The Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, opening May 23. The renowned contemporary artist’s installation of 12 gold-gilt bronze sculptures representing the animal symbols from the traditional Chinese zodiac will be on view this summer in the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Sculpture Court. Learn more.
Arts Tax revenue comes through!
The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center has received an additional 2015 General Operating Support allocation of $468,538 from the Arts and Education Access ballot initiative. We are extremely grateful to the voters of Portland who passed the ballot initiative with 62 percent support, the City of Portland, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), and the entire arts community who collaborated to back the measure. Funds will be used to support the Museum’s extensive access and education initiatives. Fully one-third of Museum visitors (approximately 100,000 visits) are free or pay a significantly reduced admission price.
We are pleased to announce that Richard Mosse’s powerful video installation The Enclave will now be on view at the Museum through April 12, 2015. This stunning exhibition has moved critics and visitors alike—you can read some of their reflections on our Tumblr page. Come see and hear for yourself.