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Feb
26
Sun
Family Tour: Cranes, Dragons, Teddy Bears
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore Cranes, Dragons, and Teddy Bears 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.

In Dialogue: Art, Power, And Identity @ Millery Gallery, Mark Building
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In Dialogue is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The February seminar Navigating Identity: Youth Voice, Activism and the Power of Perspective will address some of the big ideas raised by the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art. We will explore how young activists approach identity with a new and alternative framework, in hopes of carving out a place for themselves among the overarching social constructs limiting their personhood. Drawing on examples of small, youth-led visual projects as well as historic instances of socially conscious activism within art, we will dive deeper into the meaning of identity, as it relates to each of us. This youth-focused, intergenerational discussion will force us to think of who we are, who we have been told to be, and how to create a space for who we want to be.

The seminar will be facilitated by Tyler White, a young, black, De La Salle North Catholic High School student, community organizer, blogger and cultural enthusiast. White has spent his last year interviewing Portlanders, exploring the nuances of gentrification and recently, producing a show with OPB, The Future of the American Dream. He formally holds the titles of Project Coordinator and Chief Blogger for the I Love This Place Project, Youth Outreach Coordinator for the CENTER (part of Catlin Gabel’s PLACE program), along with being a member of many other organizations and boards.

This series is co-sponsored by Portland State University–University Studies.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Educators, please enter the promo code EDUCATOR16 with Adult ticket type to receive your discount.

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Public Tour: Rodin
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Auguste Rodin, Fallen Caryatid with Urn
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Fallen Caryatid with Urn, modeled 1883, enlarged 1911-17; Musée Rodin cast 4 in 1982; Bronze; Coubertin Foundry; 45 1/4 x 36 3/4 x 31 1/8 in. Lent by Iris Cantor.

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.

Feb
28
Tue
Public Tour: European
Feb 28 @ 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.

Mar
2
Thu
Baby Morning: Portraits
Mar 2 @ 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: Rodin
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Auguste Rodin, Fallen Caryatid with Urn
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Fallen Caryatid with Urn, modeled 1883, enlarged 1911-17; Musée Rodin cast 4 in 1982; Bronze; Coubertin Foundry; 45 1/4 x 36 3/4 x 31 1/8 in. Lent by Iris Cantor.

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.

Free First Thursday
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 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.

Free First Thursday Gallery Talk: Arvie Smith
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program departs from the Museum’s Hoffman Lobby, near the Gift Shop

“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.

Related Program

Lecture: Almost Good Hair – Arvie Smith
Sunday, March 5, 2 – 3 p.m.

Mar
3
Fri
$5 After 5
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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.

Mar
4
Sat
Public Tour: Glass in the Galleries
Mar 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: Rodin
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Auguste Rodin, Fallen Caryatid with Urn
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Fallen Caryatid with Urn, modeled 1883, enlarged 1911-17; Musée Rodin cast 4 in 1982; Bronze; Coubertin Foundry; 45 1/4 x 36 3/4 x 31 1/8 in. Lent by Iris Cantor.

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.

Mar
5
Sun
Family Tour: I’m Ready for a Pet
Mar 5 @ 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.

Lecture: Almost Good Hair – Arvie Smith @ Whitsell Auditorium
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Arvie Smith – Dem Golden Slippers
Arvie Smith, Dem Golden Slippers, 2007, oil on linen, Gift of Donna Hammar, © Arvie Smith, 2010.80

“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; The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art; and Portland Art Museum.

Free admission. Enter promotional code FREE17 during checkout.

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Additional Program:

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

Public Tour: Photographic Exhibitions
Mar 5 @ 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.

Mar
7
Tue
Public Tour: American and Northwest
Mar 7 @ 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.

Mar
8
Wed
Midday Art Break
Mar 8 @ 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.

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Mar
9
Thu
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Mar 9 @ 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.

Galleries close at 4:30 p.m.
Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm

The Museum galleries will close at 4:30 p.m. to prepare for Members’ Night.