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Feb
19
Tue
Art & Conversation: Three Masters of Abstraction
Feb 19 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Three Masters of Abstraction

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. in the Grand Ballroom, Mark Building.

This month, Irwin Lavenberg will discuss the special exhibition, Three Masters of Abstraction.

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: Memory Unearthed
Feb 19 @ 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.

Feb
20
Wed
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Hillary Clements Atiyeh
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Hillary Clements Atiyeh

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.

Arranging Chaos

Hillary Clements Atiyeh, a fine art nature and documentary photographer based in Portland Oregon, will share imagery that she has created over the course of the last three decades. She will discuss her creative journey through multiple photographic mediums and her evolution from the darkroom, alternative processes and into the digital realm.

Fascinated by the Earth and its creatures, Hillary has traveled extensively and feels passionate about photographing the natural world, its inhabitants and the relationship of humans to the environment. In spite of being raised in New York City she has always felt a strong connection with nature and the desire to explore the wilderness. She will discuss several bodies of work including images from her new series of multiple exposures called “Chaos Theory”, Underwater images from the series “In Hot Water” which were made at Breitenbush Hot Springs as well as photographs created from her time living there as a community member and workshop instructor. She will also show work from some of her adventures including an intimate journey down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.

About Hillary Clements Atiyeh

“From my perspective, life, art and nature are intertwined so a result I aspire to express that connection through my photographs. I engage in the art and process of photography because I love it, the relationship between art and science excites and inspires me. I let intuition be my guide, finding new ways to experiment and play, often abandoning rules, pushing my own boundaries while attempting to accentuate the positive in everything that I do.”

Hillary Clements Atiyeh has won several awards and has shared her work in both solo and group exhibitions around the globe including Spain, France, China, Guatemala and the United States. Her work has been included in National Geographic Traveler, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Burn Magazine, Black & White Magazine and several other print and online Publications. You can see a sample of her work at www.HillaryAtiyeh.com

Free to the public.

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

Feb
21
Thu
Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary Art
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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: Demian DinéYazhí
Feb 21 @ 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.

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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Feb
22
Fri
POWER UP: ReMapping for Revolution
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
POWER UP: ReMapping for Revolution @ Stevens, Kinney, and all over the Museum

The Portland Art Museum is hosting the fifth annual event for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies! Meet new people. Explore the exhibition the map is not the territory. Join a drag workshop with Carla Rossi. Create Gender Euphoria self-portraits. Speak your truth at the open mic. See films made by Northwest teens. Make art, make friends, and have fun!

Admission is FREE! Refreshments provided.

Middle school, high school, and college-age are all welcome. GSA/QSA advisors and teachers are welcome, too.

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The exhibition the map is not the territory contains a multimedia piece that visitors are invited to move through in the Sculpture Court between the two lobbies. The piece features moving images projected onto scrims, walls, and floors. The exhibition space has low lighting, and the projection features bright lights. It also contains a soundtrack with ambient sound. Staff are happy to assist and if you have questions before you visit, email access@pam.org or call 503-226-2811.

All-gender restrooms are located in the first-floor gift shop and on the fourth floor of the main museum building.

$5 After 5
Feb 22 @ 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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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
23
Sat
Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 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.

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Sun
Family Tour: I Spy Art
Feb 24 @ 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.

Lecture: Steven Young Lee
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Lecture: Steven Young Lee

Steven Young Lee’s artwork often considers his own experience navigating his Korean-American cross-cultural identity through the process of working in ceramics and building installations. In this talk, he will discuss his work and the creative process that brought about his current APEX exhibition at the Museum.

Presented in partnership with both the Asian Art Council and Northwest Art Council.

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Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Feb
26
Tue
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory

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 the map is not the territory.

Feb
28
Thu
Public Tour: American Art
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 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.

Mar
1
Fri
$5 After 5
Mar 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:

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

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Mar 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.

Mar
2
Sat
Finding Place: Art, Power, and Community
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Finding Place: Art, Power, and Community @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building, and Museum Galleries

A Gathering for Educators Across Disciplines

Experience the museum as a space of expression and understanding. Share resources and ideas with fellow educators. Create and interact with art. Address issues of place, belonging, and equity in education and art. Connect the exhibition the map is not the territory to your teaching practices. Celebrate the joy of learning.

Including an opening program with Natchee Blu Barnd (Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at Oregon State University) exploring key concepts from the exhibition the map is not the territory, including decolonization, place/displacement, belonging, Oregon and the Northwest; teacher-facilitated workshops; experiences in the galleries; and art-making.

Schedule

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Creating Land, Power, and Belonging with Natchee Blu Barnd, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at Oregon State University
This workshop will engage participants with interactive activities to better understand decolonization, land and displacement, and how to implement concrete strategies for the classroom. We will consider: How do race, indigeneity, and culture intersect with geography and belonging?  How can we use text, images, and symbols to address cultural biases and dominance via place?  How can teachers use our power and influence to create a culture of belonging through spatial awareness?

12:15 – 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 – 1:45 p.m.: Experience the map is not the territory exhibition

1:45 – 3 p.m.: Teacher-facilitated small-group workshops connecting ideas from Natchee Barnd’s workshop and the exhibition to teaching practices
*Note: Do you have an idea or activity relating to the program topics that you would like to facilitate? There will be opportunities to sign up to facilitate on the spot.

3 – 4 p.m.: Celebration and wrap up with art-making, music, and dance

This program is free for all educators and students. Lunch will be provided. PDU credits are available.

Space is limited. Registration required.

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The exhibition the map is not the territory contains a multimedia piece that visitors are invited to move through in the Sculpture Court between the two lobbies. The piece features moving images projected onto scrims, walls, and floors. The exhibition space has low lighting, and the projection features bright lights. It also contains a soundtrack with ambient sound. Staff are happy to assist and if you have questions before you visit, email access@pam.org or call 503-226-2811.

This program is part of the Teacher Leadership Initiative made possible through a generous grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.