Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Small museums and original art

Last week, we obtained a copy of Carye Bye's new guidebook Hidden Portland: museums & collections during a visit to Reading Frenzy. The display of Bye's original artwork for the book adorns almost all the available wall space in the store, and includes her whimsical take on the Portland Aerial Tram. A rotating rack held more originals, card-sized sketches of points of interest from each of the museums and collections highlighted in the guide. Happily for us, one of OHSU remained for us to snap up: the foot treadle drill from the sixth floor of the School of Dentistry.

The guidebook really is a wonderful introduction to both well known (think Portland Art Museum) and lesser known cultural destinations in town. Our copy will be going into the collections here; if you'd like your own copy, you better act fast: as of last week, the limited run of 125 was already more than half gone.

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