Miller Family Free Day

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Avel de Knight, The Rehearsal, 1955
Avel de Knight (American, 1923–1995), The Rehearsal, 1955, oil on canvas, 33 x 45 in. © Estate of Avel de Knight.

Join us for a fun day featuring student-driven programs in celebration of Constructing Identity and The HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts ShowcaseActivities include screenings of short films made by teens, art-making with students from Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School, a discussion led by high school student Tyler White in theConstructing Identity exhibition, and a jazz performance by the Beaumont Middle School Jazz Ambassadors.

An additional free day will take place on May 20 in celebration of Art Museum Day presented by AAMD.

Event Schedule

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Noon – 4 p.m.

Art-Making with Middle School Art Students from Boise-Eliot/Humboldt —Kinney Classroom

Noon – 2 p.m.

Screenings of selections from the Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest, a juried survey of work by regional teen lmmakers. Drop-in anytime. —Whitsell Auditorium

12:30 p.m.

Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing —Main lobby

1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Storytime with the Multnomah County Library —Floor 2, Modern & Contemporary Art Wing

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Student-led Discussion: Re-Constructing Identity: A Look at Circumstances that Shape Us with Tyler White, De La Salle North Catholic High School student —Constructing Identity Exhibition

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Performance by the Beaumont Middle School Jazz Ambassadors —Whitsell Auditorium

3 p.m.

Public Tour: Constructing Identity —Main lobby


Family Programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, and the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.


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.