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Baby Morning: Earth, Sea, Sky 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Earth, Sea, Sky
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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: Asian Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian Art
May 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 5:00 pm
Free First Thursday
May 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 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
May 2 @ 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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Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 3 @ 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: Psychology of Perception 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Psychology of Perception
May 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: Northwest Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Northwest Art
May 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.
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Family Tour: Let’s Go on Vacation 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Let’s Go on Vacation
May 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.
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory 1:00 pm
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory @ Stevens Room, Main Building
In Dialogue​ is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over the next three months, we will take inspiration from ​the … Continued
Public Tour: the map is not the territory 3:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
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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Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary Art
May 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.
Early Closure 2:00 pm
Early Closure
May 7 @ 2:00 pm
The Museum will be closing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
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Midday Art Break: Associated American Artists: Prints for the People 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Associated American Artists: Prints for the People
May 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Associated American Artists: Prints for the People
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, Chyna Bounds will discuss the special exhibition, Associated American Artists: Prints for the People. Space is … Continued
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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
May 9 @ 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.
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Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 10 @ 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: Women in Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Women in Art
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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: Let’s Go to the Beach 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Let’s Go to the Beach
May 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.
Lecture: Grant Wood, His Father’s Triumphant Son 2:00 pm
Lecture: Grant Wood, His Father’s Triumphant Son
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Lecture: Grant Wood, His Father's Triumphant Son
Sue Taylor, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Art History, Portland State University Kathryn Zerbe, M.D., Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University; Faculty, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center The subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum last year, … Continued
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Curator Critic Tour Connective Conversations: Jamillah James 6:30 pm
Curator Critic Tour Connective Conversations: Jamillah James
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Curator Critic Tour Connective Conversations: Jamillah James @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building
Portland State University’s School of Art + Design, in partnership with the University of Oregon’s College of Design, The Ford Family Foundation and Portland Art Museum, is pleased to present Jamillah James for the spring 2019 chapter of the Curator … Continued
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Public Tour: Collection Highlights 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
May 14 @ 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.
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Photography Brown Bag Talk: Grace Weston 12:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Grace Weston
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Grace Weston
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. Join Grace Weston for a presentation of her work from the last several years – … Continued
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Public Tour: Native American Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American Art
May 16 @ 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 1:30 pm
Blind & Low Vision Tour
May 16 @ 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 … Continued
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
May 16 @ 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: Sharita Towne 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sharita Towne
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sharita Towne
Sharita Towne is a transdisciplinary artist born and raised on the West Coast of the U.S. along I-5—from Salem to Tacoma and down to Sacramento. She is a research-based video artist and printmaker most interested in creating interdisciplinary community art … Continued
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Art Museum Day 10:00 am
Art Museum Day
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
For the 10th anniversary year of Art Museum Day, the Portland Art Museum joins the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and hundreds of institutions across North America in offering great opportunities for our audiences. This year, the Museum will … Continued
Native American Artist Talk: Terresa White 6:00 pm
Native American Artist Talk: Terresa White
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Native American Artist Talk: Terresa White @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building
The community is invited to hear Terresa White (Yu’pik), the featured speaker at the May meeting of the Museum’s Native American Art Council (NAAC). White, a Portland artist and NAAC member, was recently recognized at the prestigious 97th Annual Santa … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 17 @ 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: Impressionism 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Impressionism
May 18 @ 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: Asian Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian Art
May 18 @ 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: Northwest Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Northwest Art
May 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: Collection Highlights 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
May 19 @ 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: Associated American Artists: Prints for the People 9:15 am
Art & Conversation: Associated American Artists: Prints for the People
May 21 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Associated American Artists: Prints for the People @ Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building
Join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. and lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building. This month, Chyna Bounds will discuss the special … Continued
Public Tour: Asian Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian Art
May 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.
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Public Tour: Photography 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Photography
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 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.
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Public Tour: Picturing Oregon 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Picturing Oregon
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Public Tour: Picturing Oregon
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
Public Tour: Native American Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American Art
May 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.
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Family Tour: Pacific Northwest Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Pacific Northwest Art
May 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: Modern & Contemporary Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern & Contemporary Art
May 26 @ 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: Northwest Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Northwest Art
May 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.
Early Closure 2:00 pm
Early Closure
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Museum will be closing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
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Public Tour: Photography 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Photography
May 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.
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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.