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Jul
20
Fri
between. Opening
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening event for the fourth installment of the special exhibition We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments.

Zodiac Kiki Ball
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 2:00 am
Zodiac Kiki Ball

This event is co-presented with the NXT LVL PDX for the opening of the exhibition BETWEEN. highlighting artists working within the queer and trans diaspora, and the unique voices coming from between or beyond the binary. The exhibition opens earlier that evening from 6-8 p.m. and admission to the museum is free with purchase of ticket to the PDX Ball.

We will be raising money and awareness for Pueblo Unido PDX and SMYRC. Tampon drive for Portland Menstrual Society – please bring unopened product to supply the PSU Queer Resource Center.

More information.

Jul
21
Sat
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Jul
24
Tue
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Jul
29
Sun
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Aug
2
Thu
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Aug
5
Sun
Streamlined Sundays: Miller Family Free Day – Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Streamlined Sundays: Miller Family Free Day – Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks

Sharon L. Miller and Family Community Free Day

The Shape of Speed: Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks

In 1931, Airstream trailers began with Baker City, Oregon–born Wally Byam’s dream: to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be towed by a car, and create first-class accommodations anywhere. Not too long after, Leland James, president of Portland-based trucking company Consolidated Freightways, approached manufacturers with his idea of building trucks with lightweight aluminum instead of traditional steel and eventually founded Freightliner. Join us for a festive day of vehicle streamlining Oregon-style with a chance to see new and vintage travel trailers on display courtesy of the Oregon Airstream Club along with a very special restored vintage Freightliner truck. 

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.

Aug
8
Wed
Midday Art Break: Minor White in Oregon
Aug 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: Minor White in Oregon

Take a break from your workday on the second Wednesday of the month and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries. This month, Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography, will speak about the exhibition In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs.

Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Program departs from the Main Entrance Lobby.

Purchase tickets
Aug
9
Thu
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Aug
11
Sat
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Aug
12
Sun
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Aug
19
Sun
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Aug
21
Tue
Art & Conversation: Minor White in Oregon
Aug 21 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: Minor White in Oregon

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, Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography, will speak about the exhibition In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs.

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. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Aug
25
Sat
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Aug
28
Tue
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Sep
4
Tue
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Sep
6
Thu
Baby Morning: Diebenkorn
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Baby Morning: Diebenkorn

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.

 Purchase tickets

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Sep
8
Sat
Lecture: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955

Scott A. Shields, Ph.D., Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Exhibition curator and catalog author Scott A. Shields focuses on Richard Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity and the art that precedes his shift to figuration. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semi-abstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. Many works will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of the Portland-born artist’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Diebenkorn

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 Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

Sep
9
Sun
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed

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 Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.