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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


Audrey Hepburn in “War and Peace” wearing a gown by Gattinoni featured in the exhibition “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945.” Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

February 6, 2015


Italian Style Opening Gala

Do not miss the highly anticipated gala celebrating the opening of Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945. Enjoy a private viewing of the exhibition followed by fine dining, dancing, and special musical performances.

This event is exclusive to Patron Society members and Exhibition Sponsors. For table sponsor opportunities, please call (503) 276-4365.




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


Recent Art Salons

2014 – Intimate dinner in the Museum galleries dining at a lavishly set table in the grand style of the 18th Century amongst Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen.

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, PA2011 – Dallas, TX2010 – Chicago, IL2009 – New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA


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