ZERO RITUAL UPDATE: Due to air quality concerns in SE Portland, the Cooley has decided not to burn the ZERO. The plane will be reconstructed and celebrated on campus the week of May 2, before it is taken to a nearby clean-burning incinerator for its "return to zero."
ALAN SONFIST : NATURAL HISTORY
March 29 – June 12, 2016
From the beginning of his career, Sonfist extended the aesthetic implications of Land Art by bringing its ecological significance to the fore, engaging—or perhaps reengaging—the long tradition of artistic representations of the landscape and the natural environment in relationship to its own fragmented history within urban culture. For Sonfist, nature presents an infinite number of viable subjects for artistic reflection.
THE DOUGLAS F. COOLEY MEMORIAL
ART GALLERY, REED COLLEGE
3203 SE WOODSTOCK BLVD.
PORTLAND, OREGON 97202-8199
HOURS: NOON TO 5 P.M., TUESDAY – SUNDAY, FREE
LOCATED ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE REED LIBRARY
The mission of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery is to enhance the academic offerings of Reed College with a diverse range of scholarly exhibitions, lectures, and colloquia in its role as a teaching gallery.
The gallery was established by a generous 1988 gift from Sue and Edward Cooley and John and Betty Gray "in support of the teaching of art history at Reed College, as part of an interdisciplinary educational experience that strengthens the art history component of Reed's distinctive humanities program." Exhibitions are coordinated in collaboration with Reed faculty members and courses, with attention to the needs and interests of the larger Portland and Northwest arts communities. A schedule of three to four exhibitions during the academic year brings to Reed and the Portland community work that would not otherwise be seen in the region.
John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director
Registrar and Program Coordinator
Education Outreach Coordinator
Calligraphy Initiative Coordinator
Please email Registrar Colleen Gotze to be added to the Cooley Gallery announcement list and for general gallery questions.