Animal Estates Tours with exhibition curator Stephanie Snyder and Cooley education outreach coordinator Gregory MacNaughton will take place Tuesday, September 9; Tuesday, September 16; and Tuesday, September 23. All tours take place at 3:00 pm and last 60 minutes. During this hour we’ll examine Haeg’s Portland habitat prototype and discuss how you can build your own Animal Estate and join Haeg’s amazing revolution! Also in attendance will be suddenly: where we live now artist Molly Dilworth, who is creating an installation in the Cooley Gallery. Click here for directions.

Build A Better Snag! A challenge to build your own Portland Animal Estate. Need Inspiration? A Snag Tower for Seven Native Species.

2008 Whitney Biennial artist Fritz Haeg comes to Portland for a residency at Reed College, implementing his Animal Estates project throughout the region. Animal Estates proposes the reintroduction of animals back into our cities, strip malls, garages, office parks, freeways, front yards, parking lots and neighborhoods—a 21st century model for the human-animal relationship that is more intimate, visible and thoughtful.

View Haeg’s website, including a list of Portland, Oregon Animal Estates.

In a special collaboration with PICA, Cooley Gallery director Stephanie Snyder is conducting tours of Haeg’s local projects. Dates, times and pick-up locations to be posted closer to exhibition time online and at TBA Central Box Office. Haeg brings Animal Estates to Portland as part of the exhibition suddenly, on view August 26 through October 5, 2008 at the Cooley Gallery and other regional spaces.