For the third year, the Museum is honored to be participating in the MEPI Student Leaders Program (formerly called U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative or MEPI)—a partnership with Portland State University. The highly competitive program selects students from countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
This Sunday, June 18th, marks the last chance for visitors to experience an incredible special exhibition that has been on view here at the Portland Art Museum since January — Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art. Featuring 100 inspiring works of art from more than 80 artists, this exhibition has been a meaningful journey of learning, dialogue, and connection for so many here in our Portland community.
Join us for our Spring Annual Appeal, campaign in support of the public programming that surrounds each of our exhibitions. Exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum are enhanced by a wide assortment of educational activities, lectures, tours, community partnerships, and interactive media projects.
It is with great sadness that the Portland Art Museum notes the passing of dedicated leader and loyal supporter Melvin (Pete) Mark Jr.
When I received the invitation from PDX Jazz and the Portland Art Museum to present a concert in honor of International Jazz Day, I knew immediately that I wanted to tie the performance closely to the Constructing Identity exhibit. This expansive exhibition is a powerful lens through which to view over a century of African-American formation, exploration, and reinvention of identity – much of it in the face of dehumanizing racism and oppression.
This fall, the Museum and NW Film Center celebrate Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a groundbreaking view behind-the-curtain into the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.
The Portland Art Museum worked with the Portland 3D Printing Lab to create 3D printed plastic Rodin sculptures for Rodin Remix, the hands-on space that supports the exhibition Rodin: The Human Experience.
Rodin Remix provides visitors with hands-on knowledge of Rodin’s forms, and teases out two elements of his process – his reuse of old fragments in new works of art, and his mass-production of sculptures – using 3D printed versions of Rodin’s sculptures.
In an extraordinary appearance, Two Orchids by renowned artist Isa Genzken rises outside the Portland Art Museum, white blooms balanced on stems measuring three stories tall. Rendered in cast aluminum and stainless steel, the outsized flowers have the scale of a monument; but as a monument it is a complicated one.
The Portland Art Museum joins museums and cultural institutions across the country in opposition to the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The arts are essential to our shared humanity and provide unparalleled opportunities for reflection, creative expression, and most importantly, connection to each other.
A new website spotlights the campaign to expand the Museum.
Nourishing bodies and souls with good food, good company, and art.