Historic Landmarks Commission approves Rothko Pavilion project

On March 11, the City of Portland’s Historic Landmark Commission approved the design of the Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion and renovation project to make art more accessible to all. The project includes the creation of a new, accessible central entry, connections between the two campus buildings at all levels, a vibrant new West Plaza,…
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Museum expansion and renovation project design evolves

The Rothko Pavilion and related renovation campaign continues to develop with the latest design direction to be presented at a joint meeting of the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission and the Design Commission in August. The Museum has spent the past several months revisiting the initial 2015 concept with the staff, board, and the Museum’s Accessibility…
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Cultural leader John Goodwin joins the Portland Art Museum

The Museum is pleased to announce John Goodwin as the new Major Gifts Officer. Goodwin joins the senior leadership team and takes on a role pivotal to the future of the Museum and region’s arts community. Goodwin will help spearhead fundraising for the Rothko Pavilion and associated renovations designed to make the 126-year-old museum more…
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Rothko Pavilion & Madison St. ordinance news

On December 13, 2017 the Portland City Council approved an ordinance change that will allow the Museum to take the next steps in the proposed Rothko Pavilion project. The vote marks an important milestone in a public process toward realizing an enclosed, accessible central entrance and free public space between our buildings that maintains free…
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Rothko Pavilion update

The Portland Art Museum has revised its plans for the Rothko Pavilion to better reflect and serve the community. Named for artist and former Portland resident, Mark Rothko the Pavilion will connect the Museum’s two buildings and ensure access for people of all ages and abilities. In response to public feedback, the Pavilion will welcome everyone, including individuals with bicycles or pets, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
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