Henk Pander (Dutch-American, born 1937), The Burning of the New Carissa, 2000, oil on linen, 63 x 81", collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund, 2010.043.
Museum presents Henk Pander: Memory and Modern Life
Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present a major retrospective exhibition for Dutch-born Portland painter Henk Pander, Jan. 29-March 27. Organized by Roger Hull, senior faculty curator and professor emeritus of art history, the exhibition will include Pander’s paintings and watercolors created during the last 50 years.
A companion exhibition of Pander’s drawings, prints, posters and sketchbooks is on display Jan. 8-March 13 in the Print Study Center.
Raised in Holland, Pander immigrated to the U.S. in the 1960s and made Portland his home. He maintains what Hull describes as a cultural double vision, documenting and interpreting American technology, materialism, topography and disaster in paintings, watercolors and drawings that recall the grand tradition of Dutch art.
Hull has written a full-color monograph about the artist’s work and life, and will present a free lecture Jan. 28, 5-6 p.m., in the College of Law’s Paulus Lecture Hall at 245 Winter St. SE. An artist’s reception at the museum will follow from 6-8 p.m.
The museum will also host free gallery talks, each Tuesday, Feb. 1-March 22, from 12:30-1 p.m. Museum admission is also free on Tuesdays.
Teachers are encouraged to register for a free workshop on Feb. 1 from 4-5:30 p.m. The workshop is designed to help teachers prepare students for a field trip to the museum, and education curator Elizabeth Garrison will provide strategies to reinforce associated curriculum. For more information or to register, call (503) 370-6855.
“Henk Pander: Memory and Modern Life” is supported in part by grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.
For more information, call (503) 370-6855 or visit www.willamette.edu/museum_of_art.