Patron Society Events

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

April 8, 2014

A behind the scenes glimpse at the Museum’s efforts to bring the upcoming exhibition The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden to Portland.

May 7, 2014

Enjoy conversation, lunch, and another look at Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music with Executive Director Brian Ferriso and Curator Dawson Carr, Ph.D., before the exhibition closes.

June 13, 2014

Preview The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden before it opens to the public at an exclusive day-time viewing for Patrons.

Scenes from Venice opening gala

June 2014

Chief Curator Bruce Guenther will discuss the Jesper Just video installation and other new contemporary works on view at an after-hours viewing and reception.

August 7, 2014

Celebrate The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden at an outdoor summer fête for Patrons and Sponsors.

October 1, 2014

Enjoy cocktails and dinner with the Museum’s Curators, and cast your vote for the artwork you think should become part of the collection at NEW for the WALL 2014.

October 18, 2014

Celebrate the openings of Treasures from the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Blue Sky at 40 at a private cocktail reception.

Scenes from 2013 New for the Wall


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

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.


Delve 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.


Travel to Napa Valley in the spring of 2014 or 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

2013 – Houston, TX

2012 – 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.

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.



Hours subject to change.
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Adult Group Tours $11 with

K–12 School Group Tours Free with

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