Miller Family Free Days

March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke, b. 1981), Untitled
Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke, b. 1981), Untitled

The Portland Art Museum joins institutions across the country to celebrate a special edition of the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live program. Held during Women’s History Month, the program encourages all people, and particularly women and girls of color, to explore their nation’s cultural institutions.

The Museum will be celebrating with family-friendly activities related to the special exhibition Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy. Additionally “Caturday” pop-up events are planned in conjunction with “the world’s greatest cat painting.”


Noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Join artist Wendy Red Star in making miniature Apsáalooke Elk Tooth Dresses or participate in her Restoring Radiance coloring project.

12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Wendy Red Star and her daughter chat in the galleries about how they work together and the design and making of Elk Tooth dresses.


10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
Here Kitty Kitty, a pop-up exhibition featuring the cats of the Portland Art Museum print collection.
2:00 & 3:00 p.m.- Remarks by Mary Weaver Chapin, Curator of Prints & Drawings

10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get your photo taken in our cat-themed photo booth

1:00 p.m. & 1:30 pm 
Performance by Moshow the Cat Rapper

2:30 p.m. 
Cat Chat with Oregon Humane Society cat expert Lynn Flory and Museum docent Diane Sagalowicz


12:30 p.m.: Contemporary Native Art
3:00 p.m.: Contemporary Northwest Art Awards


Family programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, and the Lamb Baldwin 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.