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Nov
19
Sun
LAIKA Sundays: Coraline
Nov 19 all-day
Coraline (Film Still) – Coraline discovers the secret tunnel between the Real World and the Other World. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Film Still)
Coraline discovers the secret tunnel between the Real World and the Other World. CORALINE ©2009, 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.

November LAIKA Sunday schedule:

10:15–10:45 a.m. — LAIKA Insider Tour
Tour leaves from the Park Avenue Lobby
Mark Shapiro, LAIKA Marketing

11 a.m.–Noon — Panel Conversation #1: The Animators of LAIKA
Whitsell Auditorium
Sit down with a group of animators for a deep dive into their career paths, influences, and the LAIKA creative process.
Moderator: Brad Schiff (Animation Supervisor)
Animators: Rachelle Lambden, Jeff Riley, Jason Stalman, and Malcolm Lamont.

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.

SOLD OUT Noon–1:30 p.m. — Scratch, Paint, Animate: NWFC Workshop

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. — Panel Conversation #2: Coraline: The Genesis of a Studio
Whitsell Auditorium
Hear from members of the LAIKA creative team on the making of studio’s first film, Coraline, including the successes, challenges, and what it felt like at the time to be pushing stop motion animation in new directions.

12:30 p.m. — Docent-Guided Family Tour: Stories in Art- Connecting LAIKA to the PAM Collection
Tour leaves from the Park Avenue Lobby
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 – 2 p.m. — Up Close with LAIKA Puppets-Coraline
Whitsell Auditorium-Lobby
Stop by this informal meet-and-greet (and take photos) with puppets from Coraline.

2 p.m. — Coraline screening

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

PLEASE NOTE:
Admission: Except where noted, all LAIKA Sunday programs free with Museum admission. The Museum is 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.

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.
Nov
21
Tue
Public Tour: Photography
Nov 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.

Nov
23
Thu
Museum Closed
Nov 23 all-day

The Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.

Nov
24
Fri
$5 After 5
Nov 24 @ 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 and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • 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
Nov 24 @ 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
25
Sat
Public Tour: Women in Art
Nov 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: The Wyeths
Nov 25 @ 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.

Nov
26
Sun
Family Tour: What Happened Before/After
Nov 26 @ 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: LAIKA
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.
Nov
28
Tue
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary
Nov 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.

Nov
30
Thu
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Nov 30 @ 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.

Educator Workshop: The Poster Project
Nov 30 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Kuna artist, Child’s Mola Shirt, ca. 1970, Cotton and synthetic fabric, 20 x 23 inches, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2016.3.1
Kuna artist, Child’s Mola Shirt, ca. 1970, Cotton and synthetic fabric, 20 x 23 inches, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2016.3.1

Bridging the Museum and the Classroom

With generous support from the PGE Foundation, the Portland Art Museum has expanded the popular Poster Project and created eight, new, free posters this fall. Posters feature art across the Museum’s permanent collection by artists from Argentina, Syria, India, Oregon, and beyond. Join us for this workshop: Deepen your knowledge of the original works. Make connections to school tours. Learn strategies for teaching writing, science, critical thinking, and more through art. Take away activities, lessons, and posters—available free to all educators.

5:15 p.m. Refreshments in the Miller Gallery
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Teacher-led workshops
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Discussion in the galleries

Reserve tickets
Dec
1
Fri
$5 After 5
Dec 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:

  • Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • 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 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.

Dec
2
Sat
Public Tour: Gods and Deities of Asia
Dec 2 @ 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: LAIKA
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.
Dec
3
Sun
Family Tour: Tour the World
Dec 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.

Lecture: Dawoud Bey – Representing
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecture in Photography

Dawoud Bey, Distinguished College Artist and Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago

Join renowned photographer Dawoud Bey for a lecture celebrating the final day of Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans. Bey often works collaboratively to depict individuals and daily life within varied communities. Notable photographic series include Harlem USA (1975-1979) and a 15-year photographic study of adolescents. A graduate of Empire State College and Yale University School of Art, Bey is a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and his photographs have been exhibited and collected worldwide.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: The Wyeths
Dec 3 @ 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
5
Tue
Public Tour: Asian
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.