Monthly Archives: April 2015

Indians under glass

The Indian exhibit currently underway at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City takes an unexpected turn. The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky assumes a soft approach. There’s an Osage pipe, a beaded dress from the … Continue reading

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Blinded by perspective

Ninety years ago John Noel joined a group of determined mountaineers to capture on film their adventures climbing Mount Everest. Noel’s 1924 silent film has been refreshed and recently celebrated a North West premiere to a packed house. And while … Continue reading

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Do ancestors deserve respect?

I didn’t expect to find a full house Friday night for an hour-long, black-and-white, silent movie from the 1920s. But Portlanders came in droves to see the West Coast premiere of a newly restored, colorized version of John Noel’s hand-cranked … Continue reading

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Missing truths

Originally posted on Cynthia Coleman Emery's Blog:
Lithograph of Junipera Serra and subjects As a kid growing up in Southern California (we moved overseas when I was 10) we visited missions that dot the west, built by Spanish priests…

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