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Dec
19
Tue
Public Tour: American/Northwest
Dec 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.

Dec
20
Wed
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Bill Finger
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bill Finger

Bill Finger’s imagery examines such topics as space exploration, crime, and the fallibility of memory. With each series he looks to the thin line between fiction, reality, and photography. To create an image, he begins with the construction of a miniature diorama that is built specifically for the point of view of the camera lens. The basis for the dioramas comes from an entwining of specific personal memories with those of the fabricated spaces, that he has worked on during a career as a motion picture assistant cameraman.

For this Brown Bag discussion, Bill Finger will be talking about the work that he has created, as well as, what brought him to embrace the miniature as subject.

Bill Finger is a Seattle based artist whose work combines sculpture and photography. Handcrafting each element, he constructs and then photographs miniature dioramas. Each image is imbued with a sense of cinematic narrative that reflects twenty years working around film sets. By mimicking the filmmaking process, he is able to create a miniature construction of a constructed reality.

Bill has exhibited his photographs in Europe, the US and Canada. His work is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum of Photography and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He holds a MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

www.billfinger.net

Free to the public.

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

Dec
21
Thu
Art & Conversation: LAIKA Studios Spotlight
Dec 21 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
The Boxtrolls (Film Still), A band of gurgling Boxtrolls. THE BOXTROLLS ©2014, BOXTROLLS, LLC
The Boxtrolls (Film Still)
A band of gurgling Boxtrolls.
THE BOXTROLLS ©2014, BOXTROLLS, LLC

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, bring your grandchildren for a special screening of the LAIKA film Boxtrolls. Admission for children 17 and under is always free. No grandchildren? No worries! This film is fun for all ages.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; film at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building. Those attending the film 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.

Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture. Please see a staff person at the program to request one. For additional requests, please email access@pam.org 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.

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.
Public Tour: LAIKA
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

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.
Meditation Tour
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meditation TourEnjoy 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.

Artist Talk: Renee Lopez
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Photo by Rose Leon
Photo by Rose Leon

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Originally from Central Washington (Yakima to be exact), Renee Lopez moved to Portland in 2006 to get a fresh start. In 2015, Miss Lopez became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, making good friends with Portland rapper Glenn Waco. This marked a shift from taking photographs as a hobby to using her camera as a tool of resistance, documenting injustices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Portland’s hip hop scene. In her recent work, Women of Color in PDX, she focuses on Portland-based women of color, promoting self-love and unity while pushing back on internalized misogyny through portraiture and story sharing. Miss Lopez has been told she has an eye for truly capturing people and who they are. “I just want to make a difference in someone’s life with my work, help people, tell their story.”

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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Dec
22
Fri
$5 After 5
Dec 22 @ 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:

  • Beer, wine, food, and music during Art Pub at the Café.
  • Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
  • Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
  • Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.

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

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Dec 22 @ 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.

Dec
23
Sat
Public Tour: Photography as Story
Dec 23 @ 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 Wyeths
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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 Wyeths: Three Generations.

Dec
24
Sun
Early Closure – 4 p.m.
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm

The Museum will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 24.

Dec
26
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Dec 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.

Dec
28
Thu
Public Tour: LAIKA
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

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.
Dec
29
Fri
$5 After 5
Dec 29 @ 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:

  • Beer, wine, food, and music during Art Pub at the Café.
  • Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
  • Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
  • Occasional special events like 3-hour exhibitions.

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

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Dec 29 @ 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.

Dec
30
Sat
Public Tour: Silver in the Galleries
Dec 30 @ 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: LAIKA
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coraline (Behind The Scenes), Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC
Coraline (Behind The Scenes)
Animator Chris Tootell guides Coraline through an orchard of popcorn blossoms. CORALINE ©2009, LAIKA, LLC

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 Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

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.
Dec
31
Sun
Museum open New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 all-day

The Museum will be open regular hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31.

Family Tour: Colorific
Dec 31 @ 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 Wyeths
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jamie Wyeth (American, born 1946), The Tempest, A Triptych, 1999, watercolor, gouache, and varnish highlights on gray archival board, Bank of America Collection, © 2017 Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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 Wyeths: Three Generations.