Hi all. The other day I went down to the Portland Art Museum to check out the Mark Rothko exhibit. Unfortunately, it turns out I was a few days late for Rothko (oops!), but since I was there I decided to go in anyway. I'm glad I did. There's a current exhibit called "70 Years/70 Photographs" which includes pictures by Minor White, Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston, Harry Callahan, and Atget, among many others. I found some of the pictures underwhelming and others totally humbling (opinions will vary), but in any case it's definitely worth checking out.
And if you do go, don't forget the paintings! Really, you could spend a lifetime in there. This may be sacrilege on a photographer's forum , but I have to admit the single most affecting work for me was Van Gogh's 'Ox-Cart.' Nearly brought me to my knees it did.