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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 2 @ 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.
Make It Weekly 5:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Every Friday in August, join us for a free guided creative workshop in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. An opportunity for learning and experimentation, you’ll have the chance to work with different mediums and take home a handmade project as well … Continued
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Early Closure – 4:30 p.m.
Early Closure – 4:30 p.m.
Aug 3 all-day
Museum closing at 4:30 p.m.
Patron Society: Summer Dinner celebrating Native Fashion Now 6:00 pm
Patron Society: Summer Dinner celebrating Native Fashion Now
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm
Patron Society: Summer Dinner celebrating Native Fashion Now
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan), Chilkat tunic, 2013, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, Gift of Karen Kramer, © 2015 Peabody Essex Museum, Photo by Thosh Collins. Enjoy an evening of fashion, music, and dinner en plein air in the Evan H. Roberts … Continued
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Public Tour: European 1:00 pm
Public Tour: European
Aug 4 @ 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.
Red Cross Blood Drive 1:30 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will be onsite Thursday, August 4th and is asking for your help to ward off the significant dip in donations they have historically seen in mid- to late summer. The Red Cross is offering all donors a … Continued
Free First Thursday 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Meditate at the museum. This summer our ongoing meditation program will follow the path of Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, a recent bestseller by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Over eight sessions, from June … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Aug 5 @ 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 … Continued
Make It Weekly 5:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Every Friday in August, join us for a free guided creative workshop in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. An opportunity for learning and experimentation, you’ll have the chance to work with different mediums and take home a handmade project as well … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 5 @ 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 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 5 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Women and Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Women and Art
Aug 6 @ 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: Asian 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian
Aug 6 @ 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.
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CLOSES: Measure, Gesture, Form
CLOSES: Measure, Gesture, Form
Aug 7 all-day
CLOSES: Measure, Gesture, Form
Martha Alf (American, born 1930), Pears Series XIII #2, 1984-1985, graphite on paper, 12 x 18 in, Gift of a Private Donor. The Museum celebrates recent acquisitions in Measure, Gesture, Form: Modern and Contemporary Drawings from a Recent Gift, an … Continued
Family Tour: Local Looks 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Local Looks
Aug 7 @ 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: Collection Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 7 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Native Fashion Now 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native Fashion Now
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Native Fashion Now
Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]), Cape, dress, and headdress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers; porcupine quills and feathersCourtesy of the designer, Santa Fe. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Julia Foster. Photo by Unék … Continued
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Midday Art Break: Deana Dartt 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Deana Dartt
Aug 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Take a break from your workday to join Native American Art curator Deana Dartt for a walk-through of the stunning special exhibition, Native Fashion Now, which celebrates indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada from the 1950s to … Continued
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Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary
Aug 11 @ 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.
Artist Talk: Jason Sturgill 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Jason Sturgill
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Jason Sturgill
Photo by bestfriendpdx.com Jason Sturgill is a freelance illustrator based in Portland, working on everything from editorial illustrations to apparel graphics, as well as branding and packaging for clients ranging from Jamie Oliver Magazine to Poler. When he’s not drawing … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Aug 12 @ 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 … Continued
Make It Weekly 5:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Every Friday in August, join us for a free guided creative workshop in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. An opportunity for learning and experimentation, you’ll have the chance to work with different mediums and take home a handmade project as well … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 12 @ 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: Drawing is Seeing 6:15 pm
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
Aug 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 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 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 12 @ 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.
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Miller Family Free Day 10:00 am
Miller Family Free Day
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day
In celebration of the special exhibition Native Fashion Now, the Portland Art Museum partners with Nike N7 to bring celebrated artist, designer, writer, and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama) to create one of his eye-popping live art painting performances in the … Continued
Public Tour: Impressionism 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Impressionism
Aug 13 @ 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: Collection Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 13 @ 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.
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Family Tour: Styles Then and Now 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Styles Then and Now
Aug 14 @ 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: Native Fashion Now 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Native Fashion Now
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Native Fashion Now
Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]), Cape, dress, and headdress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers; porcupine quills and feathersCourtesy of the designer, Santa Fe. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Julia Foster. Photo by Unék … Continued
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Race in America After Ferguson 4:00 pm
Race in America After Ferguson @ Fields Ballroom, Mark Building Main Level
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm
Race in America After Ferguson @ Fields Ballroom, Mark Building Main Level
Featuring distinguished guest Reverend Traci Blackmon, Pastor at King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri; with Terry McCray Hill, Pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal; and artist Arvie Smith. Moderated by Teressa Raiford. Join us for this presentation and intimate panel discussion … Continued
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Public Tour: American & Northwest 1:00 pm
Public Tour: American & Northwest
Aug 16 @ 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.
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Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Peter Carlson 12:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Peter Carlson
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro … Continued
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Art & Conversation 9:15 am
Art & Conversation
Aug 18 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
This month, Angela Mattox, Artistic Director at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), will highlight the work that PICA does, including the upcoming Time-Based Art Festival. Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed … Continued
Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 18 @ 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.
Blind & Low Vision Tour 2:30 pm
Blind & Low Vision Tour
Aug 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours for blind and low vision visitors feature vivid descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, with detailed historical information and tactile examples. Tours begin at 2:30 on the … Continued
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Meditate at the museum. This summer our ongoing meditation program will follow the path of Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, a recent bestseller by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Over eight sessions, from June … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Aug 19 @ 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 … Continued
Make It Weekly 5:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Every Friday in August, join us for a free guided creative workshop in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. An opportunity for learning and experimentation, you’ll have the chance to work with different mediums and take home a handmade project as well … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 19 @ 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 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 19 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Glass in the Galleries 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Glass in the Galleries
Aug 20 @ 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: Case Work 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Case Work
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Case Work
Dutchess County Estate – Main House site and massing concept study. Acrylic, cast resin, polished brass and charred pine. Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Tours … Continued
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CLOSES: William Eggleston
CLOSES: William Eggleston
Aug 21 all-day
CLOSES: William Eggleston
William Eggleston, Untitled, 1970-73, dye transfer print, collection of the Wilson Centre for Photography, ©The William Eggleston Trust, image courtesy ROSEGALLERY. William Eggleston (American, born 1939) shifted 20th-century photographic aesthetics with his landmark color images of everyday life in the … Continued
Family Tour: Stories in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Stories in Art
Aug 21 @ 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: Collection Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 21 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 23 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Native Fashion Now 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native Fashion Now
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Native Fashion Now
Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]), Cape, dress, and headdress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers; porcupine quills and feathersCourtesy of the designer, Santa Fe. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Julia Foster. Photo by Unék … Continued
Native Fashion Now: Critical Conversations (Part 1) 6:30 pm
Native Fashion Now: Critical Conversations (Part 1)
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Native Fashion Now: Critical Conversations (Part 1)
Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]), Cape, dress, and headdress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012, Silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers, beads, and silver; porcupine quills and feathers. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Julia Foster. Photo by Nate Francis/Unék … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Aug 26 @ 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 … Continued
Make It Weekly 5:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make It Weekly
Every Friday in August, join us for a free guided creative workshop in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. An opportunity for learning and experimentation, you’ll have the chance to work with different mediums and take home a handmade project as well … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 26 @ 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 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 26 @ 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.
Dwell Home Tours: Meet the Architects 7:00 pm
Dwell Home Tours: Meet the Architects @ Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dwell Home Tours: Meet the Architects @ Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom
The always popular Dwell Home Tours series explores Portland for the first time this summer. The Portland home tour provides an opportunity for design-seekers to immerse themselves in stunning domestic spaces found within the city of Portland. These unique homes … Continued
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OPENS: Photography and Contemporary Experience
OPENS: Photography and Contemporary Experience
Aug 27 all-day
OPENS: Photography and Contemporary Experience
AUG 27, 2016 – JAN 15, 2017 Penelope Umbrico, 18_IMG_6697-a, from the series Moving Mountains, 2014, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Mark and Hilarie Moore Family Trust in Memory of Timothy A. Fallon, 2015.44.1 © Penelope Umbrico Artists have … Continued
Public Tour: Psychology of Perception 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Psychology of Perception
Aug 27 @ 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: Collection Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 27 @ 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.
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CLOSES: CCNA: Dene bāhī Naabaahii
CLOSES: CCNA: Dene bāhī Naabaahii
Aug 28 all-day
CLOSES: CCNA: Dene bāhī Naabaahii
Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena/Jewish; Canadian, b. 1987), Sasha LaPointe II, 2014, image courtesy of artist. This spring, the Center for Contemporary Native Art will present an exhibition featuring the work of Demian DinéYazhi’ (Diné) and Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena/Jewish). Together, … Continued
Family Tour: Choose Your Own Adventure 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Choose Your Own Adventure
Aug 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.
Public Tour: Portraits 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Portraits
Aug 28 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 30 @ 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.
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