Emeritus Director of the Oregon Historical Society, Chet Orloff, will present highlights from the Native American artwork of the Pamplin Collection, of which he is director and co-curator. His presentation will include images, artifacts, and discussion of superb examples of historical clothing, domestic items, weaponry and items of adornment, along with contemporary work by nationally-recognized artists. Robert and Marilyn Pamplin have assembled this outstanding and renowned collection over the past 40 years.
Chet Orloff is a professor at Portland State University and the University of Oregon. He studied at Boston University, the University of Oregon, and Portland State University. Chet Orloff has worked on the Portland Landmarks Commission, Portland Planning Commission, Portland Parks Board, Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Center City 2035 Plan Committee along with many other projects.