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Free First Thursday

Jul 11, 2024
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
Assistive listening devices General accessibility Sign Language


Come enjoy free Portland Art Museum admission for the community all day with Free First Thursday—offered this July on the second Thursday, July 11. Special exhibitions on view include the first free opportunity to experience Monet to Matisse: French Moderns and Pissarro to Picasso: Masterworks on Loan from the Kirkland Family Collection, in addition to Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks and Throughlines: Connections in the Collection.

Free First Thursdays at the Museum and PAM CUT’s Tomorrow Theater aligns with the revitalization of the long-standing Portland art galleries’ tradition of opening their doors for openings, receptions, and events on the first Thursday of each month. In recent months art and culture organizations have joined to bring back this popular activity, including the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education in the North Park Blocks.

Schedule of events

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Art and Conversation with curator with Lloyd DeWitt
  • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Heather Petrocelli and Becky Emmert bring Disability Pride month to life through zine making as community building in our Future Now exhibition.
  • 3:30 – 7 p.m. Shoe designer Liz Miller, invites visitors to create your own sneaker design on paper in textured rubbings and colored pencil in the activation space (lacing station) of Future Now.

Accessibility Information

  • American Sign Language/English Interpreters, automated real time captioning, and assistive listening devices will be available. 
  • All spaces are wheelchair accessible. 
  • Guiding and audio description available upon request. 
  • Please see our accessibility page for more information. For requests, please contact us at access@pam.org or leave a message at 503-276-4284.
  • Painting in the impressionist style with a house in front of a body of water.
    Free & discounted Lectures & talks
    General accessibility

    Jul 11, 2024

    1119 SW Park Ave

  • Photo of a blond man with aviator sunglasses on smiling
    Free & discounted Screenings & experiences Tomorrow Theater
    Gender neutral restrooms General accessibility Wheelchair accessible restrooms

    Jul 11, 2024

    3530 SE Division St.


Free First Thursday tickets can be reserved online one week in advance and are also available at the door. Tickets to Free First Thursday programs at the Tomorrow Theater are available online.

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

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