For as many similarities as it shares with fine art, high-end fashion design has never really been admitted into the fine art club, a relationship complicated by matters of utility and commerce. Nonetheless, the great fashion designers approach their work as artists, and as such Adam Arnold is, as has often been pointed out here and elsewhere, one of Portland's most accomplished.

The exact nature of his talk is yet to be announced, but considering his past successes on stage (he's a repeat performer at Back Fence), his sense of humor, and his wild imagination, it's virtually guaranteed to be worthwhile. He's up on January 10 at 6 pm, and non-museum member tickets are $15 (members: $5).