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Aug
17
Thu
Meditation Tour
Aug 17 @ 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.

Aug
18
Fri
$5 After 5
Aug 18 @ 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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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 18 @ 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.

Aug
19
Sat
Public Tour: Art and Vice
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
20
Sun
Miller Family Free Day: Exploring Architecture, Building Community
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Architectural rendering of a plywood pad
PlyPAD design by SERA Architects

Inspired by John Yeon and his innovative vision for Northwest architecture, landscape, and art, this day of free admission and programs encourages visitors to reflect on Portland’s built environment and some of the ways transitional/affordable shelter is being addressed by architects and housing advocates in our community. Join a tour of the wide-ranging Quest for Beauty exhibition, learn about the tiny house village movement in Portland with members from the Village Coalition, watch a sleeping pod take shape through the use of new open source CNC technology and learn more about the POD (Partners on Dwelling) Initiative of the Center for Public Interest Design at PSU, and, as a special treat, experience the joy and beauty of traditional Indian dance.

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

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon. Special thanks to the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University, Maslow CNC, SERA Architects, the City of Portland, and the Asian Art Council of the Portland Art Museum for sponsoring this event.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

{Plywood} POD Initiative design boards display

11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Upper courtyard
Take a close look at over a dozen designs for the {Plywood} POD Initiative submitted by a range of Portland architects. Leave your own tiny house or sleeping pod ideas on our community design board.

PlyPAD construction with SERA Architects + Maslow CNC

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lower courtyard
Meet the minds and makers behind the innovative and modular PlyPAD sleeping pod designed by SERA Architects and built with technology developed by Maslow CNC. Watch a PlyPAD come to life and learn more about how newly affordable CNC technology could mean new directions for “printing” affordable homes and tiny house villages.

My Meaning of Home

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lower courtyard
What does “home” mean to you? How might your definition be similar or different from others?  Read and leave a reflection at our community response wall by sharing thoughts with Village Coalition members on the many personal meanings of “home” and “house”.

The Village Model -Hazelnut Grove, R2DT, Dignity Village, Kenton Women’s Village, & New Villages

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Upper courtyard/outside sculpture cage glass panels
Learn more about how Portland’s tiny house village movement and grassroots advocacy organizations like the Village Coalition are providing a path forward with transitional and affordable housing and creating models other cities and towns might follow. Share ideas with Village Coalition members on plans for a new Veteran Village scheduled to open in Clackamas County in December 2017.

Family Tour: Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

12:30 p.m.
Meet in the Park Avenue lobby

Stories of Houselessness: A panel discussion led by members of the Village Coalition Speakers Bureau

1 – 2 p.m.
Stevens Conference Room
Members of the Village Coalition Speakers Bureau share their insights and personal stories on the benefits and challenges of the tiny house village movement to create community and provide transitional and affordable housing in ways that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for both individuals and the cities/neighborhoods they are located in.

A Celebration of Classical Indian Arts: Dance, Music, and Poetry Honoring John Yeon’s Collection of Indian Paintings

2 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium
Join us for a celebration of classical Indian arts! The Indian paintings in John Yeon’s collection are part of an artistic tradition that integrates visual art, dance, poetry, and music. This rich, cultural program is coordinated by Subashini Ganesan, Founder and Director of New Expressive Works and Artistic Director of Natya Leela Academy. Performers will include vocalist Mini Jairaj and mridangam player Hari as well as dancers from Natya Leela Academy, Anjali School of Dance, Nartana Kuchipudi, and Kalabharathi School of Dance.

Docent Tour: Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

3 p.m.
Meet in the Park Avenue lobby

Family Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 20 @ 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.

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

Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 20 @ 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.

Aug
22
Tue
Passport to East Asia: A Journey through Art & Culture @ Stevens Room, Portland Art Museum, and other locations
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE
China, Shaanxi province; Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang, Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art, no known copyright restrictions, 2004.114.10A-E]

The Portland Art Museum is proud to partner with the University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) and the Portland Japanese Garden to cosponsor a two-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators.

The workshop will feature: a gallery tour focused on Chinese Art, led by Maribeth Graybill, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art; a Japanese Art lecture by Akiko Walley, Professor of Japanese Art in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon; entry to the Portland Chinese Garden; and a half-day excursion at the Japanese Garden, during which Professor Walley will use attributes of the Garden to teach universal concepts in Japanese Art. The garden lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by Japanese multidisciplinary artist Mami Takahashi, Exhibition Manager at the Japanese Garden. The workshop will culminate with a roundtable discussion, in which participants will discuss how to utilize the workshop experiences in a variety of disciplines and classroom settings. The roundtable will be co-led by our UO CAPS Teacher Consultants, Katie Gillard, Art Teacher in the Beaverton School District, and Carrie Erickson, Art teacher at Mountain View High School (Bend). The workshop will provide inspiring and educational resources for teachers that can be applied in the classroom in a variety of contexts.

Free admission to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden, and Portland Chinese Garden included. Free access to K-12 East Asian curriculum units developed at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. Professional Development Units. Lunch provided.

Note: Each participant is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. We encourage you to do that ASAP if you need to stay overnight. Hotels in Portland get filled quickly and are more expensive during summer.

The deadline for priority registration is June 1, 2017. The number of available seats is limited and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online.

Questions? Contact the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies:
Yifang Zhang, Program Coordinator, 541-346-5088, yzhang1@uoregon.edu
Michelle Crowson, Outreach Assistant, 360-918-2421, mcrowson@uoregon.edu

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 22 @ 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.

Aug
23
Wed
Passport to East Asia: A Journey through Art & Culture @ Stevens Room, Portland Art Museum, and other locations
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE
China, Shaanxi province; Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang, Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art, no known copyright restrictions, 2004.114.10A-E]

The Portland Art Museum is proud to partner with the University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) and the Portland Japanese Garden to cosponsor a two-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators.

The workshop will feature: a gallery tour focused on Chinese Art, led by Maribeth Graybill, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art; a Japanese Art lecture by Akiko Walley, Professor of Japanese Art in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon; entry to the Portland Chinese Garden; and a half-day excursion at the Japanese Garden, during which Professor Walley will use attributes of the Garden to teach universal concepts in Japanese Art. The garden lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by Japanese multidisciplinary artist Mami Takahashi, Exhibition Manager at the Japanese Garden. The workshop will culminate with a roundtable discussion, in which participants will discuss how to utilize the workshop experiences in a variety of disciplines and classroom settings. The roundtable will be co-led by our UO CAPS Teacher Consultants, Katie Gillard, Art Teacher in the Beaverton School District, and Carrie Erickson, Art teacher at Mountain View High School (Bend). The workshop will provide inspiring and educational resources for teachers that can be applied in the classroom in a variety of contexts.

Free admission to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden, and Portland Chinese Garden included. Free access to K-12 East Asian curriculum units developed at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. Professional Development Units. Lunch provided.

Note: Each participant is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. We encourage you to do that ASAP if you need to stay overnight. Hotels in Portland get filled quickly and are more expensive during summer.

The deadline for priority registration is June 1, 2017. The number of available seats is limited and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online.

Questions? Contact the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies:
Yifang Zhang, Program Coordinator, 541-346-5088, yzhang1@uoregon.edu
Michelle Crowson, Outreach Assistant, 360-918-2421, mcrowson@uoregon.edu

Aug
24
Thu
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary
Aug 24 @ 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.

Lecture: John Yeon and the Museum
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Melinda McVay, Ph.D., Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas, Dallas

In addition to the homes John Yeon designed that helped define regional modernism in the Pacific Northwest, he also created pristine, serene environments for museums in Portland, San Francisco, and Kansas City. Art historian Melinda McVay’s talk examines this lesser-known aspect of Yeon’s work, in particular his interpretation of Asian architectural settings for museum displays.

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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Aug
25
Fri
$5 After 5
Aug 25 @ 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
Pop-up printmaking with Sam Hamilton
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sam Hamilton will print and give away copies of his project titled Letter to Kenny G with the hopes that viewers can participate in helping the artist disseminate this letter out into the world.

Presented as a free $5 After 5 event in celebration of APEX: Sam Hamilton, extended through October 22.
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 25 @ 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.

Aug
26
Sat
Public Tour: Glass in the Galleries
Aug 26 @ 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: Collection Highlights
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
27
Sun
Family Tour: Messages in Chinese Art
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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.