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Jan
24
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jan
26
Thu
Public Tour: Rodin
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rodin – Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler, 1909, Bronze, Overall: 18 x 13 1/2 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Rodin: The Human Experience.

Jan
27
Fri
$5 After 5
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 Museum admission after 5 p.m.

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.!

Here’s what we have in store:

  • Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
  • Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
  • Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
  • Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

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Artist Talk: Dao Strom
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dao StromDao Strom is a writer and musician whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of two fiction books, Grass Roof, Tin Roof and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys. Her latest project is an experimental memoir, We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People, accompanied by a music album, East/West. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.

Portland Fine Print Fair: Benefit Preview @ Fields Ballroom
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Portland Fine Print Fair logo

Join us for a reception and exclusive preview of the prints for sale before Portland Fine Print Fair 2017 opens to the general public.

For one weekend only, browse and buy prints in the historic Fields Ballroom. Thousands of prints dating from 1500 to the present will be for sale from top art galleries from North America and Europe. These friendly and knowledgeable art dealers welcome your questions, offering an exciting opportunity for both novice and expert collectors to peruse and purchase original prints for their collections.

Advance Tickets:
$30 Museum Members
$40 General Public

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Night of the event: $50
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jan
28
Sat
Portland Fine Print Fair @ Fields Ballroom
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Portland Fine Print Fair logoFor one weekend only, browse and buy prints in the historic Fields Ballroom. Thousands of prints dating from 1500 to the present will be for sale from top art galleries from North America and Europe. These friendly and knowledgeable art dealers welcome your questions, offering an exciting opportunity for both novice and expert collectors to peruse and purchase original prints for their collections.

Free admission on January 28 and January 29.

Benefit Preview and Reception, January 27, 6-9 p.m. — Get an exclusive preview of the prints for sale before Portland Fine Print Fair 2017 opens to the general public.

Learn more about the Portland Fine Print Fair.

Public Tour: Early Days of Modern Art
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Weaving Words
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Susan Pavel at her loom, March 2016
Susan Pavel at her loom, March 2016

Dr. Susan Pavel, Master weaver

Susan Pavel leads an afternoon of collective storytelling through an installment of her ongoing Weaving Words project. Pavel describes the experience: “Born from a place of love and community, the intention of Weaving Words is to bring a blanket loom to a gathering and invite participants to weave a weft of yarn and share a story beckoning to be told.” Through sharing stories with each other over the loom, participants are woven together through laughter, joy, pain, and sorrow.

Space is limited and advance registration at portlandartmuseum.org is strongly encouraged.

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Public Tour: Rodin
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rodin – Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler, 1909, Bronze, Overall: 18 x 13 1/2 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Rodin: The Human Experience.

Jan
29
Sun
Portland Fine Print Fair @ Fields Ballroom
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Portland Fine Print Fair logoFor one weekend only, browse and buy prints in the historic Fields Ballroom. Thousands of prints dating from 1500 to the present will be for sale from top art galleries from North America and Europe. These friendly and knowledgeable art dealers welcome your questions, offering an exciting opportunity for both novice and expert collectors to peruse and purchase original prints for their collections.

Free admission on January 28 and January 29.

Benefit Preview and Reception, January 27, 6-9 p.m. — Get an exclusive preview of the prints for sale before Portland Fine Print Fair 2017 opens to the general public.

Learn more about the Portland Fine Print Fair.

 

Family Tour: Art Across Cultures
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Public Tour: Corita Kent
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Corita Kent, Our Father, 1964
Corita Kent (American, 1918‑1986), “our father”, 1964, color screenprint on Pellon, edition of 50, CAC 64‑13, sheet: 29 11/16 in x 36 in, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop (on view August 13, 2016 – January 29, 2017).

Jan
31
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Feb
2
Thu
Free First Thursday
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m

Evening for Educators: Rodin @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Portland Art Museum welcomes educators to Rodin: The Human Experience—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, an exhibition of 52 bronzes by the groundbreaking French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Discover Rodin’s revolutionary impact on the art of sculpture with European Art Curator Dawson Carr. How did Rodin’s work evolve over the course of his career? Why was his work so influential upon younger artists, both in Europe and America? What makes his work the crucial link between traditional and modern sculpture? Join us for lively lecture, discussion, and a tour of the exhibition.

Refreshments available from 5:15 p.m. Program begins 5:30 p.m.

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Lecture: Almost Good Hair – Arvie Smith
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Whitsell Auditorium

“Blacks depend on the largess of the dominant culture where ‘White is right’ for recognition. Blacks have to filter everything, the consequences are different for what we say and what we do. No black person feels confident in their position.”

-Arvie Smith

For Arvie Smith, art offers freedom. Smith exposes racial slights, denigrations, and atrocities drawing from both his own lived experience as a Black man and the larger context of the history of race in the United States. He is a Professor Emeritus at Pacific Northwest College of Art and has taught at University of Oregon; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland; and Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. His work is in the collections of Charlayne Hunter Gualt; Myrlie Williams Evers; the City of Portland; Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, Baltimore; The Estate of Nelson Mandela, South Africa; Portland Community College; Oregon State University; and Portland Art Museum.

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Additional Program:

Free First Thursday Gallery Talk: Arvie Smith
March 2 at 6:00 p.m.
Program departs from the Museum’s Hoffman Lobby, near the Gift Shop

Feb
9
Thu
Lecture: Children’s Kimono
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Miyamairi Kimono with Sea Bream Design
Miyamairi Kimono with Sea Bream Design, mid-19th century, asa with resist-dyed and hand-painted designs in yellow, indigo, and black, Marita and David Paly Collection.

Kasuri and Tsutsugaki: The Magic of Japanese Dyeing Techniques

DR. DAVID PALY, COLLECTOR

Paly has been avidly collecting Japanese textiles for more than 30 years. Over that time, he has grown into one of the foremost experts on two resist-dye techniques found in folk textiles, kasuri (ikat) and tsutsugaki. This illustrated lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cranes, Dragons, and Teddy Bears: Japanese Children’s Kimono from the Collection of Marita and David Paly. Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

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Feb
10
Fri
Patron Society: Reception Celebrating Rodin and Constructing Identity
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate two significant exhibitions that present compelling chronicles of artistry  and provide insight on human form and expression. Rodin will astonish with bronze masterpieces that represent works from Rodin’s long career. Constructing Identity will present contemporary sculptures, paintings, prints, and drawings as well as works from the 1930s, 1940s, and through the Civil Rights Era.