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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, supporting 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.

For more information, contact us at or 503-276-4365.


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!


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Young Patrons Executive Committee

Young Patrons is driven by a volunteer Executive Committee. The 14-member Executive Committee is open to any YP member and is responsible for planning year-round events, determining te group’s strategic direction, and voting on how YP’ supports the Museum. Executive Committee benefits include:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Voting privileges
  • Exclusive invitations to Executive Committee event meetings
  • Select gatherings with Museum Leadership

Contact us for more information about joining the Executive Committee.

Young Patrons Support

Young Patrons support exhibitions, educational programs, and art acquisitions through membership and events. Collectively, Young Patrons have the potential to make a significant impact on the Museum and its future. Recently, Young Patrons supported 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.

Young Patrons Events

Young Patrons members enjoy a year-round schedule of events; these include: 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.