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Directed by Eric Slade

Portland 2018 45 mins. In English

One of America’s most celebrated postwar painters, Mark Rothko continues to hold a powerful place in the art world. Join hosts OPB, the Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center for a premiere screening of Oregon Art Beat’s compelling documentary about the artist who spent his formative years in Oregon and went on to revolutionize the world of abstract painting.

Q&A with OPB producer Eric Slade and others to follow.

Photo courtesy of OPB


Genres: Documentary

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.