Photography Council

Created in 2001, the Photography Council is composed of photographers, collectors, and many with a desire to learn more about the art form. Members meet for talks and guided tours of the collection and Museum exhibitions, educational lectures with guest speakers, and visits to galleries and private collections. Photo sharing events occur annually. Using funds raised through membership dues, the Council members select photographs to add to the collection from proposals made by the Curator. All members are entitled to vote on these selections at an Annual Meeting and participate in the growth of the photography collection.

Membership Levels

Level Annual Fee
Member $100
Contributor $200
Advocate $500

Photography Council Brown Bag Series

The Photography Council’s Brown Bag Lunch Talks series brings Northwest photography luminaries to discuss their work and current issues in producing and collecting. The talks are open to the public and held on the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and sponsored by Pro Photo Supply/Canon.

May 21Jonathan Brand (Miller Room, Mark Building)
June 18Julie Keefe (Miller Room, Mark Building)
July 16Joni Kabana (Miller Room, Mark Building)
August 20Larry Clark (Miller Room, Mark Building)
September 17Ann Kendellen (Miller Room, Mark Building)


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10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Seniors 55+, College Students
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Special exhibition and program fees may apply.


The Museum will be closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 1).

Hours subject to change.
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Adult Group Tours $11 with

K–12 School Group Tours Free with

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