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Oct
24
Tue
Public Tour: The Wyeths
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.

Oct
26
Thu
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary
Oct 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.

Oct
27
Fri
$5 After 5
Oct 27 @ 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.
  • Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
  • 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.

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Printmaking Pop-Up!
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
James McNeill Whistler, Billingsgate, 1859, etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Shrewsbury, public domain, 82.84.10
James McNeill Whistler, Billingsgate, 1859, etching and drypoint on cream laid paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Shrewsbury, public domain, 82.84.10

Watch and talk with printmaker Justin Lefor about the etching process as he preps and pulls prints in the Etchings of Whistler exhibition.

This program is part of the Museum’s $5 Friday programming. Admission to the Museum is just $5 for adults starting at 5 p.m. (Museum members and people 17 and under are always free).

Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sat
Public Tour: Hidden Secrets in Art
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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.

Oct
29
Sun
Family Tour: This Reminds Me Of…
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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.
Oct
31
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Oct 31 @ 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
2
Thu
Baby Morning: The Wonder of LAIKA
Nov 2 @ 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.

Session 1 Session 2
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.
Ella Hirsch Legacy Society Tour and Coffee
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a tour and hear inside reflections on The Wyeths: Three Generations with Docent and Ella Hirsch Legacy Society member Robert Trotman. Please join us for coffee after the tour.  RSVP online, or to julia.meskel@pam.org, or 503-276-4302.

Public Tour: Works on Paper
Nov 2 @ 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.

Free First Thursday
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Meditation Tour
Nov 2 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sat
Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

VIP Brewers Brunch*

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$40 General / $35 Museum Members
Be the first through the doors during this special VIP Brewers Brunch. Entry includes a hearty buffet brunch, early access to the beers/ciders, and a lively art/beer presentation from participating craft brewers and curators in a more intimate setting. Ticket also includes all benefits of General Admission. Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 each.
*NOTE: Brewers Brunch tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance by November 1st.

General Admission – Grand Tasting

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$25 General / $20 Museum Members
General Admission begins at 1 p.m. and includes Museum admission, a commemorative glass, an art/beer program booklet, and 10 tasting tokens (each token = one 3 ounce pour). Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 each.

NOTE: The beer tasting portion of the event is only open to those 21 and older. The Museum galleries are open to all ages ($19.99 general admission or free for Museum Members).

Pitchering Oregon logo

About the Event

The Portland Art Museum and artist Eric Steen present Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon, a statewide exploration of landscape, art, place, and history, through the lens of Oregon craft beer and cider making. Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon brings together a diverse lineup of 18 Oregon craft brewers paired with 18 artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection.

The selected artworks represent or evoke a range of Oregon landscapes including Greater Portland, the Coast, Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood, Central, Eastern, and Southern parts of the state. Brewers from each of these regions are creating one-of-a-kind beers inspired by the artists and the surrounding landscapes represented in their selected artworks. When experienced together, the beers will collectively create a drinkable portrait of one of the most geographically diverse and beautiful states in the U.S.

The event’s title is a play on words, and is presented in conjunction with the similarly titled exhibition Picturing Oregon, a rotating display of over 50 paintings and photographs showcasing the diversity of Oregon landscapes and places from the past 125 years. This exhibition is currently on view in the Northwest galleries.

In addition to the grand tasting, other General Admission activities include:

  • Informal brewer and curator chats alongside the featured artworks
  • Museum docent tours of beverage-themed art
  • A sensory/smell experience highlighting local/regional ingredients from around the state
  • Super 8 film processing demos using different types of beer led by the NW Film Center

Brewery & Artwork Pairings (By Region)

GREATER PORTLAND

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

CENTRAL OREGON

OREGON COAST

SOUTHERN OREGON

EASTERN OREGON

HOOD/GORGE

MAJOR SPONSORS

Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative logoOregon Beverage and Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), whose BottleDrop Redemption centers collect high volumes of recyclables throughout the state. OBRC’s new BottleDrop Refill program collects bottles for refill by Oregon brewers, offering an innovative, cost-effective solution to expand the beverage industry’s stewardship efforts and help sustain the environment Oregonians treasure.

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Nov
5
Sun
Family Tour: If This Piece Could Talk
Nov 5 @ 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 5 @ 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
7
Tue
Public Tour: Native American
Nov 7 @ 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
8
Wed
Midday Art Break: Representing
Nov 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
unknown photographer, Untitled (Snapshot of Four People Playing Up for the Camera), ca. 1945, gelatin silver print, Gift of Peter J. Cohen, no known copyright restrictions, 2017.26.4
unknown photographer, Untitled (Snapshot of Four People Playing Up for the Camera), ca. 1945, gelatin silver print, Gift of Peter J. Cohen, no known copyright restrictions, 2017.26.4

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, Julia Dolan, Ph. D., The Minor White Curator of Photography,  will discuss the exhibition, Representing: Vernacular Photographs Of, By, and For African Americans.

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.