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Kingdom Animalia

  • Portland Art Museum 1219 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

Kingdom Animalia

Portland Art Museum

December 2, 2017 through May 13, 2018

PAM hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 10 AM—5 PM & Thursday, Friday 10 AM—8 PM


Furry, fierce, majestic, or sublime, animals have been featured in the graphic arts since the advent of printmaking. Mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds act as rich allegorical symbols, precise scientific specimens, and vehicles for pure formal expression. Drawn from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition offers a 500-year sampling of the wide-ranging depiction of the kingdom Animalia in prints, drawings, and posters, from the playful to the ferocious. Artists as diverse as Albrecht Dürer, John James Audubon, Eugène Delacroix, and Pablo Picasso are joined by regional favorites Beth Van Hoesen and Frank Boyden, among others, in this lively exploration of artful animals. More information about the exhibition can be found here.