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Family Tour: Water in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Water in Art
Sep 1 @ 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 and Contemporary Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art
Sep 1 @ 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: European Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: European Art
Sep 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.
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Baby Morning: Every Portrait Tells a Story 10:00 am
Baby Morning: Every Portrait Tells a Story
Sep 5 @ 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: Paris 1900 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Paris 1900
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Paris 1900
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
CANCELED – Free First Thursday 5:00 pm
CANCELED – Free First Thursday
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Free First Thursday event on Sept. 5th is being postponed to Friday, Sept. 6th. The Museum is also closing early (at 4 p.m.) on Thursday. We apologize for the late notice but, due to damage in our Kridel Ballroom, … Continued
Meditation Tour 5:30 pm
Meditation Tour
Sep 5 @ 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
Japanese Prints Abroad in Portland: The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection 6:00 pm
Japanese Prints Abroad in Portland: The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Japanese Prints Abroad in Portland: The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection @ Whitsell Auditorium (Please use the Hoffman (side) Entrance)
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture is still taking place even though the Museum is closing at 4 p.m. Jeannie Kenmotsu, Ph.D., Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, Portland Art Museum Japanese woodblock prints were met with an enthusiastic audience abroad … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Sep 6 @ 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
Rescheduled Free Night 5:00 pm
Rescheduled Free Night
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This week’s Free First Thursday event on Sept. 5th is being postponed to Friday, Sept. 6th. The Museum is also closing early (at 4 p.m.) on Thursday. We apologize for the late notice but, due to damage in our Kridel … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 6 @ 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.
French Tour: Visite de Paris 1900 6:30 pm
French Tour: Visite de Paris 1900
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
French Tour: Visite de Paris 1900
This event is SOLD OUT. For those who want to work on your French language skills, Alliance Française educator and museum docent Elene Zedginidze leads a lively conversational tour of the Paris 1900 exhibition en français.
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Public Tour: Seeing Science in Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Seeing Science in Art
Sep 7 @ 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: European Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: European Art
Sep 7 @ 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: Water in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Water in Art
Sep 8 @ 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.
Empire and Memory at the Portland World’s Fair 2:00 pm
Empire and Memory at the Portland World’s Fair
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Empire and Memory at the Portland World’s Fair @ Whitsell Auditorium
Robert Lehman Foundation Speakers Series Lisa Blee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest University The 1905 Centennial Exposition in Portland commemorated the anniversary of Lewis and Clark’s expedition. It was intended to showcase arts and modern industry of the … Continued
Public Tour: Paris 1900 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Paris 1900
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Paris 1900
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: Color Line 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Color Line
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Color Line
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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Midday Art Break: Color Line 12:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Color Line
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Color Line
Color Line Alex Haynes and Ted Smith, Portland Art Museum Staff 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. … Continued
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Public Tour: Native American Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Native American Art
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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 and Contemporary Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art
Sep 14 @ 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: Animals in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Animals in Art
Sep 15 @ 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 of the Collection 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection
Sep 15 @ 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: Color Line 9:15 am
Art & Conversation: Color Line
Sep 17 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Color Line @ Sunken Ballroom
Color Line Alex Haynes and Ted Smith, Portland Art Museum Staff 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. This is a … Continued
Public Tour: Picturing Oregon 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Picturing Oregon
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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
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Photography Brown Bag Talk: Angel O’Brien 12:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Angel O’Brien
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Angel O’Brien
Angel O’Brien will be talking about her recent work from Prague, Budapest, San Francisco and Portland, as well as the liberation of finally finding her voice 24 years after picking up her first camera. About Angel O’Brien Local photographer Angel … Continued
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Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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: Vaughn Kimmons 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Vaughn Kimmons
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Vaughn Kimmons
Vaughn Kimmons, affectionately known as Brown Alice, is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Chicago. Through music and dance performance she celebrates Blackness as the cosmic source of sacred inspiration and gives voice to the connective power of shared … Continued
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Museum Staff Art Show Opening Reception 4:00 pm
Museum Staff Art Show Opening Reception
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Museum Staff Art Show Opening Reception @ Rental Sales Gallery
Go behind the scenes at the Portland Art Museum and meet the people who make it all possible. As you may have guessed, many of the museum’s staff are artists themselves. Opening night will feature refreshments, and it’s a great … Continued
$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 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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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 10:00 am
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
The museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate … Continued
Public Tour: Seeing Science in Art 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Seeing Science in Art
Sep 21 @ 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.
Museum Staff Art Show Afternoon Open House 2:00 pm
Museum Staff Art Show Afternoon Open House
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Museum Staff Art Show Afternoon Open House @ Rental Sales Gallery
Go behind the scenes at the Portland Art Museum and meet the people who make it all possible. As you may have guessed, many of the museum’s staff are artists themselves. Saturday Open House will feature refreshments, and it’s a … Continued
Public Tour: Northwest Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Northwest Art
Sep 21 @ 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: Around the World 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Around the World
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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.
Concert: Hagia Sophia: The Sounds of Byzantium 6:00 pm
Concert: Hagia Sophia: The Sounds of Byzantium
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*Please note this concert has moved to the Fields Sunken Ballroom, 1st floor of the Mark Building. Is it possible to travel back in time to experience the sounds of 13th-century Constantinople in real-time? Here is your opportunity to find … Continued
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Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern and Contemporary Art
Sep 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.
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Bologna Sister City Italian Excellence Opening Reception 5:00 pm
Bologna Sister City Italian Excellence Opening Reception
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bologna Sister City Italian Excellence Opening Reception @ Suzanne Fields Ballroom
Presented in partnership with the Portland-Bologna Sister City Association. To honor the 15th anniversary of the Portland-Bologna Sister City relationship, Mayor Merola of Bologna is coming to Portland. This visit coincides with the exhibition Italian Excellence: Illustrations for Gianni Rodari, … Continued
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Public Tour: Asian Art 1:00 pm
Public Tour: Asian Art
Sep 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 5:30 pm
New Member Tour
Sep 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 … Continued
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$5 After 5 5:00 pm
$5 After 5
Sep 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 … Continued
Public Tour: Slow Looking 6:00 pm
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Sep 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.
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Public Tour: Art and Activism 12:30 pm
Public Tour: Art and Activism
Sep 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.
Style and Meaning Converge in Georges de La Tour’s The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame 2:00 pm
Style and Meaning Converge in Georges de La Tour’s The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Style and Meaning Converge in Georges de La Tour’s The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame @ Whitsell Auditorium
Lynn Orr Ph.D., Executive Director, The History Museum of Hood River County The most skilled pictorial artists capture our imagination by making stylistic choices perfectly attuned to the meaning of their images. With deftness of hand finely tuned to narrative … Continued
Public Tour: Northwest Art 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Northwest Art
Sep 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.
Shining Light on Oregon’s Shadows 3:30 pm
Shining Light on Oregon’s Shadows
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Shining Light on Oregon’s Shadows: Learning from our Past, Understanding our Present & Building Our Future Oregon Council for the Social Studies 2019 Fall Conference Resource and Social Hour Please note, the Resource and Social Hour at PAM is the … Continued
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Family Tour: Animals in Art 12:30 pm
Family Tour: Animals in Art
Sep 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.
Does the Past Have a Future? Ruminating on “Traditional” Chinese Painting 2:00 pm
Does the Past Have a Future? Ruminating on “Traditional” Chinese Painting
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Does the Past Have a Future? Ruminating on “Traditional” Chinese Painting @ Sunken Ballroom
Arnold Chang, Modern Master of Chinese Painting There is a tendency for people to assume that art is either “traditional” or “contemporary,” that traditional art is art of the past and contemporary art is art of the present. For painter … Continued
Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection 3:00 pm
Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection
Sep 29 @ 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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