Concert: The Sun Ra Arkestra (Sold Out)


The Sun Ra Arkestra has been playing music since 1952. Originally led by Sun Ra, the 15-piece band is now headed by Marshall Allen, a founding member. Its music touches on many styles—big-band jazz, avant-garde, space chants, exotica, and more. A leading proponent of the Afrofuturism movement, the Arkestra puts on a legendary kaleidoscopic show incorporating dance, elaborate costumes, and light shows. This will be the Arkestra’s first performance in Portland since 1988 and is not to be missed.

The concert will take place in the Museum’s Kridel Grand Ballroom and is organized and presented in partnership with Mississippi Records. Entrance to the MONUMENTS. exhibition is included with ticket purchase and will be open from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Public programs for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. are presented in partnership with c3:initiative.


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 the lecture.
Please email 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.

Sun Ra in costume.