Find resources on this page to support distance learning and self-guided visits. You may also want to preview current exhibitions, search the permanent collection online, and watch videos of artist and curator lectures.
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.
Write Around PAM
Museum partner Write Around Portland provides creative writing prompts related to works in the permanent collection. This archive will continue to grow throughout fall 2020 and inspire writers of all ages.
Gallery Bingo for Self-Guided K-8 School and Family Visits
Special Exhibitions with Resources for Educators
- Jeffrey Gibson: They Come From Fire
- Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe
- Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism
- Ansel Adams in Our Time
- Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages
- Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
- Volcano!: Mount St. Helens in Art
- Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…
- Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles
- Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
- Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989–2013
Memory and Public Space: An Educator UnConference
How do we use public space to remember? How do monuments, parks, neighborhoods, and streets work as sites to memorialize, create, negotiate—and even forget—history? The Portland Art Museum is collaborating with museums and cultural organizations across the state to provide resources for exploring these questions and ideas with students. See the RESOURCE GUIDE, including sections on: Multimedia Resources for Classroom Use, Pre-Recorded Presentations, and Lessons and Articles.
CREATE MORE Workshop Videos
Join five artists on a creative journey to discover, celebrate, and share the amazing, unique, powerful, and lovable you. Portland Art Museum is excited to partner with Create More, Fear Less and artists from many backgrounds and disciplines to provide video-based curriculum that uses creative practices to build on social-emotional learning goals. Each artist has created a series of eight, resilience-building workshop videos for teachers, counselors, and parents to share with students of all ages. Explore the video playlist.
Educator Workshop: Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts for Meaningful Student Engagement
October 8, 2020
The arts and creative practices can play an important role in developing students’ self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills and other core competencies of social-emotional learning. This workshop, presented in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Create More, Fear Less, offers connections between SEL and the Arts for teaching in all subject areas. Review the pre-workshop and post-workshop reading, including the Creative Challenge and racial equity resources. Watch the video of the workshop.
Browse online galleries of Portland Art Museum works, including African-American Artists in the Permanent Collection and Art from the Islamic World.
Educator Workshop: Exploring Race and Social Justice through Art at the Museum – January 21, 2016
Explore ArtMuseumTeaching.com, a collaborative forum for reflecting on practice in the field of art museum education, founded and edited by Mike Murawski, former Director of Learning and Community Partnerships.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.