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Nov
16
Fri
$5 After 5
Nov 16 @ 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
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.


Friday, November 16
5-8 p.m., Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
$5 After 5 p.m. admission

-SakéOne samples (21 and older)
Oyatsupan snacks tasting
-Poetry writing and reading with Write Around Portland
-Origami demonstration and art making with Yuki Origami

All Friday evening programs take place in the beautiful Schnitzer Sculpture Court located just inside the Museum’s main entrance where there is plenty of seating and we encourage you to eat, drink, and relax. Oyatsupan baked treats and full saké servings are available for purchase in Museum Grounds café.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Public Tour: Slow Looking
Nov 16 @ 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.

Nov
17
Sat
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japanese Poetry, Art & Culture Weekend

Spark your own poetic imagination by going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in the exhibition. This occasional weekend series will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and even the chance to sample Japanese small bites and sweets from local makers.

October 19, 5–8 p.m.
October 20, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

November 16, 5–8 p.m.
November 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

January 11, 5–8 p.m.
January 12, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.


Saturday, November 17
Sharon L. Miller and Family Community Free Day
FREE Museum admission open hours from 10-5 p.m.
Special programs from 11-4 p.m.

11-4 p.m., Poetic Imagination exhibition galleries
Self-Guided Poetry Writing with Write Around Portland
Pick up a card that introduces Waka, Found, Acrostic, or Sensory poetry and try your hand and writing creative verses inspired by works of art in Poetic Imagination.

11-4 p.m., Hoffman lobby, 1st Floor, Main Building
Tea Tastings with Jugetsudo Teas

11-4 p.m. Kinney Classroom, Lower Level, Main Building
Calligraphy Art-Making
Drop-in to try your own hand at calligraphy and learn more about how to use traditional tools of brush, ink, and paper.

11-Noon, Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
Ikebana Demonstration with Ikebana Portland Chapter 47
Learn more about ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging.

Noon-3 p.m., Stevens Room, Lower Level, Main Building
Origami Art-Making with Yuki Origami
Drop in to celebrate the fall season by making either a leaf, leaf notecard or toadstool origami

Noon-1 p.m., meet in the Park Avenue lobby
Drop-in Renga Poetry Workshop with creative-writing professor, Gillian Parrish
In this 30 minute session participants will learn about the collaborative poetic form of traditional Japanese renga and will explore a fun and generative contemporary form that Parrish calls “renga essays,” dipping into some freewriting to kickstart your own.

1-2 p.m., Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
Calligraphy Performance with Sora Shodo
Sora Shodo is a Portland-based artist who will share her approach to Japanese calligraphy (“shodo”) that is at once traditional and also very contemporary. She will perform with musician Mitch Iimori.

2:30-3 p.m., Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
Zen Calligraphy Demonstration with Kihachiro Nishiura
Kihachiro Nishiura ask us to think of Japanese calligraphy for a moment as “inaudible music.” For him the dots, lines, shadings, movements, and spaces combine to compose a certain melody in our minds or an unheard music.  His approach to calligraphy draws on both traditional and innovative brushwork methods.

3 p.m., Meet in the Park Avenue lobby
Docent Tour of Poetic Imagination

4-4:30 p.m., Schnitzer Courtyard, 1st Floor, Main Building
Japanese Music Performances by Takohachi’s TakoQ with Yumi Torimaru and Kirin Kapin on Taugaru Shamisen and Shinobue (Bamboo flute).

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Miller Family Free Day: Poetic Imagination In Japanese Art
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Free Day: Poetic Imagination In Japanese Art

The Museum celebrates a community free day as part of its Japanese Poetry, Art, & Culture Weekend Series. Spend some time going deeper into some of the themes, materials, and creative processes represented in Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art. The day will feature a variety of calligraphy and ikebana demonstrations, music performances, poetry reading and writing opportunities, artmaking, and more.

  • 11-4 p.m., Poetic Imagination exhibition galleries
    Self-Guided Poetry Writing with Write Around Portland
    Pick up a card that introduces Waka, Found, Acrostic, or Sensory poetry and try your hand and writing creative verses inspired by works of art in Poetic Imagination.

  • 11-4 p.m., Hoffman lobby, 1st Floor, Main Building
    Tea Tastings with Jugetsudo Teas

  • 11-4 p.m. Kinney Classroom, Lower Level, Main Building
    Calligraphy Art-Making
    Drop-in to try your own hand at calligraphy and learn more about how to use traditional tools of brush, ink, and paper.

  • 11-Noon, Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
    Ikebana Demonstration with Ikebana Portland Chapter 47
    Learn more about ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging.

  • Noon-3 p.m., Stevens Room, Lower Level, Main Building
    Origami Art-Making with Yuki Origami
    Drop in to celebrate the fall season by making either a leaf, leaf notecard or toadstool origami

  • Noon-1 p.m., meet in the Park Avenue lobby
    Drop-in Renga Poetry Workshop with creative-writing professor, Gillian Parrish
    In this 30 minute session participants will learn about the collaborative poetic form of traditional Japanese renga and will explore a fun and generative contemporary form that Parrish calls “renga essays,” dipping into some freewriting to kickstart your own.

  • 1-2 p.m., Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
    Calligraphy Performance with Sora Shodo
    Sora Shodo is a Portland-based artist who will share her approach to Japanese calligraphy (“shodo”) that is at once traditional and also very contemporary. She will perform with musician Mitch Iimori.

  • 2:30-3 p.m., Schnitzer Court, 1st Floor, Main Building
    Zen Calligraphy Demonstration with Kihachiro Nishiura
    Kihachiro Nishiura ask us to think of Japanese calligraphy for a moment as “inaudible music.” For him the dots, lines, shadings, movements, and spaces combine to compose a certain melody in our minds or an unheard music.  His approach to calligraphy draws on both traditional and innovative brushwork methods.

  • 3 p.m., Meet in the Park Avenue lobby
    Docent Tour of Poetic Imagination

  • 4-4:30 p.m., Schnitzer Courtyard, 1st Floor, Main Building
    Japanese Music Performances by Takohachi’s TakoQ with Yumi Torimaru and Kirin Kapin on Taugaru Shamisen and Shinobue (Bamboo flute).

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.

Nov
18
Sun
Family Tour: Every Picture Tells a Story
Nov 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 American Realism
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Nov
20
Tue
Art & Conversation: Poetic Imagination
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Poetic Imagination

Join us the third Tuesday of every month for coffee followed by a lecture or film screening. Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building. This month, Maribeth Graybill, PhD, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will discuss the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

This series is free for adults 62 and over and includes Museum admission.

Art & Conversation is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund.

Public Tour: Asian Art
Nov 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.

Nov
21
Wed
Photography Brown Bag Talk: Kelli Pennington
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

Free to the public.

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

Nov
22
Thu
Museum Closed
Nov 22 all-day

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov
23
Fri
$5 After 5
Nov 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.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Nov 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.

Nov
24
Sat
Public Tour: Impressionism
Nov 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: Modern American Realism
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Nov
25
Sun
Family Tour: Poetry in Art
Nov 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: Poetic Imagination
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Poetic Imagination

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 Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.

Nov
27
Tue
Public Tour: European Art
Nov 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.

Film Screening: Chasing Portraits
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening: Chasing Portraits

A film by Elizabeth Rynecki

Screening will be held at the Portland Art Museum.

Chasing Portraits documents Elizabeth Rynecki’s quest to find the paintings by her great-grandfather lost during the Holocaust. Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to 800 paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. Decades later, his great-granddaughter Elizabeth sought to rediscover his legacy, setting out on a journey to find what had been lost but never forgotten. A Q&A with filmmaker Elizabeth Rynecki will follow the screening. 

Organized in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the Northwest Film Center, and the Institute for Judaic Studies.

Tickets for Portland Art Museum members are $8 and available on the Northwest Film Center website.

Nov
29
Thu
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Nov 29 @ 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.