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Jun
19
Tue
Art & Conversation: Hannah Piper Burns
Jun 19 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Hannah Piper Burns

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, Portland-based artist Hannah Piper Burns will speak about her solo exhibition, now on view in the APEX exhibition space in the Museum’s Northwest art galleries.

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. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Jun
20
Wed
The Right Brain Initiative’s Imagine This! A Creativity Symposium for Educators
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day
The Right Brain Initiative's Imagine This! A Creativity Symposium for Educators @ Portland Art Museum and Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Education Center

The Right Brain Initiative invites educators to participate in three days of active learning hosted by the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Imagine This! helps classroom teachers, arts specialists, principals, curriculum directors and teaching artists deepen their ability to integrate the arts into the K-8 classroom setting and provide unique arts learning experiences for students.

The 2018 symposium theme is “Igniting Social Justice through the Arts, leading participants to explore how creative mediums can give a platform to those who are typically not heard. Symposium participants will join peers in the field, as well as local and national arts education leaders. They will choose from workshops, hands-on studio sessions and facilitated lesson planning sessions designed to provide tools participants can directly apply to their work in schools. 

The Right Brain Initiative, the arts integration catalyst of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, has received five awards from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its professional development program for teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists.

Further information and registration.

Photography Brown Bag Talk: Rebecca Akporiaye
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Rebecca Akporiaye

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.

In Case I Haven’t Told You

Rebecca is an artist who expresses her experiences through photography. Her book and presentation, In Case I Haven’t Told You, is a personal narrative that spans more than a decade of her work. Its chapters offer an exploration of memory and family, a testimony of living as a woman in the Middle East, and the experience of living through cancer treatments. The final chapter, War with My Father, is comprised of photos taken by the author using her father’s 1930’s Leica camera and loosely tracing his deployment in WWII and includes the original 1944-45 photos taken by her father using the same camera.

About Rebecca Akporiaye

Rebecca received her fine art degree from New Mexico Highland University in 1978 and her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2002. Her artistic endeavors include working in large scale fine art sculpture, fine art printing and publishing. She realized that individuals and organizations who have great visions sometimes lacked business proficiency. To meet this need she started a consultancy to help them with strategic planning, capacity building and fundraising. She is past president at Newspace Center for Photography and is currently serving on the board of the Portland Art Museum Photography Council. Her photography has been curated into many shows at locations including Lightbox Gallery, BlackBox Gallery, Lakewood Featured Art Show, and Photo Place, and has appeared in Diffusion Magazine, PrintedArt.com, and others.

Free to the public.

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

Midday Art Break: Richard Diebenkorn
Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Richard Diebenkorn

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, Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will discuss highlights from the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955.

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

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Jun
21
Thu
Public Tour: Photography
Jun 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.

Blind & Low Vision Tour
Jun 21 @ 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.

Meditation Tour
Jun 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: Amy Bernstein
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Amy Bernstein

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.

Hailing from Georgia, Amy Bernstein is an artist and writer who spends most of her time thinking about upending habits of color and linguistics and working on her dance moves. Her work is represented by Nationale and has been exhibited at The Art Gym, Littman Gallery at Portland State University, Car Hole Gallery, Worksound, and Carl & Sloan Contemporary.

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

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Jun
22
Fri
$5 After 5
Jun 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:

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Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jun 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.

Jun
23
Sat
Public Tour: Medium as Metaphor
Jun 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 Shape of Speed
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Jun
24
Sun
Streamlined Sundays: Motorcycles in the Park
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

In celebration of The Shape of Speed, and the first of three Streamlined Sundays, the Museum presents Motorcycles in the Park. Join us for a day of outdoor fun on the Park Blocks, plus gallery exploration and amazing motorcycles! Registration for bike showcase is open through June 12.

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Interested in showing off your ride? Submit a registration form for Motorcycles in the Park—when Portland Art Museum hosts a day of outdoor fun in celebration of our special exhibition The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930-1942. Accepted motorcycle entries will be showcased on the Park Blocks where visitors can learn from enthusiasts about motorcycle building and collecting.

Family Tour: The Stories We Tell
Jun 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: Diebenkorn
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Jun
26
Tue
Public Tour: American Art
Jun 26 @ 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.

Artist Talk: Stephanie Syjuco
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Stephanie Syjuco, Artist and Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of California at Berkeley

Stephanie Syjuco joins us for a talk as part of the installation of her work NotMoMA,  the first social-practice artwork to enter the Museum’s permanent collection and currently on view in Marvels. In her wider practice, Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Using collaborative cocreation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. This has included starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods, presenting parasitic art-counterfeiting events, and developing alternative vending economies. Her work was recently included in “New Photography: Being” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 2018) and “Public Knowledge,” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2018).

Public programs for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. are presented in partnership with c3:initiative.

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Jun
28
Thu
Public Tour: Native American Art
Jun 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
Jun 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.