Mel Katz, Ribbons 1, 1966, oil on wood, 48 x 94 x 3/4 in., Collection of Dianne C. Anderson
Mel Katz, Ribbons 1, 1966, oil on wood, 48 x 94 x 3/4 in., Collection of Dianne C. Anderson

Opening October 14
​Show Runs: October 14, 2017 thru January 7, 2018 
Artist Talk: October 14, 1pm
FREE

 
Aptly titled Choices, the Museum of Northwest Art presents a survey of artworks by revered Portland-based sculptor Mel Katz. In 1964, Mel chose to move from New York to Portland. Shortly after, he cut into his rectangular canvas to expand his curves beyond the picture frame. Even though he was trained as a painter, Mel chose to become a sculptor. His choice of materials has changed from plastic to wood to steel over the decades. Each choice demonstrates Katz’s willingness to take risks and is owed in part to his trust that the art would find a way to evolve and be liberated from definitions about what art is and how it should be created.
 

 

Museum of Northwest Art

MISSION STATEMENT

The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 

 

COLLECTIONS

MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.