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By Daisy Grattan, June 27, 2019

Looking for a great way to cool off this summer?  Instead of hitting the local movie theater, hanging out at the pool, or (if you’re blessed with air conditioning ) lazing away at home.  But there are options that can sooth our bodies and challenge our minds closer to home than we realize.

Head down to the Portland Art Museum and take in history, art, social education and culture.

Here’s my top 3 of the 12 current exhibitions, but don’t miss the museum’s permanent collection.

Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage – photographs and images put together by the great W.E.B. Du Bois for the International Exhibition of 1900 in Paris – through October 27th

CCNA: Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait – 3 generations of Inuk women communicate through visual art.  Intimate, sometimes harsh with historical resonance, they chronicle the lives of a remote arctic community – through Jan 5th (2020)

Associated American Artist: Prints for the People – a selection from the AAA, an organization aimed to create and distribute fine art works for middle class Americans following the Great Depression.  Through mail order, limited edition prints were made widely available, bringing depictions of relatable life via American Realist and Social Realism styles to the people – through Aug 18th

Check out any of these amazing and relevant exhibits at the Portland Art Museum

More info  HERE

(PS, Kids under 17 are FREE!)



Daisy Grattan


With a background in fine arts and design Daisy knows that there is a special beauty everywhere, and that good things take hard work. With over 20 years of learning the unique idiosyncrasies of Portland and her many neighborhoods, Daisy is deeply rooted in this lovely town. A true believer that we all deserve and need a home, she believes in the power of real estate to drive personal and financial independence and is driven to help others in this endeavor.
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