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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.

Schedule

Check in and get your Bingo card!
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hoffman Lobby

Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop with Carla Rossi
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Stevens Room

Outside the Frame and Northwest Film Center Present Youth-Made Films and Discussion
5 – 6 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium

Open Mic Performance Space with Fyre Daway
6 – 7 p.m.
the map is not the territory

Gender Euphoria Self-Portraits with Anna Guyton
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kinney Room

POWER UP Photobooth
4:30 – 7 p.m.
Stevens Room

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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.

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.

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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.

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
10
Sun
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory @ Trustee Room, Mark Building

In Dialogue​ is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over the next three months, we will take inspiration from ​the map is not the territory​ to consider timely and key exhibition themes and will be led by the facilitators below.

Ryan Pierce
Ryan Pierce makes paintings, sculptures, and texts, and facilitates journeys inspired by the resilience of the natural world. He draws on influences from ecological theory, literature, and folk art to suggest visions of a near future amid dramatic climate change. Pierce is the co-founder of Signal Fire, a group that facilitates wilderness residencies and retreats for artists of all disciplines. His work is on view in ​the map is not the territory​.

The In Dialogue series is cosponsored by Portland State University–University Studies.

Space is limited. Registration required. Cost per session: $10 Members/$20 non-member and includes Museum admission.

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Apr
14
Sun
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory @ Trustee Room, Mark Building

In Dialogue​ is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over the next three months, we will take inspiration from ​the map is not the territory​ to consider timely and key exhibition themes and will be led by the facilitators below.

Sara Siestreem
Sara Siestreem​ ​(Hanis Coos) is a master artist from the Umpqua River Valley on the South Coast of Oregon. Her primary language is painting, but she also works in photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video, and traditional Indigenous weaving. Her art practice branches into education and institutional reform. Siestreem created and runs a weaving program for the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. She teaches Studio Arts and Indigenous Studies Courses at Portland State University and Community Education courses at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work in institutional reform relates to curatorial and educational practices regarding Indigenous Fine Art.

The In Dialogue series is cosponsored by Portland State University–University Studies.

Space is limited. Registration required. Cost per session: $10 Members/$20 non-member and includes Museum admission.

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Apr
16
Tue
Opening Reception: The HeART of Portland
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thank you, Portlanders, for supporting the Arts Tax! The Museum is proud to partner with Portland Public Schools to host the fourth annual HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase. The showcase includes an exhibition of 80 works by PPS visual arts students and an opening reception with student performances. Hundreds of students will also participate in collaborative art projects inspired by the exhibition the map is not the territory and themes of belonging, place, identity, and decolonization. Please join us in celebrating arts education in Portland and the students and teachers who are at the center of this work.

The showcase is free and open to the public.

Apr
27
Sat
Miller Family Free Day: The HeART of Portland
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a range of youth programs in this annual daylong celebration organized in connection with The HeART of Portland: A Portland Public Schools K-12 Arts Showcase, on view April 15-28 at the Museum.

Schedule of events coming soon.

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.

May
5
Sun
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Dialogue: the map is not the territory @ Trustee Room, Mark Building

In Dialogue​ is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over the next three months, we will take inspiration from ​the map is not the territory​ to consider timely and key exhibition themes and will be led by the facilitators below.

Sasha Archibald
Sasha Archibald writes about shipwrecks, light, failed careers, renegade women, indexes, cats, and many other things. Her non-fiction essays about twentieth-century aesthetics and visual culture have appeared in magazines including Cabinet, The Believer, East of Borneo, Smithsonian.com, Rhizome and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Archibald also works as a curator and arts worker, most recently as Director of Public Programs at Clockshop in Los Angeles. She teaches critical studies and art criticism at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts and Portland State University. her work will appear in the catalog for ​the map is not the territory​.

The In Dialogue series is cosponsored by Portland State University–University Studies.

Space is limited. Registration required. Cost per session: $10 Members/$20 non-member and includes Museum admission.

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