PFF Collection was recently featured in the Portland Art Museum’s 125th Anniversary video. Check out PFF Curator Berrisford Boothe and famed artist Mickalene Thomas share some thoughts on the Portland Art Museum’s impact (section starts at 5:37 sec).
Last month PFF curator Berrisford Boothe traveled to North Carolina to visit a number of fantastic artists, among them the great James McMillan who we had the pleasure of visiting with last year, as well as up and coming artists Charles E. Williams, Stephen Hayes, and Steven Cozart. To say it was an enlightening experience […]
Last week the website Black Art In America featured dear friend and artist Barbara Bullock. A collection of images and interview excerpts, the feature gives a larger, national audience an intimate glimpse of this incredible woman’s genius and warmth. Take a minute to listen to her thoughts and enjoy photos of her vibrant studio on […]
PFF featured artist Arvie Smith was born in 1938 in the Jim Crow South where he lived with his grandparents and great-grandmother, a former slave. As a teen, he moved to live in the de facto segregated areas of South Central Los Angeles and Watts. These early years laid the groundwork for his life’s work […]
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to visit Syd Carpenter and her husband Steve Donegan in their impossibly cool Germantown studio. Syd is an artist and ceramicist based in Philadelphia. She studied at Tyler School of Art and teaches ceramics at Swarthmore while maintaining a consistent studio practice. Syd gave us the full […]
These past two months have seen a whirlwind of new acquisitions and we’re excited to share with you some new voices and perspectives as the collection continues to expand and mature. Here’s a sneak peak. Check back on our website soon for more detailed artwork information. Leon Hicks […]
Constructing Identity is over, but check out this review that perfectly summarizes all of our hopes and intentions for the show. Bob Hicks gets it. We are so grateful to him for this thoughtful and insightful article. Follow the link below to read the article. Black art: a neverending story
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 […]