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Feb
23
Fri
$5 After 5
Feb 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:

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Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Feb 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.

Feb
24
Sat
Public Tour: Contemporary Native American 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.

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Feb 24 @ 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
25
Sun
Family Tour: Picturing Oregon
Feb 25 @ 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 & Contemporary Art
Feb 25 @ 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
27
Tue
Public Tour: European Art
Feb 27 @ 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.

Mar
1
Thu
Baby Morning: Kingdom Animalia
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

We welcome babies and their caregivers for tea beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour will begin at roughly 10:30 a.m. or when we have a large enough group ready to go. The second tour will begin 45 minutes later, or when a second group is ready. No need to be “on time” for this informal program. Baby Morning’s home base remains open until 12:30 p.m. with toys, games, and books, providing a welcoming, accommodating space free of worries. Caregivers are also welcome to leave belongings here while on the tour. Carriers are recommended while in the galleries, but not required.

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Public Tour: Native American Art
Mar 1 @ 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.

construct. Opening Event
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
construct. Opening Event

Opening event for the second installment of the special exhibition We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments.

With performances by:

Wizard Apprentice
Wizard Apprentice is an independent singer-songwriter, electronic music producer, and motion graphics artist. As a highly-sensitive introvert, her multimedia projects are attempts to energetically battle an overwhelming world. Her music is a combination of lyrical precision; intentional, minimalistic composition; and technically-amateurish charm. she creates digitally-based media that takes advantage of accessible, user-friendly technology; allowing her to skip time-consuming learning curves and get straight to focusing on inventing personalized yet highly-relatable language for deeply subtle and internal experiences. She is not a gear-head, rather, a digital folk artist who vividly and simplistically expresses her inner world using resourcefulness and honesty. Her video work incorporates green screen graphics, digital puppetry, and minimalistic compositing to produce imagery that’s cerebral, psychedelic, campy, and hypnotic. She combines song and video to create multimedia live performances that explore intimate emotional themes ranging from the challenges/triumphs of being an empath to overstimulation in the Internet Age.

Wine and Coffee
Wine and Coffee is a hologram of a cafe as two young men.

Free First Thursday
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m

Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class

As part of the ongoing programming for We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments., Public Annex leads a monthly Contemporary Trends class, free and open to the public, at Portland Art Museum, exploring a different section of the Museum each month, creating a space for discovery and discussion amongst people who identify with and without disability. The program will take place on Free First Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m.

Please meet in the Hoffman Lobby (entrance near the Museum Shop).

Check back the week of for more info on the thematic focus for this month’s program.

Meditation Tour
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
2
Fri
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Mar 2 @ 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
3
Sat
Public Tour: Impressionism
Mar 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: Common Ground
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Common Ground

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 Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989 – 2013.

Mar
4
Sun
Family Tour: Bird Watching at the Museum
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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.

Mar
6
Tue
Museum Closed
Mar 6 all-day

The Museum will be closed Tuesday, March 6.

Mar
7
Wed
Lecture: The Rediscovery of PAM’s Egyptian Scarab Collection
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lecture: The Rediscovery of PAM's Egyptian Scarab Collection @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building

Lecture by John Sarr

The Portland Art Museum is home to more than 1,350 ancient Egyptian scarabs and amulets. Although the collection entered the Museum in 1929 and was partially on display until the mid-1980s, most of the objects were hidden away in the vault for decades, for the lack of expertise to catalogue them. Local Egyptologist John Sarr, who began investigating the scarabs in the 1990s, has just completed a year of intensive research on the scarabs. In this illustrated lecture, he will unpack the mysteries of these tiny works of art. Carved between 4800 and 2300 years ago, and usually smaller than one-inch long, scarabs were used during life as seals or amulets and in death as a means of securing an afterlife. They often bear motifs or inscriptions that reveal much of ancient Egyptian religious beliefs. Sarr is an independent scholar, writer, and teacher who has taught extensively on Ancient Egyptian culture and the hieroglyphic language. He is an active member of the American Research Center in Egypt and founding president of the Center’s Oregon chapter.

View the Gayer-Anderson Collection of Ancient Egyptian Scarabs and Seals online.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

Free and open to the public. Advance reservation is recommended and available online.

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