Our most heartfelt endorsement yet. Bruce Chessé, son of renowned African American and artist Ralph Chessé and dedicated preserver of his legacy, made this toast at a recent Constructing Identity reception. It’s moments like these that energize and inspire us to keep learning, stretching, and growing so that we honor those great masters who have […]
This past spring, PFF had the opportunity to host renowned artist James C. McMillan and his grandson Derrick. We broke bread and devoured every one of his countless stories and insights. We were even able to shoot some video of our conversations to share with all of you. Be sure to check them out on […]
With Constructing Identity winding down, PFF has had some time to work on growing the collection. We have a slew of exciting new acquisitions including new pieces by artists currently in the collection such as Robert Blackburn, Hale Woodruff, and Benny Andrews, as well as works by new names like Joseph Delaney, Haywood “Bill” Rivers, […]
Check out the panel discussion the Portland Art Museum hosted with PFF Curator Berrisford Boothe, Collector Lewis Tanner Moore, and artists Arvie Smith, Marita Dingus, Barbara Bullock, and Bill Hutson.
We are nearing the end of Constructing Identity’s time at the Portland Art Museum, and the show has gotten a lot of attention and some great reviews. We even got a mention in the New York Times! Here are some of the highlights. New York Times www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/arts/design/museum-exhibits-politics-guide-los-angeles-portland.html Black Art in America http://blackartinamerica.com/profiles/blogs/constructing-identity-petrucci-family-foundation-collection-of-af […]
The Petrucci Family Foundation for African-American Art is excited to have Ayele Forde as our Portland area Special Assistant to the Exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Forde, a recent graduate athlete and emerging artist from the University of Oregon, was tapped to be our liaison with the Museum and be the interactive “face” […]
PFF is the principal sponsor of Barbara Bullock’s book Chasing After Spirits. Published in partnership with LaSalle University in Philadelphia under the dedicated commitment of its editor Klare Scarborough, this book is a major tome that traces the genealogical, inspirational and international influences that have led to an unbelievable body of work by the prolific […]
Mikaene Thomas, Inspired by Portland The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art is pleased to announce the special purchase of Landscape Majestic by African-American artist Mikaene Thomas. This purchase bolsters work by contemporary artists in PFF and will be prominently featured in the upcoming Constructing Identity exhibition at The Portland Art Museum. It is […]