Art & Conversation: Gods and Heroes – Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

June 18, 2015 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Portland Art Museum
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; lecture at 10:15 a.m. This series is free for adults 55 and over.

Join Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art, for an exploration of Gods and Heroes, a rich overview of masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, the original school of fine arts in Paris and a repository for work by Europe’s most renowned artists since the seventeenth century. The exhibition includes approximately 140 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from antiquity through the nineteenth century.


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.