Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design uses design at a community level to find housing solutions.
Last year the Portland based architecture firm SERA Architects developed a sleeping pod for the POD Initiative, a project that set the standard for affordable housing options for the Portland houseless community. This year, in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, and Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design they re-designed the pod using plywood. John Yeon was a pioneer of plywood house construction and plywood was invented here in Portland.
In conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, local architecture firm SERA, in partnership with Portland State University’s Center for Public Interest Design, designed a plywood pod house that will be constructed on site on Sunday, August 20. Lead designer Timothy Bestor talks about the design process.
It is with great sadness that the Museum notes the passing of Prudence (Prue) Miller. Prue was a special member of our Museum community.
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.