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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Apr 1 @ 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
Cosmic Tavern 5:00 pm
Cosmic Tavern @ Art Pub
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cosmic Tavern @ Art Pub
Celebrate the closing of Paige Powell: The Ride and Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern with a special “Cosmic Tavern” edition of the Friday night Art Pub! Enjoy dayglo decor, all-vinyl DJ sets, art-making activities, and of course, pizza, beer, and wine.
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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.
CNAA Conversation: Akio Takamori & Helen O’Toole 2:00 pm
CNAA Conversation: Akio Takamori & Helen O’Toole
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Akio Takamori & Helen O’Toole Join Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, as she brings together pairs of Contemporary Northwest Art Award winners for a series of lively artist talks mixed with intimate small group … Continued
Public Tour: Docent Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Apr 2 @ 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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Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations 10:30 am
Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations
Apr 3 @ 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. APRIL 3: FRANK POMMERSHEIM, THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY The doctrine … Continued
Family Tour: Elements in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Elements in Art
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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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The Heart of Portland: PPS K-12 Arts Showcase 6:30 pm
The Heart of Portland: PPS K-12 Arts Showcase @ Fields Ballroom, Mark Building
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Heart of Portland: PPS K-12 Arts Showcase @ Fields Ballroom, Mark Building
Portland Public Schools hosts the second annual  The HEART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase that will kickoff on Monday, April 4th at the Portland Art Museum Mark Building. As a thank you to taxpayers for their support of the Arts Tax, this year’s … Continued
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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Apr 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.
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Baby Morning: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Apr 7 @ 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: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 11:00 am
Baby Morning: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Apr 7 @ 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: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Apr 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.
Free First Thursday 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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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Artist Project: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) 12:00 pm
Artist Project: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) @ Museum Courtyard
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Artist Project: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) @ Museum Courtyard
All portrait sessions are filled.  Will Wilson brings his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) to Portland. Using a large-format camera and historic wet-plate collodion process, Wilson will invite a cross section of Museum visitors, indigenous artists, and youth to engage … Continued
$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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.
Resurgency- A Poetry Reading 6:30 pm
Resurgency- A Poetry Reading
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A poetry reading devoted to reclaiming colonized lands, identities, cultural (mis)representations, gender constructions, and lost connections to ancestry. Join Demian DinéYazhi’, Melissa Bennett, & Manuel Arturo Abreu as they transmit autonomy through the oral art of poetry in their ongoing … Continued
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Artist Project: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) 10:00 am
Artist Project: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) @ Museum Courtyard
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Artist Project: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) @ Museum Courtyard
All portrait sessions are filled.  Will Wilson brings his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) to Portland. Using a large-format camera and historic wet-plate collodion process, Wilson will invite a cross section of Museum visitors, indigenous artists, and youth to engage … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 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.
Slow Art Day 2016 12:30 pm
Slow Art Day 2016
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for docent-led tours that encourage you to reflect, share, write, draw, and experience works of art slowly. Groups will meet in the Park Avenue Lobby before heading into the galleries for an hour. We invite you to join … Continued
Gallery Talk: Kali Spitzer 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Kali Spitzer
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Kali Spitzer
Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena; Canadian, b. 1987), Sasha LaPoint II, 2014, image courtesy of artist. Join Kali Spitzer for a conversation on her installation in the Center for Contemporary Native Art. She will be joined by artist Will Wilson, with … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 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.
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Family Tour: Storytime 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Storytime
Apr 10 @ 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: Will Wilson: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) 2:00 pm
Lecture: Will Wilson: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture: Will Wilson: Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)
In his provocative work, Diné (Navajo) artist Will Wilson investigates the historical relationship of photography to the colonization of Native Americans.  Wilson will discuss his ongoing photographic performance series Critical Indigenous Photograph Exchange (CIPX), which among other things challenges Edward … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Apr 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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Public Tour: Native American 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American
Apr 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.
Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Recital 7:00 pm
Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Recital @ Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Felicia Moore and Aaron Short   Purchase tickets   A suggested donation of $20 will help us continue offering this annual recital series.
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Midday Art Break: Deana Dartt 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Deana Dartt
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Deana Dartt on Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy. 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 … Continued
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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Apr 14 @ 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.
CANCELLED: Artist Talk – Modou Dieng 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: Artist Talk – Modou Dieng
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UPDATE: This month’s Artist Talk has been cancelled. Please check out next month’s Artist Talk with Emily Nachison on May 12. Modou Dieng is a multidisciplinary artist whose work—ranging from murals to installations—incorporates painting, photography, and domestic objects. His work … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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: Contemporary Art Across Cultures 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Art Across Cultures
Apr 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.
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Apr 16 @ 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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Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations 10:30 am
Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations
Apr 17 @ 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. APRIL 17: GRACE L. DILLON, CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART AND INDIGENOUS … Continued
Family Tour: Elements in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Elements in Art
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 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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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Apr 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.
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Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Robert Tomlinson 12:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Robert Tomlinson
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Robert Tomlinson
Photograph by Kerry Davis 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 … Continued
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Art & Conversation 9:15 am
Art & Conversation
Apr 21 @ 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: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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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Indigenous Art and Comedy Night 4:00 pm
Indigenous Art and Comedy Night
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
See art. Make art. Laugh—a lot. The Portland Art Museum welcomes students and community members to visit the Museum and join in artist-led activities. Weave, make prints, take photos, share stories. Enjoy food and friends. At 7:00, see the 1491s … Continued
$5 After 5 – Design Week Open House 5:00 pm
$5 After 5 – Design Week Open House
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Special Design Week Edition: Explore works from the Modern and Contemporary wing through the lens of design. See how the museum is working with digital design partners and teens to promote digital design. Take a few minutes in the Northwest … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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.
1491s: Sketch Comedy Performance (New Date) 7:00 pm
1491s: Sketch Comedy Performance (New Date)
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1491s: Sketch Comedy Performance (New Date)
Please note this event was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 23.  The 1491s are a self-described “gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire.” Admired by fans for poking fun at stereotypes … Continued
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Public Tour: Landscape 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Landscape
Apr 23 @ 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.
CNAA Conversation: Lead Pencil Studio & Victoria Haven 2:00 pm
CNAA Conversation: Lead Pencil Studio & Victoria Haven
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lead Pencil Studio & Victoria Haven Join Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, as she brings together pairs of Contemporary Northwest Art Award winners for a series of lively artist talks mixed with intimate small … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Apr 23 @ 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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Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations 10:30 am
Seminar: In Dialogue with Native Identities and Representations
Apr 24 @ 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. APRIL 24: ROBEN WHITE, WHO CONTROLS THE NARRATIVE?: VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS … Continued
Family Tour: Storytime 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Storytime
Apr 24 @ 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: Docent Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Apr 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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Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Apr 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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Public Tour: Graphic Arts 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Graphic Arts
Apr 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.
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$5 After 5
Tonight only! Join us for a letterpress demonstration in celebration of the final weeks of My Wife’s Lovers. Learn about letterpress technique, and take home a postcard. $5 Museum admission after 5 p.m. Every Friday evening, we invite you to … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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: Psychology of Perception 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Psychology of Perception
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.
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Apr 30 @ 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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