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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Feb 2 @ 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: Bright Colors 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Bright Colors
Feb 4 @ 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: Bright Colors 11:00 am
Baby Morning: Bright Colors
Feb 4 @ 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: Modern & Contemporary 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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 Join us at the Rental Sales Gallery for a special Thirst Thursday edition celebrating the … Continued
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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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Contemporary Native Photographers: Member Preview Day 10:00 am
Contemporary Native Photographers: Member Preview Day
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Zig Jackson, Untitled, 1998, from the series Entering Zig’s Reservation, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist. See Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy before it opens to the public. This major exhibition will feature contemporary photographs by Native American … Continued
MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY 4:30 pm
MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Museum will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5.
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OPENS: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
OPENS: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 6 all-day
Zig Jackson, Untitled, 1998, from the series Entering Zig’s Reservation, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist. This major exhibition features contemporary photographs by Native American photographers Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star, and Will Wilson in dialogue with photographs from Edward … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Arts 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Arts
Feb 6 @ 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 Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 6 @ 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: Places 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Places
Feb 7 @ 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.
Conversation: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 2:00 pm
Conversation: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868–1952), Sunset on Puget Sound, 1898, plate 316 from the portfolio The North American Indian, volume 9, photogravure, gift of Henrietta E. Failing. Deana Dartt, Ph.D., Curator of Native American Art Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 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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Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 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.
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Midday Art Break 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Mike Murawski and Deana Dartt on The Center for Contemporary Native Art 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. … Continued
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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Feb 11 @ 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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MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY 4:30 pm
MUSEUM CLOSES EARLY
Feb 12 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Museum will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12.
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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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OPENS: 2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
OPENS: 2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Feb 13 all-day
Willem Volkersz, Vincent in Paris, 2013, neon, wood, acrylic, latex paint, and found objects, image courtesy of artist. The Museum’s fourth biennial awards exhibition, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2016 features eight outstanding artists including a two-person artist’s collaborative. Four of … Continued
Public Tour: Women in Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Women in Art
Feb 13 @ 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: Willem Volkersz 2:00 pm
CNAA Conversation: Willem Volkersz
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Willem Volkersz, Vincent in Paris, 2013, neon, wood, acrylic, latex paint, and found objects, image courtesy of artist. Willem Volkersz Join Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, as she brings together pairs of Contemporary Northwest … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Feb 13 @ 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: Look Again 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Look Again
Feb 14 @ 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: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 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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Public Tour: Docent Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Docent Highlights
Feb 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.
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Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Randy Olson 12:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Randy Olson
Feb 17 @ 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. Lecture by: Randy Olson Location: Miller Room, Mark Building Free to the public. Sponsored by … Continued
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Art & Conversation 9:15 am
Art & Conversation
Feb 18 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Contemporary Northwest Art Awards with Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art 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. … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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
Artist Talk: Ellen McFadden 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Ellen McFadden
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A former student of the Museum Art School, designer, educator, painter, and native Portlander Ellen McFadden is deeply influenced by Constructivist art. Her recent paintings, whose titles evoke regional Native tribes, locations, and terms, create tension and optical play through … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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: Drawing is Seeing 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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: Places 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Places
Feb 21 @ 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: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Feb 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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Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 23 @ 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: Asian 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 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: Sculpture and the Human Figure 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Sculpture and the Human Figure
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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: Travel the World 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Travel the World
Feb 28 @ 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: “Why Should There Not Be Many Schools of Photographic Art?” 2:00 pm
Lecture: “Why Should There Not Be Many Schools of Photographic Art?”
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Will WIlson (Diné, b. 1969), Nimkii Osawamick, Citizen of the Ojibwa First Nation, 2012, from the Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange, pigment print, image courtesy of the artist. Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography Rapidly changing artistic styles, … Continued
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Feb 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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