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The Portland Art Museum and its donors are committed to making the Museum a resource for all. Learn about our Admission Access Programs.
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Baby Morning: Native American Art 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Native American Art
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
We welcome babies and their caregivers beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour begins at roughly 10:30 a.m., or when we have a large enough group ready to go. The second tour begins at 11 a.m. Baby Morning’s home base … Continued
Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 3 @ 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 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
Oct 3 @ 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 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Oct 3 @ 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 … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Oct 4 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct 4 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Listening to Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Listening to Art
Oct 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: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 5 @ 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.
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Family Tour: Mythology in the Museum 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Mythology in the Museum
Oct 6 @ 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: Native American Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American Art
Oct 6 @ 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.
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Midday Art Break: Conservation at the Portland Art Museum 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Conservation at the Portland Art Museum
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Samantha Springer, Portland Art Museum Conservator Take a break from your workday and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries. Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Program departs from the Main … Continued
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 10 @ 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.
Live Stream: Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation 6:00 pm
Live Stream: Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Live Stream: Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation @ Whitsell Auditorium
Join us for a free live stream of the sold out event taking place in the Fields Ballroom. Dr. Derrais Carter, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona Danielle McCoy, Wieden + Kennedy Ragen Fykes, Wieden + Kennedy … Continued
SOLD OUT – Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation 6:00 pm
SOLD OUT – Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SOLD OUT - Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation
This event is sold out. Reserve a ticket to the Live Stream event happening in the Whitsell Auditorium.  Dr. Derrais Carter, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona Danielle McCoy, Wieden + Kennedy Ragen Fykes, … Continued
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Hank Willis Thomas Members Preview 12:00 pm
Hank Willis Thomas Members Preview
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hank Willis Thomas Members Preview
Museum Members can view Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… one day early! No advance ticketing required.  Not a member? Join here!
$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Oct 11 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct 11 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Northwest Artists 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Northwest Artists
Oct 12 @ 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: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 12 @ 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.
Opening celebration of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… 5:00 pm
Opening celebration of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm
Opening celebration of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…
This event is SOLD OUT. Join us for the national premiere of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… With guest of honor Hank Willis Thomas 5 p.m. Benefit Dinner 8:30 p.m. Opening Party featuring The Jillionaire (Must be 21+ to attend) … Continued
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Family Tour: Fashion and Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Fashion and Art
Oct 13 @ 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.
Film: They Live 2:00 pm
Film: They Live
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, artist Hank Willis Thomas has selected a wide-ranging series of films that grapple with mass media, race, and representation in the contemporary United States. See all films in the series. Free … Continued
Public Tour: Asian Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian Art
Oct 13 @ 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.
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Art & Conversation – Apex: Laura Fritz 10:15 am
Art & Conversation – Apex: Laura Fritz
Oct 15 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation - Apex: Laura Fritz @ Whitsell Auditorium
Laura Fritz, Artist Join Portland-based artist, Laura Fritz, for a talk about her work that is currently on view in the Apex exhibition series.  Working closely with the architectural space that APEX inhabits, Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based … Continued
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Photography Brown Bag Talk: Cathy Cheney 12:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Cathy Cheney
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro … Continued
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 17 @ 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.
Evening for Educators: Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… 5:30 pm
Evening for Educators: Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening for Educators: Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building
Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, and collaborative public art projects, he invites us to consider the role of popular culture … Continued
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Oct 17 @ 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 … Continued
Artist Talk: Sharyll Burroughs 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sharyll Burroughs
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sharyll Burroughs
Sharyll Burroughs is a multidisciplinary artist and dialogue facilitator who is interested in transcending conventional beliefs about what identity means. She utilizes Buddhism, along with the practice of self-inquiry, to explore identity beyond racial, cultural, and societal definitions, an unorthodox … Continued
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Getting a Feel for Art: Tactile Art Pop-Up Gallery 12:00 pm
Getting a Feel for Art: Tactile Art Pop-Up Gallery
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Getting a Feel for Art: Tactile Art Pop-Up Gallery @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building
Experience the tactile art of local blind, partially sighted, and sighted artists. Art on display will include scenes and images made from reclaimed wood, wood turned objects, encaustic paintings, hand woven articles, sculptures made from a variety of materials, and … Continued
$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Oct 18 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct 18 @ 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.
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Rental Sales Gallery Fall Show & Anniversary Celebration 12:00 pm
Rental Sales Gallery Fall Show & Anniversary Celebration
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, October 19, noon to 7 p.m., for our special Fall Show Launch and Diamond Celebration event, where we will showcase more than 200 new pieces of art by our talented member artists. Visit the Rental Sales … Continued
Public Tour: Mindfulness in the Museum 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Mindfulness in the Museum
Oct 19 @ 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: All Things Being Equal… 3:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal…
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...
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 … Continued
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Family Tour: Drawing is Seeing 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Drawing is Seeing
Oct 20 @ 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.
Asian Art in Portland: Past and Future 2:00 pm
Asian Art in Portland: Past and Future
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Asian Art in Portland: Past and Future
Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art Dr. Graybill looks back at 12 years of curating Asian Art at the Museum, reflecting on key moments. She will share her favorite acquisitions and memories of special … Continued
Public Tour: Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 20 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights
Oct 24 @ 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 5:30 pm
New Member Tour
Oct 24 @ 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 … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Oct 25 @ 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct 25 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
Oct 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: All Things Being Equal… 3:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal…
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...
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 … Continued
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Family Tour: Where the Wild Things Are! 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Where the Wild Things Are!
Oct 27 @ 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.
Film: James Baldwin – The Price of the Ticket 2:00 pm
Film: James Baldwin – The Price of the Ticket
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, artist Hank Willis Thomas has selected a wide-ranging series of films that grapple with mass media, race, and representation in the contemporary United States. See all films in the series. Free … Continued
Public Tour: European Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: European Art
Oct 27 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: 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.