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Henk Pander (Dutch-American, born 1937), The Burning of the New Carissa, 2000, oil on linen, 63 x 81", collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund, 2010.043.Henk Pander (Dutch-American, born 1937), The Burning of the New Carissa, 2000, oil on linen, 63 x 81", collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund, 2010.043.

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Museum presents Henk Pander films

In conjunction with an exhibition of Henk Pander’s work, Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present two films about the Portland painter. Admission to the films is complimentary.

Pender, who was born in Holland, documents and interprets American technology, materialism, topography and disaster in paintings and works that recall the grand tradition of Dutch art.

At 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, the museum will show “Painted Life: An Immigrant Artist’s Journey.” History, transformation, death and reverence are some of the themes explored in this intergenerational, cross-cultural portrait as seen through the eyes and camera of Pander’s son Jacob. Both father and son will discuss the making of the film at the Sunday screening.

At 11:30 a.m. on March 3, the museum will show “Henk Pander and Tom McCall.” Join Pander, senior faculty curator Roger Hull and education curator Elizabeth Garrison as they screen a film about Pander’s creation of McCall’s portrait. The screening will precede a portrait viewing at the Oregon Capitol.

“Henk Pander: Memory and Modern Life” is supported in part by grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

For more information, please call (503) 370-6855 or visit www.willamette.edu/museum_of_art.

02-10-2011