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Baby Morning: Northwest Galleries 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Northwest Galleries
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
First Thursdays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No need to be “on time” for this informal program. We welcome babies and their caregivers for tea beginning at 10 a.m. A first docent tour will begin at roughly 10:30 a.m., or … Continued
Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 1 @ 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.
Employee Art Show Opening 5:00 pm
Employee Art Show Opening @ Rental Sales Gallery
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Employee Art Show Opening @ Rental Sales Gallery
The annual Employee Art Show is an opportunity for Museum employees to showcase their artistic talents. For the first time ever works will be on view, and available for purchase at the Rental Sales Gallery. With 30 participating artists working … Continued
Free First Thursday 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m
Gallery Talk: Arvie Smith 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Arvie Smith
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Arvie Smith
Arvie Smith, Dem Golden Slippers, 2007, oil on linen, Gift of Donna Hammar, © Arvie Smith, 2010.80 Join us for a series of talks with artist Arvie Smith as he unpacks and explores work featured in his current exhibition, APEX: Arvie … Continued
Native Fashion Now: Critical Conversations (Part 2) 6:30 pm
Native Fashion Now: Critical Conversations (Part 2)
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Native Fashion Now: Critical Conversations (Part 2)
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
Sep 2 @ 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
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OPENS: CCNA: Restoring the Breath
OPENS: CCNA: Restoring the Breath
Sep 3 all-day
OPENS: CCNA: Restoring the Breath
Susan Pavel at her loom, March 2016 SEPT 3, 2016 – FEB 26, 2017 This September, the Center for Contemporary Native Art CCNA gallery will showcase the revitalization of Coast Salish fiber weaving. Master weaver Susan Pavel will co-create the … Continued
The Truth Booth 11:00 am
The Truth Booth
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Truth Booth
Photo by Ben Pettey The Truth Booth is a project by the artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester, and Hank Willis Thomas, who are members of The Cause Collective. The Truth Booth makes a stop at the Portland Art … Continued
Public Tour: Glass in the Galleries 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Glass in the Galleries
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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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CLOSES: Case Work
CLOSES: Case Work
Sep 4 all-day
CLOSES: Case Work
Dutchess County Estate – Main House site and massing concept study. Acrylic, cast resin, polished brass and charred pine. Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture JUN 4 – SEP 4, 2016 The Portland Art Museum … Continued
CLOSES: Native Fashion Now
CLOSES: Native Fashion Now
Sep 4 all-day
CLOSES: Native Fashion Now
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
Family Tour: The Built Environment 12:30 pm
Family Tour: The Built Environment
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 6 @ 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: European 1:00 pm
Public Tour: European
Sep 8 @ 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: Erik Geschke (CANCELLED) 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Erik Geschke (CANCELLED)
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Erik Geschke (CANCELLED)
This talk has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled at a later date. Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally at venues including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith Gallery in … Continued
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Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life 3:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Morgan Thorson, Still Life, 2015. Performance detail, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Choreographer Morgan Thorson brings her live installation Still Life to the Portland Art Museum this September in partnership with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. Still Life … Continued
$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Sep 9 @ 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
Gallery Talk: Dr. Susan Pavel 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Dr. Susan Pavel
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Susan Pavel, Master weaver Join Susan Pavel for close look at the exhibition Restoring the Breath and the remarkable resurgence of Coast Salish Weaving over the past 40 years through master-apprentice relationships. Free with $5 After 5 Museum admission.
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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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Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life 12:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Morgan Thorson, Still Life, 2015. Performance detail, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Choreographer Morgan Thorson brings her live installation Still Life to the Portland Art Museum this September in partnership with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. Still Life … Continued
Public Tour: Women and Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Women and Art
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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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Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life 12:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Morgan Thorson, Still Life, 2015. Performance detail, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Choreographer Morgan Thorson brings her live installation Still Life to the Portland Art Museum this September in partnership with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. Still Life … Continued
Family Tour: Travel the World 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Travel the World
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. 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
Sep 11 @ 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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Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life 12:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Morgan Thorson, Still Life, 2015. Performance detail, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Choreographer Morgan Thorson brings her live installation Still Life to the Portland Art Museum this September in partnership with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. Still Life … Continued
Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 13 @ 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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Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life 12:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Performance: Morgan Thorson: Still Life
Morgan Thorson, Still Life, 2015. Performance detail, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Choreographer Morgan Thorson brings her live installation Still Life to the Portland Art Museum this September in partnership with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. Still Life … Continued
Midday Art Break 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break
Sep 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries. This month, Kristin Bayans, Manager of Interpretive Media; Sarah Lampen, … Continued
Patron Society: Private Unveiling of New Acquisitions by Vik Muniz 5:30 pm
Patron Society: Private Unveiling of New Acquisitions by Vik Muniz
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Be among the first to see three stunning new works by Vik Muniz in the Museum’s galleries, acquired through the generosity of the Contemporary Collectors Circle.
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Art & Conversation 9:15 am
Art & Conversation
Sep 15 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, artist Arvie Smith will speak about his work, discussing pieces from his exhibition, APEX: Arvie Smith, currently on view … Continued
Public Tour: Native American 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 16 @ 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
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 16 @ 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
Sep 16 @ 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: Listening to Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Listening to Art
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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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Northwest Narrative Medicine Conference 10:30 am
Northwest Narrative Medicine Conference
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Portland Art Museum hosts the final day of the Northwest Narrative Medicine Conference. It is the first conference in the Pacific Northwest for all who are drawn to story, art, and writing as impacted by wellness, health, and illness. … Continued
Family Tour: Colorific 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Colorific
Sep 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.
Public Tour: European 3:00 pm
Public Tour: European
Sep 18 @ 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 American 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American
Sep 20 @ 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: Susan Turner 12:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Susan Turner
Sep 21 @ 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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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 22 @ 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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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Sep 23 @ 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
Patron Society: Behind-the-Doors of Bluebeard’s Castle 6:00 pm
Patron Society: Behind-the-Doors of Bluebeard’s Castle
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
Considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, Bartok wrote just one opera, Bluebeard’s Castle, a foreboding tale of love. The Oregon Symphony creates it on the Portland stage for the first time under the stage direction of … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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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Museum Day Live!
Museum Day Live!
Sep 24 all-day
Museum Day Live!
The Portland Art Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of … Continued
Public Tour: Impressionism 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Impressionism
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 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.
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Family Tour: Colorific 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Colorific
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary
Sep 25 @ 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: American & Northwest 1:00 pm
Public Tour: American & Northwest
Sep 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.
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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 29 @ 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.
Object Stories Community Opening 5:30 pm
Object Stories Community Opening @ Stevens Room and Object Stories Gallery, Lower Level
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of the newest Object Stories exhibition, Sound Beyond the Auditory on view September 24 to January 1, 2017. This exhibition was developed in collaboration with CymaSpace. Learn more about Sound Beyond the Auditory.
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Sep 30 @ 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
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 30 @ 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.