About Young Patrons

Combining social gatherings with arts patronage, the Young Patrons (YP) of the Portland Art Museum are young professionals in their twenties to forties that benefit from insider access to the Museum and its collections, opportunities to support special programs and exhibitions, and connecting with those who share the same commitment and passion for the arts. Membership in Young Patrons is only $100 per year in addition to your Museum membership. Young Patrons enjoy all the benefits of their Museum membership plus those of YP.

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Young PatronS Membership $100

  • Invitations to exclusive curatorial, educational, and social events throughout the year
  • Leadership Opportunities for Young Patrons who choose to join YP’s Executive Committee
  • Networking, Networking, Networking!

How is Young Patrons organized?

Young Patrons is an affiliate group of the Portland Art Museum. YP is currently made up of 100+ members and is driven by a volunteer Executive Committee. The 14-member Executive Committee, which is open to any YP member, is responsible for planning year-round social, educational, and fundraising events. Executive Committee members also determine YP’s strategic direction and have voting privileges that determine how YP’s fundraising efforts support the Museum.Executive Committee benefits include:

  • Leadership opportunities to help shape Young Patrons and impact the Museum in a meaningful way
  • Voting privileges for Young Patrons programming and strategic direction
  • Exclusive invitations to Executive Committee events; including gallery nights and private meetings
  • Select opportunities to network with Museum Leadership

Contact us for more information about joining the Executive Committee.

How does Young Patrons support the Museum?

Throughout the year YP members raise money for the Museum with funding from dues, individuals gifts, and pledges. Fundraising is used to support exhibitions, educational programs, and art acquisitions. Collectively, Young Patrons have the potential to make a significant impact on the Museum and its future. Recently, Young Patrons sponsored a Japanese print for the Museum’s exhibition of The Artist’s Touch / The Craftsman’s Hand: Three Centuries of Japanese Prints from the Portland Art Museum.

What kinds of events does Young Patrons hold?

YP events are held throughout the year, and include their annual summer pARTy, winter holiday party, museum-wide scavenger hunt, painting parties, wine tastings, private docent or curator-led gallery tours, film screenings with the Northwest Film Center, and plenty of happy hours and social gatherings.

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 | Directions
503-226-2811 | General info
503-276-4249 | Membership

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Hours + General Admission

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
12 p.m.-5 p.m.


Seniors 55+, College Students
Children 17 and under

*Special exhibition and program fees may apply.



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