Oregon Contemporary is a space dedicated to art, community, and the exponential possibilities of contemporary art. The organization produces powerful, visionary art programs for the communities of Oregon.
The organization promotes voices and points of view—regional to international—that have been historically underrepresented in the arts, and engage these populations to impact and intervene in the contemporary arts dialogue. Oregon Contemporary supports and empowers artists, curators, and performers, presenting singular experiences for the public every month.
Oregon Contemporary’s symbol is an O (symbolizing Oregon and Oregon Contemporary’s large, bowl-like gallery space) raised to the power of x (inspired by John Cage’s advice to break all rules by “leaving plenty of room for ‘x’ quantities”).