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Sep
18
Tue
Art & Conversation: Picturing Oregon
Sep 18 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Picturing Oregon

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building.

This month, Grace Kook-Anderson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, will present on Picturing Oregon, a special installation of work from the Museum’s collection celebrating the geographic diversity of Oregon and the range of artist interpretations it inspires.

This series is free for adults 62 and over and includes Museum admission.

Art & Conversation is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund.

Public Tour: Asian Art
Sep 18 @ 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.

Sep
19
Wed
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Charles Purvis
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Charles Purvis

Strange associations

 This talk is a presentation of work created in the studio. It falls in the category of still life yet is not primarily concerned with the natural depiction of objects or of objects as symbols. The intention is to strip away conventional meaning in favor of form by foregrounding strange associations and by replacing common orientational assumptions with structural innovations determined by the particular characteristics of the 4×5 camera, film, and light. The studio is seen as a liminal space of absolute potentiality. What is to be, must be created. Entering the studio becomes analogous to the experience of going within oneself to explore imagination, creativity and the feeling state.

About Charles Purvis

For many years Charles Purvis worked as a photographer in New York City creating groundbreaking imagery for a wide variety of internationally known clients. In addition to commercial assignments, Charles has created a large body of innovative work inspired by a relentless curiosity and desire to uncover the creative potential of camera, light and film.


Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.

Sep
20
Thu
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 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
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Please note there are no tours in August and December.

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

Enjoy 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.

Artist Talk: Veronica Arquilevich Guzman
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Veronica Arquilevich Guzman

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Veronica Arquilevich Guzman is a Mexican-born painter and ceramicist whose work is deeply inspired by her Mexican heritage as well as her experiences living in China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Italy, and the United States. Taking a spiritual view of the cosmos, she aims to reflect a deep interest in and appreciation of the natural world in her work and process.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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Sep
21
Fri
$5 After 5
Sep 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:

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 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.

Sep
22
Sat
Miller Family Free Day + Smithsonian Museum Day
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day + Smithsonian Museum Day

Free Museum admission.

Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs Performance
15-20 minute performances will take place in different galleries at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Organized in connection with BETWEEN and the larger exhibition series WE.CONSTRUCT.MARVELS.BETWEEN.MONUMENTS, the Portland Art Museum welcomes LA-based interdisciplinary artist and composer, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, for a series of in-gallery performances.  Pennypacker Riggs creates immersive public rituals with sculpture, video, costume, and collective performance. Her work confronts ancient archetypes, canonized heroic narratives, and mythological tropes to explore structures of power and the actions we can take – both as individuals and collectively – to destabilize real-life hegemonies. She leads Community Chorus, a resistance-themed, no-commitment chorus that sings at justice-themed rallies, marches, and events; is one half of the pop duo, Bouquet; and is the creator/composer of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice. She has presented her work at The Getty Center, Hammer Museum, MoCA LA, The Broad, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, deYoung Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

About We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments
We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. is a series of five exhibitions developed in partnership with artists and art collectives that will activate the gallery with visual art,  performance, screenings, and discussions. Organized by visiting artistic director Libby Werbel, the programming invites a range of emerging and established voices to ask questions about how the Museum can become more artist-centered and inclusive in its practices and become more critically engaged with a broader array of emerging and established artists in the region.

Programming support for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments presented in partnership with c3:initiative.

Public Tour: Impressionism
Sep 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.

Performance: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

15-20 minute performances will take place in different galleries at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

In honor of the theme Women Making History, and the Smithsonian free day We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. has invited artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs to create a site specific performance at PAM that will be taking place throughout the day in different galleries. LA-based interdisciplinary artist and composer, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs creates immersive public ritual with sculpture, video, costume, and collective performance. Her work confronts ancient archetypes, canonized heroic narratives, and mythological tropes to explore structures of power and the actions we can take – both as individuals and collectively – to destabilize real-life hegemonies. She leads Community Chorus, a resistance-themed, no-commitment chorus that sings at justice-themed rallies, marches, and events; is one half of the pop duo, Bouquet; and is the creator/composer of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice.

Pennypacker Riggs has presented her work at The Getty Center, Hammer Museum, MoCA LA, The Broad, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, deYoung Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments.

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 22 @ 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.

Sep
23
Sun
Family Tour: Representation vs. Abstraction
Sep 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.

Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Sep
25
Tue
Public Tour: Native American Art
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Thu
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art
Sep 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.

New Member Tour
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

New to the Museum and want to learn more? Explore the Museum galleries and learn from the guides who know it best! Join a Museum docent for a 45-minute tour experience with other members. These tours provide an introduction to the Museum and collections, along with fun stories and personal insights along the way.

Open to all membership levels. Advance tickets not required.

Sep
28
Fri
$5 After 5
Sep 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:

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

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 28 @ 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.