Design Week Portland: Envisioning the new Rothko Pavilion

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rendering of Rothko PavilionThe Portland Art Museum recently announced plans for a new Rothko Pavilion to connect building to building, the Museum to the community, and people to art and to each other. New public spaces deserve public input. For this night, we’ll live in the future, imagining what’s possible for this new space in our city.

We will kick off with short talks from civic thinkers about what’s happening now in Portland’s public spaces, then open up with activities for everyone to contribute. We’ll call this a workshop, but don’t expect Post-It notes. Get ready to be an abstract expressionist and engage in action. To stay inspired, we’ll snack on Rothko-inspired food and drink.

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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.