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Patron Society events are a wonderful way for Patrons to learn, share, socialize, and be inspired by a world of art. Members of the Patron Society are offered a host of exclusive opportunities throughout the year, including invitations to major exhibition openings, customized travel opportunities, behind-the-scenes private art viewings in the homes of local collectors, and much more. See below for a listing of recent and upcoming events.
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Upcoming Events


PatronEvents_Black_White_BallDecember 3, 2014

‘Tis the season! Join us at a festive holiday reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a special discount in the Museum Shop with complimentary gift wrapping.\

February 7, 2015


Annual Gala
Do not miss the highly anticipated gala celebrating the opening of Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945.


PatronEvents_ArtSalonArt Salons are a series of intimate, invitation-only events in the homes and privately-owned spaces of Portland’s collectors.


November 11, 2014

Enjoy an intimate dinner in the Museum galleries. Dine at a lavishly set table in the grand style of the 18th Century amongst Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen.
$500 per person and limited to 20 people per evening.

Recent Art Salons

2013 – Stunning art collection and waterfront home designed by Seattle architect Jim Olson.

2012 – Spectacular home and one of the most important private collections of Abstract Expressionism in Portland.

2011 – Internationally recognized collection of Chinese and monochrome porcelains and exquisite Chinese snuff bottles, along with major works by some of the Northwest’s most celebrated artists.

July 2011 – Spectacular home and renowned collection of international figures in the Art Glass movement.



PatronEvents_TravelDelve deep into the arts and culture of select destinations. Patron Society trips feature luxurious accommodations, private collection viewings, and behind-the-scenes access to museums, galleries, and other fascinating art destinations.


Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2014. These unforgettable trips will be packed with private collection tours and behind-the-scenes access to museums and galleries. Enjoy elegant accommodations, fine dining, and good company.

Recent Trips

2014 – Napa Valley, CA2013 – Houston, TX2012 – Philadelphia, PA

2011 – Dallas, TX

2010 – Chicago, IL

2009 – New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA


For more information about Patron Society events, please call the Museum’s development office at 503-276-4365.