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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.

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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.

Aug
29
Tue
Public Tour: Native American
Aug 29 @ 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
31
Thu
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 31 @ 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
1
Fri
$5 After 5
Sep 1 @ 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
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 1 @ 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
2
Sat
Public Tour: Living with Dying
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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.

Sep
3
Sun
Family Tour: NW Collection
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
5
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Sep 5 @ 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
6
Wed
Portland Opera 2018 Season Preview
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Program: Whitsell Auditorium,  Reception: Sculpture Mall

Portland Opera welcomes you to their 2018 Season Preview. Hosted by General Director Christopher Mattaliano, this special event will celebrate what’s next! You’ll learn more about Portland Opera’s 2018 season, and hear beautiful music selections from a few of the artists who have created an amazing season of epic stories.

Reception will follow in the Sculpture Garden with sweets, treats, bubbly, and live entertainment.

This event is open to the public, however RSVP is required for admission. Email your RSVP to events@portlandopera.org.