CANCELED – Mount St. Helens Institute Saturday

April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please note: This event has been canceled. Following the recommendations of public health authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Portland Art Museum has canceled all public programs between March 13 and April 8, 2020. Learn more.

On select Saturdays, join volunteers from the Mount St. Helens Institute as they bring their outdoor interpretation skills inside the museum for hands-on activities and informal gallery conversations that help bring to life the history, geology, and natural environment of Mount St. Helens without the drive to the mountain. In addition, MSHI volunteers and PAM docents will be available at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on these days to jointly introduce the Volcano! exhibition and offer insights to the art and science of the volcano.

Mount St. Helens Institute
We are excited to partner with the Mount St. Helens Institute on a series of programs, tours, and in-gallery experiences during the exhibition. Founded in 1996, the Mount St. Helens Institute connects people of all ages to Mount St. Helens and the natural world through educational programming designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation and understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s youngest and most active volcano. For more information on the organization, visit

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art


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.

Henk Pander, Eruption of Saint Helens from Cable Street, 1981.
Henk Pander (American, born The Netherlands, 1937), Eruption of Saint Helens from Cable Street, 1981 (a/k/a View of Portland), Oil on linen, 54 x 64 inches, City of Portland, courtesy of the Regional Arts and Culture Council.