Five Buddhas Dinner

December 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Five Buddhas, unknown artist, 1725
Korea, unknown artist, Five Buddhas, 1725, ink and mineral pigments on hemp, Songgwangsa Temple; conserved by Robert and Sandra Mattielli

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Please join us for a special evening celebrating Korean art and culture. We will be honoring Robert and Sandra Mattielli, noted patrons of Korean art, for their role in conserving Five Buddhas, a rare and important Korean Buddhist icon that would otherwise have been lost to history. The forthcoming repatriation of the painting to Korea and its original owner, Songgwangsa Temple, marks a milestone in U.S.-Korea diplomatic relations. This event also symbolizes the Portland Art Museum’s commitment to both Korean art and the highest standards of stewarding masterworks of cultural heritage. The dinner will feature locally-sourced fresh ingredients, with salmon as the entrée, in a delicious menu created especially for this event by Artemis Foods. The program will include a special recognition of the Mattiellis by representatives from Songgwangsa, and a performance of traditional Korean dance.

The dinner will feature a Northwest-inspired menu created especially for this event by Artemis Foods.

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A special symposium on the Five Buddhas will take place at the Museum on December 3, 2016, 1–4 p.m.


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.