Miller Family Free Day

August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bunky Echo-HawkIn celebration of the special exhibition Native Fashion Now, the Portland Art Museum partners with Nike N7 to bring celebrated artist, designer, writer, and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama) to create one of his eye-popping live art painting performances in the Museum courtyard.

Admission is free all day.

Additional events will include spoken word performances by The Sacred Poets of the Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA) and a poetry + letterpress intervention with artists Demian Diné Yazhi’ (Diné) and Tracy Schlapp of Cumbersome Multiples. Artist Skye Tafoya will lead a community painting project after the Bunky Echo-Hawk performance.

Schedule of Special Events

12:30 – 1 p.m.: The Sacred Poets – NAYA Youth Poetry Crew Performance (Lanie Grimm, Talise Mendoza-Green, Paulina Gutierrez, Young Woodley).
Location: Lower courtyard/top of Hoffman entrance steps

1 – 2 p.m.: Bunky Echo-Hawk Painting Performance
Location: Lower courtyard/top of Hoffman entrance steps

2 – 3:30 p.m.: Collaborative Community Painting Project led by artist Skye Tafoya
Location: Lower courtyard

2:30 – 4 p.m.: Letterpress & Poetry Intervention with artists Demian DinéYazhi’ and Tracy Schlapp of Cumbersome Multiples. Organized in connection with Dene bāhī Naabaahii on view in the Center for Contemporary Native Art.
Location: Stevens Room

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 Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.

Special thanks to the Nike N7 fund.


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.