the Department of Art's Center for Art Research (CFAR), partner with Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University in a multiyear program to bring prominent curators and critics to Oregon to engage with artists statewide.

The expanded partnership, which began in 2011, is made possible by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program, which honors interest in the visual arts by the late Mrs. Hallie Ford, a co-founder of The Foundation.

Critical Conversations brings professional curators and critics from outside the Northwest to conduct one-on-one studio visits with established artists, deliver lectures, and join in community conversations. The program aims to enhance the quality of artistic endeavors throughout the state.
 

About The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its Mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a scholarship office in Eugene.