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Apr
26
Thu
Artist Talk: Stephanie Adams-Santos
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Stephanie Adams-Santos

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.

Stephanie Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award) and several chapbooks: Total Memory; Little Fugues; and The Sundering, winner of the New York Chapbook Fellowship. She is the founder of Tarot Obscuro and Ojo de la Selva Press.

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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Apr
27
Fri
$5 After 5
Apr 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 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
Apr 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.

Apr
28
Sat
Public Tour: Contemporary Native American Art
Apr 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.

Public Tour: Collection Highlights
Apr 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.

Apr
29
Sun
Family Tour: Bird Watching at the Museum
Apr 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.

Screening: Who Am I To Stop It
Apr 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This film is followed by a panel discussion with Co-Directors Cheryl Green and Cynthia Lopez. This program is a collaboration with museum’s Object Stories exhibition – Invisible Me.

Dani Sanderson's tattoo of 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, 10-30-07', Kris Haas holds tiny painting, Brandon Scarth sings

About the Film

“Who Am I To Stop It” is documentary on isolation, art, and transformation after brain injury. It is not designed to be inspirational simply because it features traumatic brain injury survivors. Instead, we look at very difficult questions around loneliness, stigma, poverty, and how people find their way in the world again. The film centers on art not as rehabilitation but as a tool for personal growth, meaningful work, and social change. The film will take an intimate look at life and art with brain injury through witnessing the lives of the artists as they create art, interact in their communities in the Pacific Northwest, and go about their daily lives.

This film has Open Captions and Audio Description available for all.

About the Directors

Cheryl Green MFA, MS integrates her training in Performance As Public Practice and Speech-Language Pathology to explore how story can be used to break down stigma and barriers. After decades of repeated sports concussion and a series of mild traumatic brain injuries in 2010 and 2011, she began making films that combine personal narrative and activism to create dynamic, artistic tools to challenges misconceptions and stereotypes of disability while celebrating pride in disability experiences. She is on the board of Disability Art and Culture Project and served on the boards of Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource Development (BIRRDsong) and Oregon Cultural Access. She volunteered with National Black Disability Coalition consulting on media and technology. Her artistic goals focus on making media accessible, cross-disability collaboration, and building equity.

Cynthia Lopez, MA, MUS, is interested in how we express values through narrative forms. She made her first film on Super 8 at age eleven in a llama pasture and soon thereafter began documenting the world around her with tools such as a cassette tape recorder and her parents’ VHS camera. She worked toward a career as a qualitative researcher who was deeply interested in exploring ethnographic methodologies, but found that the medium of film was more suited to her desire to create visual narratives. She currently produces documentaries and educational videos through Eleusis Films.

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New Day Films Hollywood Theatre

Public Tour: Photography
Apr 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.

May
1
Tue
Public Tour: Asian Art
May 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.

May
3
Thu
Baby Morning: Native American Art
May 3 @ 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: Collection Highlights
May 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.

Free First Thursday
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class

As part of the ongoing programming for We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments., Public Annex leads a monthly Contemporary Trends class, free and open to the public, at Portland Art Museum, exploring a different section of the Museum each month, creating a space for discovery and discussion amongst people who identify with and without disability. The program will take place on Free First Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m.

Please meet in the Hoffman Lobby (entrance near the Museum Shop).

Check back the week of for more info on the thematic focus for this month’s program.

Meditation Tour
May 3 @ 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 on the first and third Thursdays.

May
4
Fri
$5 After 5
May 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:

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

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
May 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.

May
5
Sat
Public Tour: Silver in the Galleries
May 5 @ 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.

Film Screening & Discussion: Human Flow
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Film Screening & Discussion: Human Flow

Human Flow

Directed by Ai Weiwei
Unrated. 140 Min.
Post-Screening Discussion: 3:30 p.m.

Today, more than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives visual expression to this massive human migration. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey and documents the courage, endurance, and unassailable spirit of the displaced.

Join us for a post-film discussion led by Portland Meet Portland.

Organized in partnership with the Northwest Film Center and Portland Meet Portland.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989 – 2013.

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Public Tour: LAIKA
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: LAIKA

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.
May
6
Sun
Family Tour: Fantastic Beasts
May 6 @ 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.