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Preview works in advance of your visit through the Museum’s exhibitions and collection. Watch videos of artist and curator lectures.

The Poster Project

The Poster Project

With generous support from the PGE Foundation, the Portland Art Museum has created a set of posters featuring works across the permanent collections. Posters are available free of charge to educators in Oregon and Washington. Hang them in classrooms, hallways, and libraries or take them out for specific activities and lessons. Our goal is to provide educators and students with artworks you can study and enjoy wherever you are.

Object Stories

Engage your students to write about meaningful objects in their own lives and objects in the Museum through this collection of activities and lessons compiled for the Museum’s Object Stories.

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989–2013

Visit the exhibition webpage for educator resources related to this powerful exhibition addressing human rights and the experiences of refugees and displaced people in Africa and South Asia. Listen to the podcast by Manuel Padilla, Executive Director of Portland Meet Portland, and students in the Refugee and Immigrant Student Empowerment (RISE) program at David Douglass High School, Portland, Oregon.

Other resources

Browse online galleries of Portland Art Museum works, including African-American Artists in the Permanent Collection and Art from the Islamic World.

Explore, a collaborative forum for reflecting on practice in the field of art museum education, founded and edited by Mike Murawski, Director of Education and Public Programs.

Visit the Crumpacker Family Library on your own or with your students. The library holds more than 35,000 volumes on visual art and offers public computers, wireless Internet service, an audio-visual viewing station, and research assistance. Open by appointment. Please contact the Library at 503-276-4215 or

Educator Workshops

Exploring Race and Social Justice through Art at the Museum
January 21, 2016

Evening for Educators

Constructing Identity
March 15, 2017