Once a year, the Portland Art Museum hosts Shine A Light, where peformance artists offer new ways of interacting with art. This year, they are adding comedians, including Danny Felts, Whitney Streed, Jen Allen, Jimmy Newstetter, and myself, Virginia Jones. It costs the regular $15 admission, or it’s free for members (only fifty bucks a year to join!).
There will be haircuts offered, dances performed, and beers brewed inspired by works from the collection.
I will be leading a fictional art tour on the third floor of the Jubitz center. Focus will be on the post-1960 modern art collection.
Postscript: I had a really wonderful time telling art jokes. I am considering recording my jokes for a podcast that can be downloaded and used in a walk-through tour.
My friend CJ fell in love there, and got married and then divorced. I talked with a reporter who told me she would have loved to have quoted me more, but most of my jokes had the f-bomb in them. They totally do!