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Jun
7
Thu
Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class
Jun 7 @ 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.

Jun
16
Sat
Talking About Cars: Jay Leno & Ken Gross
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Talking About Cars: Jay Leno & Ken Gross

Jay Leno, Comedian and automobile collector
Ken Gross, Guest Curator, The Shape of Speed

In celebration of our highly-anticipated special exhibition, The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942we welcome car collector and comedian Jay Leno to the Museum for a lively conversation with guest curator Ken Gross. Leno will discuss his private collection and the art of automobile collecting.

Food and drink available for purchase.

Ticket availability is limited; Advance purchase recommended.

General Admission – $50

7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
General admission includes Jay Leno’s conversation with Ken Gross only. Food and drink will be available for purchase starting at 6:30 P.M.

 Purchase General Admission

Preferred Ticket – Sold Out

5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Includes refreshments, a private exhibition viewing with Jay Leno, and priority lecture seating.

Jun
17
Sun
Opening Lecture: The Shape of Speed
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Opening Lecture: The Shape of Speed

Behind the Headlights: Fascinating Tales of the Cars and Motorcycles in The Shape of Speed

Ken Gross, Guest Curator, The Shape of Speed

The 19 streamlined cars and motorcycles in The Shape of Speed span a fascinating time period from 1930-42. Despite the debts of the Great Depression and the looming threat of war, the U.S. and European automotive industry’s creativity and imagination was unparalleled at the time. Go behind the scenes to hear stories of the famous designers, talented engineers, and past and present owners of the vehicles that represent some of the most fascinating events in automotive history.

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Jun
19
Tue
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jun 19 @ 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.

Jun
23
Sat
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jun 23 @ 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.

Jun
24
Sun
Streamlined Sundays: Motorcycles in the Park
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Streamlined Sundays: Motorcycles in the Park

In celebration of The Shape of Speed, and the first of three Streamlined Sundays, the Museum presents Motorcycles in the Park. Join us for a day of outdoor fun on the Park Blocks, plus gallery exploration and amazing motorcycles! Registration for bike showcase is open through June 10.


Interested in showing off your ride? Submit a registration form for Motorcycles in the Park—when Portland Art Museum hosts a day of outdoor fun in celebration of our special exhibition The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930-1942. Accepted motorcycle entries will be showcased on the Park Blocks where visitors can learn from enthusiasts about motorcycle building and collecting.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 10th

Entry fees (to be paid upon acceptance) begin at $35/bike for the Park Blocks motorcycle showcase, or registrants can upgrade to $50 for Park Blocks showcase + one ticket to The Shape of Speed special exhibition. Registration is subject to approval. See form for details.

 

Motorcycles in the Park Registration
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By submitting this registration form, I understand the following: Motorcycle entries must be transportable and in complete, working condition (no partial bikes); Motorcycle entries must not display any vulgar language or offensive imagery; Parties responsible for motorcycle (owner, driver, etc.) must be present during entirety of event; Portland Art Museum has the right to refuse entry should bikes not fall into the scope of this show; Registration is limited on a first come, first serve basis; Motorcycles in the Park will take place rain or shine with no alternate rain date; Registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid by applicant upon acceptance of entry.
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jun 24 @ 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.

Jun
26
Tue
Artist Talk: Stephanie Syjuco
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Stephanie Syjuco, Artist and Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of California at Berkeley

Stephanie Syjuco joins us for a talk as part of the installation of her work NotMoMA,  the first social-practice artwork to enter the Museum’s permanent collection and currently on view in Marvels. In her wider practice, Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Using collaborative cocreation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. This has included starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods, presenting parasitic art-counterfeiting events, and developing alternative vending economies. Her work was recently included in “New Photography: Being” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 2018) and “Public Knowledge,” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2018).

Public programs for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. are presented in partnership with c3:initiative.

Jun
28
Thu
Closing Celebration: Interwoven Radiance
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closing Celebration: Interwoven Radiance

Join us for a program of Tlingit ceremony and dance, as we celebrate the closing of Interwoven Radiance, an exhibition of Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving on view in the Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art.

Sponsored by the Native American Art Council, Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Jun
30
Sat
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jun 30 @ 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
3
Tue
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jul 3 @ 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
5
Thu
Baby Morning: The Shape of Speed
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Baby Morning: The Shape of Speed

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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Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition The Shape of Speed, Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.

Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
7
Sat
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
8
Sun
Streamlined Sundays: Cars in the Park
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Streamlined Sundays: Cars in the Park

40 classic sports cars from 1967 and earlier will line the Park Blocks outside the Museum for this month’s Streamlined Sunday, a program of The Shape of Speed. Ranging from 1930’s Alfa Romeos to competition Ferraris from the 1960s, Cars in the Park is the kickoff for Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market 30th Anniversary Tour.

Jul
15
Sun
Public Tour: The Shape of Speed
Jul 15 @ 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.

Jul
17
Tue
Public Tour: Diebenkorn
Jul 17 @ 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.

Jul
18
Wed
Panel Discussion: The Shape of Speed
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Panel Discussion: The Shape of Speed

The Shape of Style: How Streamlining Led the Way to the Modern Automobile

Ken Gross, Guest Curator, The Shape of Speed
Peter Mullin, Art and Automobile Collector, Founder of the Mullin Automotive Museum
Richard Adatto, Author and French automobile expert
David Rand, former General Motors Executive Director of Advanced Design

In the 1930s, the automobile evolved from a boxy, utilitarian conveyance to a sleek, aerodynamic work of rolling art. Join this distinguished panel of collectors and experts for an insightful discussion examining how the art and science of streamlining helped create some of the most beautiful cars and motorcycles ever designed.

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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.