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Dec
13
Wed
Midday Art Break: The Wyeths – Three Generations
Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries. This month, art historian Prudence Roberts will highlight objects featured in the special exhibition, The Wyeths: Three Generations.

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

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Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. Please email a request to access@pam.org 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.

Dec
14
Thu
Public Tour: Asian
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
15
Fri
$5 After 5
Dec 15 @ 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, wine, food, and music during Art Pub at the Café.
  • 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
Dec 15 @ 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.

Dec
16
Sat
Public Tour: Impressionism
Dec 16 @ 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: European
Dec 16 @ 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.

Dec
17
Sun
LAIKA Sundays: ParaNorman
Dec 17 all-day
ParaNorman (Film Still), Norman has a close scrape with a Zombie. PARANORMAN ©2012, LAIKA, LLC
ParaNorman (Film Still)
Norman has a close scrape with a Zombie. PARANORMAN ©2012, LAIKA, LLC

Join us on the third Sunday of each month between October and January for an immersive and family-friendly day of all things LAIKA Studios. Each Sunday will spotlight one of the four major LAIKA films, with opportunities to meet some of the incredible artists who make the magic happen. Get creative in an animation workshop at the Northwest Film Center, and end your visit by settling in to watch your favorite LAIKA films on the big screen, presented by Northwest Film Center.

December LAIKA Sunday schedule:

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. — LAIKA: An Insider’s Guide to the Exhibition
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Join Mark Shapiro (LAIKA Marketing) for an introduction to the LAIKA exhibition.  He will stick around to answer your questions in the exhibition.

11 – Noon — ParaNorman Featurettes & Short Films
Whitsell Auditorium
Join Mark Shapiro (LAIKA Marketing) for a fun and interactive look behind the scenes of ParaNorman, including featurettes, shorts and commercial content.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Make Your Own Thaumatrope
Stevens Room
Pop in to make a simple optical illusion or “wonder tuner” toy using cardboard, string, and your own twirling hands.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. — Conversation: ParaNorman: A Personal Story
Whitsell Auditorium
ParaNorman Writer/Director Chris Butler will share never-before-seen visuals and insights from the Oscar-nominated film, released in 2012.  Producer Arianne Sutner will join him on the stage.

12:30 p.m. — Portland Art Museum Docent-Guided Family Tour:  Stories in Art- Connecting LAIKA to the PAM Collection
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Every artwork tells a story. Join a Museum guide for an interactive exploration of the stories told by works in the PAM collection, and in Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

1:15-1:45 p.m. — ParaNorman: Puppet Meet & Greet
Whitsell Auditorium-Lobby
Stop by this informal meet-and-greet (and take photos) with puppets from ParaNorman.

2 p.m. — Film Screening: ParaNorman
Whitsell Auditorium
*Film only tickets can be purchased at the NWFC website.

PLEASE NOTE:
Admission: Except where noted, all LAIKA Sunday programs free with Museum admission. The Museum and programs are always free for Members and for youth 17 and under. Tours, panel discussions, and film screening are first come, first served. Please note there may be limited capacity.

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

This exhibition contains a zoetrope that produces a strobing effect and may trigger visitors with photosensitivity or epilepsy. Staff are happy to direct you to another entrance or answer questions.
Family Tour: Stories in Art
Dec 17 @ 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: The Wyeths
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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 Wyeths: Three Generations.

Dec
19
Tue
Public Tour: American/Northwest
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.

Dec
20
Wed
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Anne Marie Musselman
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Anne Marie Musselman

Free to the public.

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

Dec
21
Thu
Art & Conversation: LAIKA Studios Spotlight
Dec 21 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
The Boxtrolls (Film Still), A band of gurgling Boxtrolls. THE BOXTROLLS ©2014, BOXTROLLS, LLC
The Boxtrolls (Film Still)
A band of gurgling Boxtrolls.
THE BOXTROLLS ©2014, BOXTROLLS, LLC

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, bring your grandchildren for a special screening of the LAIKA film Boxtrolls. Admission for children 17 and under is always free. No grandchildren? No worries! This film is fun for all ages.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; film at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building. Those attending the film are also welcome to explore the galleries after the talk. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture. Please see a staff person at the program to request one. For additional requests, please email access@pam.org 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.

This exhibition contains a zoetrope that produces a strobing effect and may trigger visitors with photosensitivity or epilepsy. Staff are happy to direct you to another entrance or answer questions.
Public Tour: LAIKA
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

This exhibition contains a zoetrope that produces a strobing effect and may trigger visitors with photosensitivity or epilepsy. Staff are happy to direct you to another entrance or answer questions.
Meditation Tour
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meditation TourEnjoy 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: Renee Lopez
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Photo by Rose Leon
Photo by Rose Leon

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.

Originally from Central Washington (Yakima to be exact), Renee Lopez moved to Portland in 2006 to get a fresh start. In 2015, Miss Lopez became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, making good friends with Portland rapper Glenn Waco. This marked a shift from taking photographs as a hobby to using her camera as a tool of resistance, documenting injustices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Portland’s hip hop scene. In her recent work, Women of Color in PDX, she focuses on Portland-based women of color, promoting self-love and unity while pushing back on internalized misogyny through portraiture and story sharing. Miss Lopez has been told she has an eye for truly capturing people and who they are. “I just want to make a difference in someone’s life with my work, help people, tell their story.”

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

Purchase tickets
Dec
22
Fri
$5 After 5
Dec 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:

  • Beer, wine, food, and music during Art Pub at the Café.
  • 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
Dec 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.

Dec
23
Sat
Public Tour: Photography as Story
Dec 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: The Wyeths
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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 Wyeths: Three Generations.

Dec
24
Sun
Early Closure – 4 p.m.
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm

The Museum will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 24.