Rediscovery of Museum Egyptian Scarab Collection

The Museum has recently finished a year-long project with local Egyptologist, John Sarr, to catalog and digitize its important collection of over 1,350 ancient Egyptian scarabs and seals.

Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976), Branded Head, 2003, from the series Branded, Chromogenic print, Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, ©Hank Willis Thomas

Museum receives grant for Hank Willis Thomas exhibition

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…. The exhibition, slated for Fall 2019 highlights the work of an artist devoted to reframing perspectives on difficult issues central to American history and the representation of race and the politics of visual culture.

The lantern artist Jang Jin-ik and his work Fulfillment of Emptiness II at the Korean gallery.

Lotus lanterns light up Portland

Korean lantern making workshop and gift of lantern sparked by the Museum’s repatriation of Five Buddhas painting.

Matsubara Naoko, Tibetan Monastery A, 1986, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of the Society of American Graphic Artists, © 1986 Matsubara Naoko, 92.62

Museum receives grant to digitize Japanese print collection

The Museum is excited to announce a 2017 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This two-year grant supports the Japanese Print Initiative, which will create online access to the Museum’s collection of almost 3,000 traditional and modern Japanese prints, books, and portfolios.