Object Stories Community Opening

March 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Object Stories storytellers and distinguished guests as we celebrate the opening of our newest Object Stories exhibition – Powerful Self: LGBTQIAS2+ Lives Today. This well-timed exhibition is the culmination of a conversational workshop between newly acquainted intergenerational persons from within Pacific Northwest LGBTQIA2S+ communities. Powerful Self showcases their personal objects and stories of resilience and joy in their pursuit to live as their most authentic selves.

What does LGBTQIA2S+ mean?
LGBTQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.

Special thanks to SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center), Emily Squires, and Paul Iarrobino for making this possible.


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.