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Jan
17
Tue
Public Tour: European
Jan 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.

Jan
19
Thu
Art & Conversation
Jan 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. This month, master weaver Susan Pavel will discuss the third exhibition to be featured in the Center for Contemporary Native Art: Restoring the Breath—Sacred Relationship, which showcases the revitalization of Coast Salish fiber weaving through 40 years of master and apprentice relationships.

The exhibition is about restoring the breath of an ancient art form and honors the sacred relationship between humans and the natural world and between master and apprentice in the world of Coast Salish weaving. Four accomplished Salish weavers—Chepximiya Siyam (Janice M. George), Skwetsimeltxw (Willard “Buddy” Joseph), Quhla-ay-hlup (Misty Kalama-Archer), and Sa’hLa mitSa (Susan Pavel)—have come together to honor their master teacher Subiyay (Gerald Bruce Miller), known to his students as “Uncle.” Pavel has trained several women who now also apprentice others. Through the hands of only a few, the art practice of Salish weaving is now a thriving cultural art form. Through their work, the weavers and their apprentices celebrate interconnectedness as a source of great strength.

On January 28, Pavel will return to the Museum for her program Weaving Words, which is based on Coast Salish traditions and teachings and invites participants to weave a weft of yarn and share a story beckoning to be told.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; lecture at 10:15am. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Public Tour: Native American
Jan 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
Jan 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 third Thursday of each month.

Free for members and aides; $3 Museum admission fee for non-members. Guide dogs are welcome. For more information, please leave a message at 503-276-4290.

Meditation Tour
Jan 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 on the first and third Thursdays.

Jan
20
Fri
Members Preview – Rodin: The Human Experience
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rodin – Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler, 1909, Bronze, Overall: 18 x 13 1Ž2 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Be among the first to see Rodin: The Human Experience—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. Special exhibition galleries open only to Members during these special hours.

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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.

Jan
21
Sat
Public Tour: New Acquisitions by Women Artists
Jan 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: Rodin
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rodin – Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler, 1909, Bronze, Overall: 18 x 13 1/2 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

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.

Jan
22
Sun
Family Tour: Animals in Art
Jan 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.

In Dialogue: Art, Power, And Identity
Jan 22 @ 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. This seminar will investigate power and identity through the special exhibition Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop. Exploring both sacred and commercial texts, as well as commentary from times of radical institutional change, we will endeavor to reimagine the familiar in language and religion for the intertwined purposes of resistance and delight. For best results, bring a copy of a familiar sacred text, preferably encountered in childhood.

Seminar facilitator Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo is a poet, teacher, and the curator of Interfaith Muse, an events series that explores spiritual questions through civic dialogue and creative arts. She holds a Certificate in Contextual Theology and an MFA in Poetry, and served as an Episcopal school chaplain for nine years. In that role, she created extensive curricula on religion, social justice, and intercultural competency. Her poetry has been published in many literary journals including Fourteen Hills, Anglican Theological Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. She facilitates the conversation “In Good Faith” for the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

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

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Lecture: Experiencing Rodin
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

JOHN E. BUCHANAN JR. MEMORIAL LECTURE

JUDITH SOBOL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IRIS & B. GERALD CANTOR FOUNDATION

Sobol will tell the story of the creation of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor’s remarkable collection of work by Auguste Rodin, from its beginnings just after World War II to the 1990s, when it numbered an astounding 750 pieces of sculpture, letters, photographs, drawings, and other ephemera. She will also explore Rodin’s singular achievement in transforming traditional sculpture into modern sculpture and will explain Rodin’s influence on sculptors working today, 100 years after the death of the master.

Learn more about the Exhibition

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Public Tour: Cranes, Dragons, and Teddy Bears
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Miyamairi Kimono with Sea Bream Design
Miyamairi Kimono with Sea Bream Design, mid-19th century, asa with resist-dyed and hand-painted designs in yellow, indigo, and black, Marita and David Paly Collection.

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 Cranes, Dragons, and Teddy Bears.

Jan
24
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Jan 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.

Jan
26
Thu
Public Tour: Rodin
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rodin – Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler, 1909, Bronze, Overall: 18 x 13 1/2 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

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.

Jan
27
Fri
$5 After 5
Jan 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 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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Artist Talk: Dao Strom
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dao StromDao Strom is a writer and musician whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of two fiction books, Grass Roof, Tin Roof and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys. Her latest project is an experimental memoir, We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People, accompanied by a music album, East/West. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.

Portland Fine Print Fair: Benefit Preview @ Fields Ballroom
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Portland Fine Print Fair logo

Join us for a reception and exclusive preview of the prints for sale before Portland Fine Print Fair 2017 opens to the general public.

For one weekend only, browse and buy prints in the historic Fields Ballroom. Thousands of prints dating from 1500 to the present will be for sale from top art galleries from North America and Europe. These friendly and knowledgeable art dealers welcome your questions, offering an exciting opportunity for both novice and expert collectors to peruse and purchase original prints for their collections.

Advance Tickets:
$30 Museum Members
$40 General Public

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Night of the event: $50
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jan 27 @ 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.