Talking About Cars: Jay Leno & Ken Gross

June 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Jay Leno, Comedian and automobile collector
Ken Gross, Guest Curator, The Shape of Speed

In celebration of our highly-anticipated special exhibition, The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942we welcome car collector and comedian Jay Leno to the Museum for a lively conversation with guest curator Ken Gross. Leno will discuss his private collection and the art of automobile collecting.

Food and drink available for purchase.

Ticket availability is limited; Advance purchase recommended.

General Admission – Sold Out

7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
General admission includes Jay Leno’s conversation with Ken Gross only. Food and drink will be available for purchase starting at 6:30 P.M.

Preferred Ticket – Sold Out

5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Includes refreshments, a private exhibition viewing with Jay Leno, and priority lecture seating.


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.

Ken Gross and Jay Leno in conversation.