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Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Portland v. Seattle, Part Deux

Posted by on November 2 at 17:32 PM

The New York Times has a great story on the front page of its arts section: A touring exhibition of art from the Hesse Collection is coming to our doorstep… or perhaps I mean backyard. The show, which is composed largely of German art that’s never been seen here before, is making its first (and only?) U.S. stop at the Portland Art Museum. Meanwhile, on our actual doorstep, the Seattle Art Museum is showing some crowd-pleasing lamps.

If this isn’t proof that Regina Hackett was right—the Portland art scene is giving us a whupping—I don’t know what is.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the Hans Holbein Madonna.


That unhappy, drugged-looking Baby Jesus is priceless. (Too bad PAM’s image zoom tool is completely worthless—I guess we can console ourselves with the fact that Seattle’s still got PDX beat in the tech arena.)