Object Stories Community Opening

September 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Photograph of Object Stories participant
Photograph of Object Stories participant

Join Object Stories storytellers and distinguished guests as we celebrate the opening of our newest Object Stories exhibition – Igniting Voices.

There are barriers in our society that keep people of color, immigrant and refugee, low-income, women and transgender people, and people with disabilities marginalized. This exhibition shares the life and work of five social justice activists and advocates in the PNW. Whether it is within health care, transportation equity, reproductive rights, food security, or arts and culture, these activists and advocates work at different entry points. Their methods of activism portray the various ways that one can get involved with their community. Through personal stories and their related objects, Igniting Voices aims to dismantle barriers and inform, encourage, and inspire local citizens to share their own voices to create community inclusion.

This event begins in the Whitsell Auditorium and moves into the Object Stories gallery in the Main Museum, Lower Level.


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 access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.