Accessibility Community Dialogues

August 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Portland Art Museum wants to start an open discussion with Disabled and Deaf community members about the museum’s accessibility. To do this we have created an online survey and a series of community dialogues to take place in August. The survey and dialogue sessions will help guide the future of accessibility at the museum.

Take the Survey

This is a chance for Disabled and Deaf community members to share stories, suggestions, and perspectives. Start the survey now:

Come to a Community Dialogue

There will be two public community dialogues. One will be hosted at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus on August 1st and the other will be hosted at the Portland Art Museum on August 7th. Each session will last two hours and will be co-hosted with museum staff, volunteers, and Disabled community members.

Wednesday, August 1, 6-8 p.m.

Portland Community College – Southeast Campus, Community Hall Annex

Hourly parking permits can be purchased from kiosks on campus. The Southeast campus is served by TriMet bus lines 72 and 4. Campus map and accessible parking locations can be found online:

Tuesday, August 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Portland Art Museum, Mark Building
Trustee Room (4th floor)

Information about parking and public transportation can be found online:

RSVP not required. Send any questions to or call at 503-679-1090.


The museum hopes to provide meaningful access to allow the inclusion of as many people as possible. Each community dialogue will include ASL interpretation, amplification, assisted listening devices, video streaming, a relaxed meeting structure, a secondary low-stimulation and low-light quiet room, and wheelchair accessible meeting locations and bathrooms. These sessions are fragrance free, please do not wear scents such as essential oils, perfumes, or use scented shampoos prior to attending.

To request additional accommodations including language interpretation, please email or call 503-276-4328.


Accessibility Advisory Committee

Would you like to apply to join an Accessibility Advisory Committee at the Portland Art Museum? If so, please email Mike Murawski at or call 503-679-1090.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.