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Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations 10:30 am
Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations
Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868–1952), A Gray Day in the Bad Lands, 1905, plate 86 from the portfolio The North American Indian, volume 9, photogravure, gift of Henrietta E. Failing. MAY 1: JUDY BLUEHORSE SKELTON, INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE: RECLAIMING A POST-INDUSTRIAL … Continued
Family Tour: May Day and other Celebrations 12:30 pm
Family Tour: May Day and other Celebrations
May 1 @ 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: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
May 1 @ 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: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 3 @ 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.
Lecture: Listening With Ears, Eyes, and Heart: A Gateway to Artistic Value in Unknown Places 6:30 pm
Lecture: Listening With Ears, Eyes, and Heart: A Gateway to Artistic Value in Unknown Places
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lecture: Listening With Ears, Eyes, and Heart: A Gateway to Artistic Value in Unknown Places
This is a free event but tickets are limited so advance reservations are required. Please reserve online here. Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist who has exhibited and worked nationally and internationally. Lowe is best known for Project Row Houses, a community-based art … Continued
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Baby Morning: Spring Time 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Spring Time
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
On the first Thursday of each month, the Museum offers two opportunities for babies and their caregivers to enjoy art together. The groups will explore art with a docent for 45 minutes of slow looking in the galleries followed by … Continued
Baby Morning: Spring Time 11:00 am
Baby Morning: Spring Time
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
On the first Thursday of each month, the Museum offers two opportunities for babies and their caregivers to enjoy art together. The groups will explore art with a docent for 45 minutes of slow looking in the galleries followed by … Continued
Public Tour: Portraits 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Portraits
May 5 @ 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 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.   Thirst Thursday: Rental Sales Gallery Open House Have a beer on the house, browse artwork made by Oregon artists, and learn how … Continued
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Enjoy 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 … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 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: Slow Looking 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 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.
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Public Tour: Early Days of Modern Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Early Days of Modern Art
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.
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
May 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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Family Tour: Spring Time 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Spring Time
May 8 @ 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: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
May 8 @ 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
May 10 @ 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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Midday Art Break 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break
May 11 @ 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. Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Purchase tickets
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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 12 @ 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: Emily Nachison 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Emily Nachison
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Through sculptural objects and installation, Emily Nachison investigates the use of story and symbols to mythologize natural phenomena. Within her work, mythology, scientific history and New-Age idealism become starting points for an investigation into the creation of meaning and the … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 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: Slow Looking 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 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.
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MEMBER GUEST DAY 10:00 am
MEMBER GUEST DAY
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Share your love of art and the Museum with additional friends and family. 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Pink 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Pink
May 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.
Goodbye Kitties Performance: The Doubleclicks 2:00 pm
Goodbye Kitties Performance: The Doubleclicks
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Goodbye Kitties Performance: The Doubleclicks
In celebration of Carl Kahler’s My Wife’s Lovers, the Museum is hosted a series of “Caturday” pop-up events during March. From improv to expert discussions to original rap and cat poetry, we explored the curious intersection between cats and art. … Continued
Public Tour: Docent Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 14 @ 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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MEMBER GUEST DAY 10:00 am
MEMBER GUEST DAY
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Share your love of art and the Museum with additional friends and family. 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 … Continued
Miller Family Free Days 10:00 am
Miller Family Free Days
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In partnership with Art Museum Day (presented by the American Association of Art Museum Directors) and in concert with ICOM’s International Museum Day. Family programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and … Continued
Family Tour: Celebrations 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Celebrations
May 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Bring your family to explore the Museum with a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages. Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.
Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary
May 15 @ 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: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 17 @ 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.
Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Recital 7:00 pm
Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Recital @ Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Steven Brennfleck   Purchase tickets   A suggested donation of $20 will help us continue offering this annual recital series.
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Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Terri Warpinski 12:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Terri Warpinski
May 18 @ 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
May 19 @ 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. Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; lecture at 10:15am. This series is free for adults 62 and over.
Public Tour: Asian 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Enjoy 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 … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 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: Slow Looking 6:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 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.
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Public Tour: Impressionism 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Impressionism
May 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: Docent Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 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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Family Tour: Spring Time 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Spring Time
May 22 @ 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.
Lecture: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Fortunes of a Female Painter in Baroque Italy 2:00 pm
Lecture: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Fortunes of a Female Painter in Baroque Italy
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture: Artemisia Gentileschi: The Fortunes of a Female Painter in Baroque Italy
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–ca. 1656), Death of Cleopatra, ca. 1629, oil on canvas. Jesse Locker, Associate Professor of Art History, Portland State University Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–ca. 1656) is a rare example of a successful, independent female artist in the rough-and-tumble world … Continued
Public Tour: Asian 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian
May 22 @ 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: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 24 @ 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: Graphic Arts 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Graphic Arts
May 26 @ 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
May 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 … Continued
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Public Tour: Contemporary Art Across Cultures 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Art Across Cultures
May 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: Docent Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 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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Family Tour: Spring Time 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Spring Time
May 29 @ 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
May 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.
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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
May 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.
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