Art & Conversation: Kingdom Animalia

February 20, 2018 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Beginning this month, join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph. D., Curator of Prints and Drawings, will discuss Kingdom Animalia, an exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection offering a 500-year sampling of the wide-ranging depiction of the kingdom Animalia in prints, drawings, and posters.

Please Note: This month’s program will take place entirely in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. and lecture at 10:15 a.m. Those attending the lecture are also welcome to explore the galleries after the talk. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.


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.

John James Audubon; John T. Bowen; Grey Fox, 1845
John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851); John T. Bowen (American, born England, 1801-1878), Grey Fox, from vol. 1, plate 21 of The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, 1845–48, 1845, hand–colored lithograph, Collection of Richard Louis Brown, public domain, L2017.92.2