Artist Jenny Holzer Creates a Projection for the Portland Museum of Art

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PORTLAND,ME.- In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Nelson Social Justice Fund at the Portland Museum of Art, the Museum presented a lecture and commissioned work by the internationally known artist Jenny Holzer on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Holzer gave a lecture to a crowded hall of 722 people at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. After the lecture, a projection that Holzer created especially for the Museum called For Portland lit up the front of the building until 10 p.m. This one-night-only projection, For Portland featured selections from the poetry of Nobel Prize-winner Wisława Szymborska. For more than 30 years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including