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Jul
20
Thu
Art & Conversation – DATE CHANGE
Jul 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Please note, this month’s Art & Conversation has been moved to the fourth Thursday in July. The entire program will take place in the Fields Ballroom in the Museum’s Mark Building. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more details, please visit the July 27th calendar page.

Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Blind & Low Vision Tour
Jul 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours for blind and low vision visitors feature vivid descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, with detailed historical information and tactile examples.

Tours begin at 2:30 on the third Thursday of each month.

Free for members and aides; $3 Museum admission fee for non-members. Guide dogs are welcome. For more information, please leave a message at 503-276-4290.

Meditation Tour
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meditation TourEnjoy a slow looking tour experience and object focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused breathing and simple poses the museum encourages visitors to meditate in the galleries twice a month on the first and third Thursdays.

Jul
21
Fri
Pop-Up Portrait Drawing
Jul 21 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fruits of the Sun models holding portraitsFruits of the sun (for all the unknowns) 

A project by artist Jennifer J. Woodward

NW galleries on the 4th floor

At the pop-up portrait drawing session on July 21, from 3:30-7:30 p.m., the public is invited to sign-up as live models. Over 4 hours, artist Jennifer J. Woodward will create 10 portraits on site in the NW galleries on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. You are welcome to come and observe and/or sign-up to be a model. Advance sign-up times are available via the project blog at http://fruitsofthesun.com/. Updates about the drawing sessions and thoughts about the project are also available on the blog.

This is one of several pop-up portrait drawing events that Jenn will conduct throughout the summer, culminating in a series of 100 portraits on paper. You can view all of the portraits for a 1 night pop-up exhibition in the Museum’s courtyard on Thursday August 3rd, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The drawings will be made on handmade paper embedded with various types of seeds at the Pulp & Deckle studio. After the drawings are exhibited they will go to locations around Portland to be planted where the paper will act as fertilizer for the seeds, and the drawings will decay, giving life to edible and flowering plants that will bloom.

Fruits of the Sun is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council via a 2017 Project Grant.

$5 After 5
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 Museum admission after 5 p.m.

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.!

Here’s what we have in store:

  • Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
  • Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
  • Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
  • Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

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Rental Sales Gallery: Summer New Artist Show
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet new gallery artists and enjoy refreshments as you browse works in all media for sale or rent.

The Rental Sales Gallery is located across the street from the Museum at 1237 SW 10th Ave. Free admission.

rentalsalesgallery.com

Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jul
22
Sat
Public Tour: The 3 R’s: Rascals, Rebels, and Rogues
Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Jul
23
Sun
Family Tour: You’re Going to Wear That?
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Lecture: Remembering John Yeon
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Portrait of John Yeon by John Hinchliff, 1977; John Yeon Archive
Portrait of John Yeon by John Hinchliff, 1977; John Yeon Archive

Richard Louis Brown

Visionary architect, conservationist, and collector John Yeon was a passionate advocate for causes he believed in, yet in private he was soft-spoken and courtly, with a sly wit and magnetic presence. Richard Louis Brown, Yeon’s companion for nearly 30 years, will share stories that illuminate the life and work of one of Oregon’s most original personalities.

Presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

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Public Tour: American/Northwest
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jul
25
Tue
Chamber Music Northwest Community Concert
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Imani WindsTaking inspiration from the work featured in the Museum’s exhibitions of Jennifer Steinkamp and a retrospective on architect John Yeon, Chamber Music Northwest presents the Grammy nominated Imani Winds as part of its 2017 Summer Festival. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, Imani Winds enriches the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibitions of video work by Jennifer Steinkamp (on view July 8 – September 17, 2017) and the work of John Yeon (on view May 13 – September 3, 2017).

Interested in bringing a camp or student group? Please pre-register by Wednesday, July 19 by emailing education@pam.org with your organization name, number of students and adults, and contact name and phone number for your group leader.

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jul
27
Thu
Art & Conversation
Jul 27 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Meiping (Plum Vase) with Lotus Scroll Design, 15th century, Porcelain with cobalt blue design painted under transparent glaze and overglaze yellow enamel, Lent by Richard Louis Brown
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Meiping (Plum Vase) with Lotus Scroll Design, 15th century, Porcelain with cobalt blue design painted under transparent glaze and overglaze yellow enamel, Lent by Richard Louis Brown

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will highlight objects from the collection of the architect and conservationist John Yeon featured in the special exhibition, Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

PLEASE NOTE: This month, the entire program will take place in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; lecture at 10:15am in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building. Those attending the lecture are also welcome to explore the galleries after the talk. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Public Tour: Native American
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jul
28
Fri
$5 After 5
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 Museum admission after 5 p.m.

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.!

Here’s what we have in store:

  • Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
  • Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
  • Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
  • Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Jul
29
Sat
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.