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Jul
27
Thu
Art & Conversation
Jul 27 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Meiping (Plum Vase) with Lotus Scroll Design, 15th century, Porcelain with cobalt blue design painted under transparent glaze and overglaze yellow enamel, Lent by Richard Louis Brown
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Meiping (Plum Vase) with Lotus Scroll Design, 15th century, Porcelain with cobalt blue design painted under transparent glaze and overglaze yellow enamel, Lent by Richard Louis Brown

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will highlight objects from the collection of the architect and conservationist John Yeon featured in the special exhibition, Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

PLEASE NOTE: This month, the entire program will take place in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; lecture at 10:15am in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building. 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: Native American
Jul 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.

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
Fri
$5 After 5
Jul 28 @ 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 and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
  • 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.

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Improv from Kickstand Comedy
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us this Friday for an evening of improv from Kickstand Comedy. 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.

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

Jul
29
Sat
Public Tour: Drawing is Seeing
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: Collection Highlights
Jul 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.

Jul
30
Sun
Family Tour: Colorific
Jul 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.

Lecture: Why Landscape Is a Noun (not a verb)
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
© Chris Hornbecker
© Chris Hornbecker

Laurie Olin, Landscape Architect & Partner, Olin Studio

For acclaimed landscape architect Laurie Olin, there is more to landscape than folks with a truck planting shrubs. For thousands of years, humans have interacted with their environment: loving it, fearing it, changing it, and considering it a subject for art, philosophy, preservation, and recreation. It shapes us as we shape it.

Presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

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Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

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 Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
1
Tue
Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Aug 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.

Portland Opera’s Resident Artist Recital @ Whitsell Auditorium
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ryan Thorn

BARITONE RYAN THORN

Free admission. A suggested donation of $20 will help us continue offering this annual recital series.

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Aug
3
Thu
Baby Morning: Summer Landscapes
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

First Thursdays
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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 to go. Baby Morning’s home base remains open until 12:30 p.m. with toys, games, and blankets, providing a welcoming, accommodating space free of worries. No need to be “on time” for this informal program designed for babies and their caregivers.

Session 1 Session 2
Public Tour: European
Aug 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.

Pop-Up Portrait Drawing
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fruits of the Sun models holding portraitsFruits of the sun (for all the unknowns)

A project by artist Jennifer J. Woodward

From 2:30-6:30 p.m. on August 3, the public is invited to sign-up as live models for the concluding pop-up portrait session for Fruits of the sun (for all the unknowns), a project by artist Jennifer J. Woodward. Over 4 hours, Jenn will create 10 portraits on site in the outdoor sculpture mall of the Portland Art Museum as part of a series of pop-up portrait drawing sessions taking place across Portland over the summer, culminating in 100 portraits on paper.

After the final portraits are completed on August 3rd, all 100 works will be hung in the sculpture mall from 6:30-8 p.m. for a 1 night pop-up exhibition. The drawings will be made on handmade paper embedded with various types of seeds at the Pulp & Deckle studio. After the drawings are exhibited they will go to locations around Portland to be planted. The paper will act as fertilizer for the seeds and the drawings will decay, giving life to edible and flowering plants that will bloom.

You are welcome to come and observe and/or sign-up to be a model. Advance sign-up times are available via the project blog at http://fruitsofthesun.com/ Updates about the drawing sessions and thoughts about the project are also available on the blog.

Fruits of the Sun is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council via a 2017 Project Grant.

Free First Thursday
Aug 3 @ 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 3 @ 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.

Lecture: Korean Ceramics from Celadon Green to Blue-and-White
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sadanri kilns, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province, Korea, Wine Cup and Stand
Sadanri kilns, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province, Korea, Wine Cup and Stand, 12th century, stoneware with molded and incised design under celadon glaze, 4 x 4 inches, Portland Art Museum: Gift of Richard Louis Brown, 2014.117.1a,b

Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus, Harvard Art Museums, Senior Consultant in Chinese and Korean Art, Christie’s

Korea has a long and distinguished history of making sophisticated high-fired ceramics. This lecture will survey Korean ceramics from the 10th through the 19th century, focusing on the classic celadons of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and the delicate porcelains and rustic buncheong wares of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). The lecture will emphasize uniquely Korean innovations and explore relationships between Korean ceramics and Chinese ceramics, as well as relationships between Korean ceramics and works of art in other media.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

Presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

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Aug
4
Fri
$5 After 5
Aug 4 @ 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 and pizza in the pop-up pub.
  • Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
  • 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
Aug 4 @ 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.