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Feb
22
Fri
POWER UP: ReMapping for Revolution
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
POWER UP: ReMapping for Revolution @ Stevens, Kinney, and all over the Museum

The Portland Art Museum is hosting the fifth annual event for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies! Meet new people. Explore the exhibition the map is not the territory. Join a drag workshop with Carla Rossi. Create Gender Euphoria self-portraits. Speak your truth at the open mic. See films made by Northwest teens. Make art, make friends, and have fun!

Admission is FREE! Refreshments provided.

Middle school, high school, and college-age are all welcome. GSA/QSA advisors and teachers are welcome, too.

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The exhibition the map is not the territory contains a multimedia piece that visitors are invited to move through in the Sculpture Court between the two lobbies. The piece features moving images projected onto scrims, walls, and floors. The exhibition space has low lighting, and the projection features bright lights. It also contains a soundtrack with ambient sound. Staff are happy to assist and if you have questions before you visit, email access@pam.org or call 503-226-2811.

All-gender restrooms are located in the first-floor gift shop and on the fourth floor of the main museum building.

Feb
26
Tue
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory

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 map is not the territory.

Mar
2
Sat
Finding Place: Art, Power, and Community
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Finding Place: Art, Power, and Community @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building, and Museum Galleries

A Gathering for Educators Across Disciplines

Experience the museum as a space of expression and understanding. Share resources and ideas with fellow educators. Create and interact with art. Address issues of place, belonging, and equity in education and art. Connect the exhibition the map is not the territory to your teaching practices. Celebrate the joy of learning.

Including an opening program with Natchee Blu Barnd (Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at Oregon State University) exploring key concepts from the exhibition the map is not the territory, including decolonization, place/displacement, belonging, Oregon and the Northwest; teacher-facilitated workshops; experiences in the galleries; and art-making.

Schedule

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Creating Land, Power, and Belonging with Natchee Blu Barnd, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at Oregon State University
This workshop will engage participants with interactive activities to better understand decolonization, land and displacement, and how to implement concrete strategies for the classroom. We will consider: How do race, indigeneity, and culture intersect with geography and belonging?  How can we use text, images, and symbols to address cultural biases and dominance via place?  How can teachers use our power and influence to create a culture of belonging through spatial awareness?

12:15 – 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 – 1:45 p.m.: Experience the map is not the territory exhibition

1:45 – 3 p.m.: Teacher-facilitated small-group workshops connecting ideas from Natchee Barnd’s workshop and the exhibition to teaching practices
*Note: Do you have an idea or activity relating to the program topics that you would like to facilitate? There will be opportunities to sign up to facilitate on the spot.

3 – 4 p.m.: Celebration and wrap up with art-making, music, and dance

This program is free for all educators and students. Lunch will be provided. PDU credits are available.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Reserve tickets
The exhibition the map is not the territory contains a multimedia piece that visitors are invited to move through in the Sculpture Court between the two lobbies. The piece features moving images projected onto scrims, walls, and floors. The exhibition space has low lighting, and the projection features bright lights. It also contains a soundtrack with ambient sound. Staff are happy to assist and if you have questions before you visit, email access@pam.org or call 503-226-2811.

This program is part of the Teacher Leadership Initiative made possible through a generous grant from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Mar
7
Thu
Baby Morning: the map is not the territory
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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 remains open until noon 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.

 Session 1  Session 2
Mar
10
Sun
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory

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 map is not the territory.

Mar
15
Fri
Performance: Fernanda D’Agostino
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Performance: Fernanda D’Agostino

Fernanda D’Agostino, Sophia Wright Emigh, and Jaleesa Johnston will activate D’Agostino’s the map is not the territory installation with their collaborative performance work “In/Body.” Developed over the past year through residencies at Open Signal and Performance Works Northwest, “In/Body” explores the intersection of embodied generational memory and our current crises of mass migration and climate change. Esteemed Portland performer/choreographer Linda K. Johnson will join as a special guest.

Mar
22
Fri
Performance: Charlene Vickers
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Charlene Vickers presents her “Diviners Protection Performance” in which she incorporates cedar spear and quill “Diviners” in a series of performative actions, spoken word, and song to make a space of protection and care of Indigenous women’s bodies and voices.The performance will take place in the map is not the territory exhibition galleries.

Mar
24
Sun
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory

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 map is not the territory.

Apr
16
Tue
Art & Conversation: the map is not the territory
Apr 16 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: the map is not the territory

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, Mary Ann Peters will discuss the special exhibition, the map is not the territory.

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

The exhibition the map is not the territory contains a multimedia piece that visitors are invited to move through in the Sculpture Court between the two lobbies. The piece features moving images projected onto scrims, walls, and floors. The exhibition space has low lighting, and the projection features bright lights. It also contains a soundtrack with ambient sound. Staff are happy to assist and if you have questions before you visit, email access@pam.org or call 503-226-2811.

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

Apr
21
Sun
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory

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 map is not the territory.

May
5
Sun
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: the map is not the territory

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 map is not the territory.