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Nov
13
Tue
Public Tour: Northwest Art
Nov 13 @ 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.

Performance: The White Elephant Archive
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performances will be held at The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

The White Elephant Archive, Setting No. 3 explores the legacy of the Holocaust from the perspective of the third generation living in Austria today. In this intensely personal, one-man production, Eduard Freudmann uses his family’s archive—which includes poems written by his grandfather while imprisoned in concentration camps—to explore his family’s silence about the Holocaust, and his own attempt to understand the burden of this legacy through art. Reflecting on the politics of Holocaust commemoration in Austria, and larger questions about how to speak of a horror once its witnesses are gone or silent, this production provides a rare and important glimpse into the experience of the third generation living in Europe, and the impact of trauma across generations. This performance is made possible by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria and Federal Chancellery of Austria and is a partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.  

Tickets for Portland Art Museum Members are $10 and available on the Oregon Jewish Museum website.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Nov
14
Wed
Midday Art Break: Poetic Imagination
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Poetic Imagination

Take a break from your workday and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.

This month, Maribeth Graybill, PhD, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will discuss the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Program departs from the Main Entrance Lobby.

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Performance: The White Elephant Archive
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performances will be held at The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

The White Elephant Archive, Setting No. 3 explores the legacy of the Holocaust from the perspective of the third generation living in Austria today. In this intensely personal, one-man production, Eduard Freudmann uses his family’s archive—which includes poems written by his grandfather while imprisoned in concentration camps—to explore his family’s silence about the Holocaust, and his own attempt to understand the burden of this legacy through art. Reflecting on the politics of Holocaust commemoration in Austria, and larger questions about how to speak of a horror once its witnesses are gone or silent, this production provides a rare and important glimpse into the experience of the third generation living in Europe, and the impact of trauma across generations. This performance is made possible by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria and Federal Chancellery of Austria and is a partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.  

Tickets for Portland Art Museum Members are $10 and available on the Oregon Jewish Museum website.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Nov
15
Thu
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

Blind & Low Vision Tour
Nov 15 @ 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.

Artist Talk: Demian DinéYazhí
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Demian DinéYazhí

Demian DinéYazhí is an Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). DinéYazhí grew up in the colonized border town of Gallup, New Mexico, and the evolution of their work has been influenced by ancestral ties to traditional Diné culture and ceremony, matrilineal upbringing, the sacredness of land, and the importance of intergenerational knowledge.

*This talk is on the 2nd Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

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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Nov
16
Fri
$5 After 5
Nov 16 @ 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.

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Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Public Tour: Slow Looking
Nov 16 @ 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.

Nov
17
Sat
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Miller Family Free Day: Poetic Imagination In Japanese Art
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day: Poetic Imagination In Japanese Art

The Museum celebrates a community free day as part of its Japanese Poetry, Art, & Culture Weekend Series. Spend some time going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art. The day will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and more.

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.

Nov
18
Sun
Family Tour: Every Picture Tells a Story
Nov 18 @ 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: Modern American Realism
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Nov
20
Tue
Art & Conversation: Poetic Imagination
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Poetic Imagination

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, Maribeth Graybill, PhD, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will discuss the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

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
Nov 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.

Nov
21
Wed
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Kelli Pennington
Nov 21 @ 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 Photo Supply.

Nov
22
Thu
Museum Closed
Nov 22 all-day

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov
23
Fri
$5 After 5
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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.