Art & Conversation

March 20, 2018 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building.

This month, we welcome guest speaker Manuel Padilla, Director of Portland Meet Portland and planning and program partner for the special exhibition Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013. Manuel Padilla holds a BA in Philosophy from Portland State University and an MA in peace, conflict, and development studies from the UNESCO chair for the Philosophy of Peace. He has done peace building and conflict transformation work with Refugees, IDP’s, and Immigrants in Washington D.C., Haiti, Chad, Cameroon, and Oregon. Manuel is passionate about creating opportunities and fostering dialogue for more just, vibrant, participatory, and integrated communities.

This series is free for adults 62 and over.

Art & Conversation 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.