Clowning Around: Creating Inclusive Collaborations with Carla Rossi

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm


Hana Layson, Head of Youth and Educator Programs, Portland Art Museum
Natali Wiseman, Design Manager, Seattle Art Museum
Lauren Willis, Curator of Academic Programs, Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon


Anthony Hudson, Portland’s premier drag clown and Community Programmer, Hollywood Theatre


  • Community Engagement

Through exhibitions, programs, and content, the Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Museum of Natural and Cultural History have partnered with Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde)—the artist who transforms into Portland’s premier drag clown, Carla Rossi—to initiate intersecting conversations around identity, gender, capitalism, and white supremacy. Come explore ways in which museums can challenge and address these issues while simultaneously creating fun, welcoming, affirmative, and joyful spaces.