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Jan
26
Sat
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

Jan
27
Sun
Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Feb
2
Sat
Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Film & Discussion: House of the World
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film & Discussion: House of the World @ Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum

dir. Esther Podemski
(54 mins., documentary, 16mm)
Poland/US, 1998

The filmmaker will be present for a post-film discussion.

Esther Podemski’s deeply felt, excavating documentary sees her traveling to Poland with a group of her parents’ contemporaries in an attempt to trace the history of an old family photograph. Visiting old hometowns such as Poddebice and Lodz, we meet many Jews directly affected by the Holocaust—including the custodian of an unforgettable, immense Jewish cemetery. Physical traces of the history of the Jews in Poland survive, like an empty field with a lone memorial tablet, but those family members, friends, and colleagues who perished live on in the memories of those who survived. House of the World is an emotional, poignant film made up of historical imagery, snapshots of Jewish life in Poland, archival music, and contemporary footage—all together, a vital record of a people.

This film is presented in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the Northwest Film Center, and the Institute for Judaic Studies. Tickets for Portland Art Museum members are $8.

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Feb
3
Sun
Film: Shoah
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Film: Shoah @ Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum

dir. Claude Lanzmann
(565 mins., documentary, 35mm)
France/UK, 1985

The film is composed of two parts: First Era and Second Era. First Era (273 mins.) begins at noon with a midway intermission. Second Era (292 mins.) begins at 6 p.m. with a midway intermission.

Lanzmann’s groundbreaking durational documentary, an extensive look into remembrances of the Holocaust by survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators, is a deeply heartbreaking yet incisive examination of the Shoah. In production for 11 years as Lanzmann crisscrossed the globe in search of people willing to talk about their experiences, the film probes questions of historical memory and the banality of evil through remembrances of family members who perished, survival tactics, and—via Germans whom Lanzmann often surreptitiously recorded—the thought processes of those who perpetrated horrible crimes against humanity. Controversial upon release and consistently sparking dialogue since, Shoah is an unforgettable cinematic experience, and considered by many to be the greatest documentary ever made. In memoriam Claude Lanzmann (November 27, 1925 – July 5, 2018).

This film is presented in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the Northwest Film Center, and the Institute for Judaic Studies. Tickets for Portland Art Museum members are $8.

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Feb
5
Tue
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

Lecture: Jewish Ghetto Photographers
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: Jewish Ghetto Photographers

Alan Ostrow Memorial Lecture Series
Jewish Ghetto Photographers: Reimagining the Holocaust

Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The vast majority of Holocaust photography, and the best known, was taken by German photographers. These photos include such iconic images as the Warsaw ghetto boy and the selections at Auschwitz. Therefore, we largely visualize the Holocaust through Nazi eyes. However, there also exists a considerable corpus of Jewish ghetto photography taken both by professional and amateur photographers. These photographs not only capture aspects of the ghetto hidden to the Germans, but also show layers of ambiguity and nuance that the official photos miss. How do these photographs differ from the better-known Nazi photographs? Does it matter who took the photo, or just what appears in the image?

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Feb
9
Sat
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

Feb
10
Sun
Opening Talk: the map is not the territory
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Opening Talk: the map is not the territory

Grace Kook-Anderson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, welcomes the map is not the territory artists for a lively PechaKucha–inspired series of opening talks. PechaKucha is a presentation format in which speakers share 20 images for about 20 seconds each on a given topic. Join us for this fast-paced (and experimental) introduction to the artists, themes, and ideas presented in this newly reimagined regional art triennial. The artists will be available in the exhibition galleries afterward to answer questions and talk further about their work.

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Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Feb
13
Wed
Midday Art Break: the map is not the territory
Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Midday Art Break: the map is not the territory

Take a break from your workday and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries.

This month, Grace Kook-Anderson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, will discuss the special exhibition, the map is not the territory.

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

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Feb
16
Sat
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

Feb
17
Sun
Public Tour: the map is not the territory
Feb 17 @ 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.

Feb
19
Tue
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

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

Feb
23
Sat
Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Feb
24
Sun
Lecture: Steven Young Lee
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lecture: Steven Young Lee

Steven Young Lee’s artwork often considers his own experience navigating his Korean-American cross-cultural identity through the process of working in ceramics and building installations. In this talk, he will discuss his work and the creative process that brought about his current APEX exhibition at the Museum.

Presented in partnership with both the Asian Art Council and Northwest Art Council.

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Public Tour: Memory Unearthed
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Memory Unearthed

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 Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Please note that this exhibition contains difficult material. It may be helpful to preview the exhibition if you are considering bringing children.

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
Public Tour: Modern American Realism
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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 Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian’s Sara Roby Foundation Collection.