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James Lee Hansen defines the look of Northwest sculpture

James Lee Hansen is one of the Northwest’s most prominent and influential sculptors. His imposing bronze installations are on view at the Portland Art Museum, Maryhill Museum, Clark College and institutions throughout the region. Hansen established his own foundry in Battle Ground, Washington in the 1970s. Today, at age 97, Hansen is proud of the more than 600 sculptures he’s created. “It's a legacy,” he says, “and I think everybody wants to have a legacy.”


Futuristic animated image of the contours of a man's face, made up of blue and white dots on a black background

The Portland Art Museum rents out virtual reality experiences

The Portland Art Museum's Center for an Untold Tomorrow rents out virtual reality headsets, preloaded with 10 curated immersive VR pieces from around the world, for viewers to try out for a few days at home.

Ada Limón named new US poet laureate

Ada Limón was named as the nation's 24th poet laureate by the Library of Congress. She will take over from Joy Harjo, who has held the position since 2019.