Laurel Reed Pavic on Alison Saar
October 04, 2017
Lead Faculty of Art History at PNCA, Laurel Reed Pavic, reviews of Alison Saar's exhibition Crepuscular Blue for Oregon ArtsWatch.
Alison Saar: Racial history and its implications explains the process and thinking behind several of the works in Crepuscular Blue: Prints and Sculpture by Alison Saar from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation currently at the Center for Contemporary Culture (CCAC) at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).
Pavic notes, "one of Saar’s great strengths [is] her navigation of multiple identities. This strength is a consistent touchstone in Saar’s work and was made abundantly clear in her lecture. ... The results are powerful and thought-provoking."
Dr. Pavic's research deals with the shaping, manipulation, and presentation of cultural patrimony. Her research has been supported by the American Association of University Women, the Fulbright Program, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. She teaches a variety of courses at PNCA including courses on the multiple, the history of printed matter, modernism, and protest art. She also writes for Oregon ArtsWatch.
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We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.