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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.
Jul
24
Tue
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.

Jul
26
Thu
Public Tour: Native American Art
Jul 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.

New Member Tour
Jul 26 @ 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.

Jul
27
Fri
$5 After 5
Jul 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:

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

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Improv at $5 After 5
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us this Friday for an evening of improv from Kickstand Comedy. Beginning at 6 p.m., the actors will be prompted by short talks about works of art in our collection. The works and themes are a surprise so that the actors are totally on the spot! It’s a fun way to learn about our collection with a laugh. Improv at the Museum is sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing.

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed and interactive. Fridays, 5 – 8 p.m., admission is just $5

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jul 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.

Jul
28
Sat
Public Tour: Art and Activism
Jul 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: Collection Highlights
Jul 28 @ 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.

Jul
29
Sun
Family Tour: Animals in Art
Jul 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: The Shape of Speed
Jul 29 @ 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.

Jul
31
Tue
Public Tour: American Art
Jul 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.

Aug
2
Thu
Baby Morning: Asian Art
Aug 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.

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Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Aug 2 @ 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.

Free First Thursday
Aug 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
Aug 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 on the first and third Thursdays.

Object Stories Community Opening
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Object Stories Community Opening

Join Object Stories participants and distinguished guests as we celebrate the opening of our newest Object Stories. This event is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Portland is in crisis. Rent increase or illness can lead a person to be one step away from homelessness. One Step Away is a focused look at the compound and growing issue of housing insecurity in our city.

One Step Away is reality. Personal objects and individual testimonies make up the exhibition. Each is an earnest account of lived experience with homelessness. One Step Away is a collaboration. Participant storytellers directed development of the exhibition. Local social service agencies and artists defined the theme and nominated participants. Outside of the Frame, an arts organization mentoring at risk young people, created media for the exhibition. One Step Away is also an opportunity. Become familiar with the support resources provided. Then, challenge yourself to reach out to a friend, a neighbor, or someone else in need.

The museum is grateful for the creative support from Outside of the Frame, Our Bold Voices, and Pixel Arts Game Education. Moreover, the museum is appreciative of the expertise provided by Penelope Cruz, local artist Cleo Davis, Street Roots, NW Pilot Project, Multnomah County Library, Portland Meet Portland, and Outside of the Frame during the community planning session for this exhibition.

WHERE:

The Stevens Room of the Object Stories gallery in the Main Museum, Lower Level.

Aug
3
Fri
$5 After 5
Aug 3 @ 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:

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Aug 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.

Aug
4
Sat
Members Summer Barbecue
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members Summer Barbecue

Members only / $20 per person

A summer barbecue in the Museum’s outdoor sculpture court, just for members! Join us for an afternoon of live music, food, gallery tours, and more in celebration of The Shape of Speed.

Watch your email for more details and your exclusive invitation to purchase tickets.  

Special thanks to event sponsor NW Natural.

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Aug
5
Sun
Streamlined Sundays: Miller Family Free Day – Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Streamlined Sundays: Miller Family Free Day – Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks

Sharon L. Miller and Family Community Free Day

The Shape of Speed: Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks

In 1931, Airstream trailers began with Baker City, Oregon–born Wally Byam’s dream: to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be towed by a car, and create first-class accommodations anywhere. Not too long after, Leland James, president of Portland-based trucking company Consolidated Freightways, approached manufacturers with his idea of building trucks with lightweight aluminum instead of traditional steel and eventually founded Freightliner. Join us for a festive day of vehicle streamlining Oregon-style with a chance to see new and vintage travel trailers on display courtesy of the Oregon Airstream Club along with a very special restored vintage Freightliner truck. 

Family programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, and the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.