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Apr
27
Thu
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Apr 27 @ 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.

Apr
28
Fri
$5 After 5
Apr 28 @ 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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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Apr 28 @ 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.

Apr
29
Sat
Member Guest Days
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

Share your love of art and the Museum with additional family and friends. Open to all members. Bring up to two additional guests beyond your membership privileges. You and your guests will enjoy free admission and special tours on these days. Guests must be accompanied by member on visit.

Public Tour: Living with Dying
Apr 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: Photography
Apr 29 @ 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.

Apr
30
Sun
Family Tour: Entertaining Elements in Art
Apr 30 @ 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.

International Jazz Day
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Photograph of Darrell GrantPart I: 1 p.m.

The Incredible Journey of Jazz Interactive History Program

Learn about the history of jazz, from its beginnings in Africa to its development in the United States and current role in global culture, through this special Museum edition of The Incredible Journey of Jazz. Developed and presented by PDX Jazz, this interactive program features a narrator and jazz ensemble who together demonstrate characterizations of historical figures and musical illustrations from different eras and styles to provide the audience with a living experience of jazz. This program will be kicked off by honoring Darrell Grant with the 2017 Portland Jazz Hero Award presented by the national Jazz Journalists Association.

Part II: 3 p.m.

The Sound of Identity performance with Darrell Grant and the MJ New Quartet

Like the visual artists represented in the Museum’s special exhibition Constructing Identity, African-American jazz artists contributed to black identity. Jazz both drew on and was inspired by the work of African-American visual artists. At the same time, jazz performers and composers like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and others continually explored their own expressions of Black American identity.  

This project, which Grant has titled, The Sound of Identity seeks to highlight the connections between the visual and musical arts through pairing compositions by historic African-American jazz artists with selected works from the Constructing Identity exhibit.  The works will be arranged and performed by the chamber-jazz quartet MJ New, featuring Darrell Grant, piano, Mike Horsfall, vibes, Marcus Shelby, bass and Carlton Jackson, drums.

Spotify playlist of music to be presented as part of The Sound of Identity

Also, while you are at the Museum be sure to stop into the Andree Stevens Room to see a collection of exceptional art created by students who participated in the PDX Jazz: Jazz in the Schools education outreach program. This show of select works will be on view April 28 – 30.

Presented in collaboration with PDX Jazz.

Program free with Museum Admission.

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Public Tour: Constructing Identity
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Avel de Knight, The Rehearsal, 1955
Avel de Knight (American, 1923–1995), The Rehearsal, 1955, oil on canvas, 33 x 45 in. © Estate of Avel de Knight.

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 Constructing Identity.

May
2
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
May 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.

May
4
Thu
Baby Morning: Family Love
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

First Thursdays
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

We welcome babies and their caregivers for tea beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour will begin at roughly 10:30 a.m., or when we have a large enough group ready to go. The second tour will begin 45 minutes later, or when a second group is ready to go. Baby Morning’s home base remains open until 12:30 p.m. with toys, games, and blankets, providing a welcoming, accommodating space free of worries. No need to be “on time” for this informal program designed for babies and their caregivers.

Session 1 Session 2
Public Tour: European
May 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.

Free First Thursday
May 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
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meditation TourEnjoy a slow looking tour experience and object focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused breathing and simple poses the museum encourages visitors to meditate in the galleries twice a month on the first and third Thursdays.

May
5
Fri
$5 After 5
May 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 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.

Purchase tickets
CCNA Gallery Talk: Brenda Mallory
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Installation photo of Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes
Brenda Mallory, Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes

Join Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation) for a close look at her installation Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes. Mallory’s work is inspired by a rereading of Cherokee history and addresses ideas of disruption, repair, and renewal.

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 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.

May
6
Sat
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
May 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: Native American
May 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.

May
7
Sun
Family Tour: Colorific
May 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.