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Feb
17
Sat
Calligraphy Lecture & Demonstration: Jung Do-jun
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Calligraphy Lecture & Demonstration: Jung Do-jun @ Fields Ballroom, Mark Building

Jung Do-jun is one of the most celebrated calligraphers working in Korea today. Trained from childhood in both calligraphy and Chinese classics, he creates stunningly bold works in the Korean Hangeul alphabet as well as a variety of Chinese scripts. He is perhaps best known for his creative distortions of archaic seal script, a highly decorative form of writing that flourished in China between the fifth century bce and the beginning of the Common Era. Jung holds the distinct honor of having been asked to brush the calligraphy for the name plaques that grace the royal palaces in Seoul. He is familiar to Asian art fans in Oregon, thanks to a solo exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in 2006. He returns to Oregon at our request this February for a public lecture and demonstration of his art. Two of Jung Do-jun’s works are currently on view in the Museum’s Korean Gallery.

Following this event, Jung Do-jun will offer a workshop in East Asian calligraphy at 3:30 p.m. Learn more about the workshop and purchase tickets.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

Free and open to the public. Advance reservation is recommended and available online.

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Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Feb 17 @ 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.

Calligraphy Workshop: Jung Do-jun
Feb 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

In addition to his lecture and demonstration at the Museum on Saturday afternoon, February 17, Jung Do-jun will offer a workshop in East Asian calligraphy. The class is open to anyone with a deep interest in this traditional art form. Learn to write your name in Hangeul, the Korean alphabet!  Materials will be provided, but participants are also welcome to bring their own brushes and inkstones.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

$25/person. Limited to 20 persons; tickets are required and available online on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Feb
18
Sun
LAIKA Sundays
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
LAIKA Sundays

Join us on the third Sunday of each month between February and May for an immersive and family-friendly day of all things LAIKA Studios. Each LAIKA Sunday will include opportunities to meet some of the incredible artists who make the magic happen behind the scenes, participate in a LAIKA-inspired family tour, get creative with some analog animation activities, and settle in to watch a LAIKA film or other classic animated work.

This Sunday’s Schedule:

All Day: LAIKA Activity Guide
Location: Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Be inspired, have fun, and bring your own ideas to life! At the heart of every LAIKA film is a creative process that kindles the imagination. This hands-on activity guide explores key elements of that process, from developing characters and building their physical worlds to a crucial focus on storytelling.

10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
LAIKA: An Insider’s Guide to the Exhibition
Location: Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Join Mark Shapiro from LAIKA for an introduction to the exhibition.

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LAIKA Artmaking Extravaganza
Location: Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, 1st Floor
Color! Cut! Make! Drop in and get creative with a series of art-activities inspired by Kubo and the Two Strings and The Boxtrolls.  

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LAIKA Live Action Characters
Location:  Find them in the LAIKA exhibition and Sunken Ballroom
Join us for a very special Museum visit by three live action, life size LAIKA characters who will be in the galleries for you to meet and take pictures with.

12:30 p.m.
Portland Art Museum Docent-Guided Family Tour: Stories in Art – Connecting LAIKA to the PAM Collection
Location: Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Every artwork tells a story. Join a Museum guide for an interactive exploration of the stories told by works in the PAM collection, and in Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

1 – 2 p.m.
Puppet Meet & Greet
Location: Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, 1st Floor
Stop by this informal meet-and-greet (and take photos) with puppets from Coraline & ParaNorman.

Please note: There will be no LAIKA related film today due to the Portland International Film Festival

PLEASE NOTE:
Except where noted, all LAIKA Sunday programs are free with Museum admission. The Museum and programs are always free for Members and for youth 17 and under. Tours, panel discussions, and film screenings are first come, first served. Please note there may be limited capacity.

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

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.
Family Tour: Stories in Art
Feb 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: Modern & Contemporary Art
Feb 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.

Feb
20
Tue
Art & Conversation: Kingdom Animalia
Feb 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Kingdom Animalia

Beginning this month, join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph. D., Curator of Prints and Drawings, will discuss Kingdom Animalia, an exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection offering a 500-year sampling of the wide-ranging depiction of the kingdom Animalia in prints, drawings, and posters.

Please Note: This month’s program will take place entirely in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. and lecture at 10:15 a.m. Those attending the lecture are also welcome to explore the galleries after the talk. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Feb 20 @ 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.

Feb
21
Wed
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: William Anthony
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: William Anthony @ Miller Gallery

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.

William Anthony

“Time Slip” Dragster Series: A Return to Analog

Every Wednesday night during the summer, Portland International Raceway hosts E.T. (or “Elapsed Time”) drag racing of NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) dragsters. From under-18 junior-class racers to tricked out top alcohol-burning supercars, locals from the Portland/Vancouver area congregate to race not so much against each other, but against time. And in this crucible fueled by a rich mix of gasoline and adrenaline, Time Slip was born.

Shot entirely with three film cameras and two film stocks, commercial and editorial photographer William Anthony sought to highlight this unique, passionate community that has been pursuing the checkered flag for over 40 years. The community remains unchanged, the recent threats of encroaching development and gentrification put this unique  pastime at risk. A fun side project soon became an all-consuming, weekly addiction and honed William’s photography skills, reconnecting him to the fundamentals learned decades earlier with vintage, all-manual cameras and the traditional dark room.

About William Anthony

William Anthony is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in Portland. A former advertising art director, William’s work strives to honor the deeper stories and concepts he shoots both for himself and while on commission. For the past 13 years, his career has spanned genres such as advertising, photojournalism, portraiture/lifestyle, travel and social media. While proficient in all new digital technologies, his skillset is deeply rooted in the fundamentals of analog film photography.

William has shot for clients such as Alaska Airlines, BMW Motorcycles, Microsoft, Nike, The North Face, and Starbucks.

William lives with his wife in NE Portland and works full-time as servant for two cats he’d much prefer were dogs. When not shooting pictures for a living, he likes to spend his spare time shooting more pictures.

Free to the public.

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

Feb
22
Thu
Public Tour: Photography
Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
23
Fri
$5 After 5
Feb 23 @ 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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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Sat
Public Tour: Contemporary Native American Art
Feb 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: Collection Highlights
Feb 24 @ 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.

Feb
25
Sun
Family Tour: Picturing Oregon
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 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.

Feb
27
Tue
Public Tour: European Art
Feb 27 @ 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.

Mar
1
Thu
Baby Morning: Kingdom Animalia
Mar 1 @ 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: Native American Art
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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