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Family Tour: Fashion and Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Fashion and Art
Dec 1 @ 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.
Film + In Dialogue: Life and Debt 2:00 pm
Film + In Dialogue: Life and Debt
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In Dialogue facilitated by Dr. Roberta Hunte Dr. Roberta Hunte is an educator, facilitator, and cultural worker. She is an Assistant Professor in Child Youth and Family Studies and affiliate faculty in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies and Black Studies … Continued
Public Tour: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 1 @ 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.
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Baby Morning: Nature in Art 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Nature in Art
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
We welcome babies and their caregivers beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour begins at roughly 10:30 a.m., or when we have a large enough group ready to go. The second tour begins at 11 a.m. Baby Morning’s home base … Continued
Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 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.
Free First Thursday 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Dec 5 @ 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 … Continued
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POWER UP: LOVERULES 4:30 pm
POWER UP: LOVERULES
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
POWER UP: LOVERULES @ Stevens, Kinney, and all over the Museum
The Portland Art Museum is hosting the sixth annual event for LGBTQ2SIA+ youth and allies! Meet new people. Experience Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… Join a drag workshop with Carla Rossi. Design your own pride flags. Speak your truth at the … Continued
$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Dec 6 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Dec 6 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
Dec 7 @ 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: Northwest Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Northwest Art
Dec 7 @ 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.
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Family Tour: Where the Wild Things Are! 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Where the Wild Things Are!
Dec 8 @ 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: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 8 @ 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.
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Midday Art Break: Community Partners In Residence 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Community Partners In Residence
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Ella Ray, Kress Fellow & Community Partners Coordinator Take a break from your workday and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries. Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Program departs from … Continued
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 12 @ 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.
Rescheduled: Kimberly Drew 6:00 pm
Rescheduled: Kimberly Drew
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rescheduled: Kimberly Drew
This event has been rescheduled for January 9. View updated event. Kimberly Drew, Writer, Curator, Activist Join Kimberly Drew for a discussion of photography’s central role in Hank Willis Thomas’s work, and a consideration of the medium’s historical and new uses … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Dec 13 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Dec 13 @ 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.
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Miller Family Free Day: Hank Willis Thomas 10:00 am
Miller Family Free Day: Hank Willis Thomas
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day: Hank Willis Thomas
Join us for a range of community programs and activities highlighting themes related to Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…. Free admission to the galleries all day.  Free family and community programs are generously supported in part by Sharon … Continued
Film: Malcolm X: Make it Plain 1:30 pm
Film: Malcolm X: Make it Plain
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, artist Hank Willis Thomas has selected a wide-ranging series of films that grapple with mass media, race, and representation in the contemporary United States. See all films in the series. Free … Continued
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal… 3:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal…
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...
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 … Continued
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Family Tour: Where the Wild Things Are! 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Where the Wild Things Are!
Dec 15 @ 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.
Film: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs 2:00 pm
Film: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, artist Hank Willis Thomas has selected a wide-ranging series of films that grapple with mass media, race, and representation in the contemporary United States. See all films in the series. Free … Continued
Public Tour: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 15 @ 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.
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Art & Conversation: Conservation Projects at the Portland Art Museum 9:15 am
Art & Conversation: Conservation Projects at the Portland Art Museum
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Samantha Springer, Portland Art Museum Conservator Join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. and lecture at 10:15 a.m. This is a free program and everyone is … Continued
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Photography Brown Bag Talk: Brittney Cathey-Adams 12:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Brittney Cathey-Adams
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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 … Continued
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 19 @ 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.
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Dec 19 @ 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 … Continued
Artist Talk: Melanie Stevens 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Melanie Stevens
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Melanie Stevens
Melanie Stevens is an artist, illustrator, and writer. She is the creator of the graphic novel series WaterShed and is the co-founder of Nat Turner Project, a migratory gallery space that grants artists of color the freedom to create or … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Dec 20 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Dec 20 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Listening to Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Listening to Art
Dec 21 @ 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: All Things Being Equal… 3:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal…
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...
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 … Continued
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Family Tour: Let’s Imagine! 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Let’s Imagine!
Dec 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: Asian Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian Art
Dec 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.
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Museum Closed
Museum Closed
Dec 25 all-day
The Museum is closed Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 26 @ 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 5:30 pm
New Member Tour
Dec 26 @ 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 … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Dec 27 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Dec 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.
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Public Tour: New Year’s Resolutions 12:30 pm
Public Tour: New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 28 @ 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: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Dec 28 @ 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.
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Family Tour: New Year’s Resolutions 12:30 pm
Family Tour: New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 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.
Public Tour: Native American Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American Art
Dec 29 @ 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.
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