Delve Readers Seminar

April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

To Think Things Through: Writers and Artists on the Human Experience

April 12 – May 17, 2018

Coleman Stevenson, Facilitator

The Museum once again partners with Literary Arts on their popular Delve Readers Seminars. To Think Things Through will meander through both the museum galleries and the pages of books, exploring commonalities in ways poets and visual artists re-create human experience. Participants will absorb their shared vocabulary through a multisensory examination of objects, images, and texts and through personal engagement with works in the Museum collections, as well as our own memories. Texts include work by National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty, plus an assortment of poems, short fiction, and essays by modern and contemporary writers.

Register through Literary Arts. Museum Members receive $10 off the $225 tuition fee. To register, please contact Dao Strom at or 503-227-2583.


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.