In the Gallery

Finding Our Place

November 19 – December 18, 2016
Lecture & Reception: Saturday, December 3 beginning at 2pm

With a nod to the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service and twenty years in our current location, our final exhibition of 2016, Finding Our Place, will explore our past and its influence on our collective future. From urban history to plutonium production, national forests to forced relocations, this photographic survey printed at PCNW will incorporate and re-contextualize imagery from photographic archives. Curated by Dr. Elizabeth Brown.

Elizabeth A. Brown is an independent scholar, educator, and consultant specializing in contemporary art and the history of photography. From 2000-2011 she was Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, following positions at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, and the University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara. She has curated over 50 exhibitions, including mid-career surveys of Kiki Smith (photographic work) and Lari Pittman (drawings), WOW (The Work of the Work), which explored how contemporary art affects the viewer; and 150 Works of Art, an innovative display of the Henry’s permanent collection. Brown earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan and M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees, all in the history of art, from Columbia University in New York.  She currently teaches at the Photographic Center Northwest, Cornish College of the Arts, and Seattle University.

Please join us for an afternoon reception and curator lecture on Saturday, Dec 3rd at 2pm.
Lecture Tickets: $10 General public | $5 PCNW Members | Purchase Tickets Here
Students FREE with ID and RSVP to