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 Museum is pleased to report several significant gifts to the Connections Campaign to expand and renovate the Museum campus to make it more accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
Portland City Council approved the ordinance change allowing the Museum to move ahead with the proposed Rothko Pavilion project.
Korean lantern making workshop and gift of lantern sparked by the Museum’s repatriation of Five Buddhas painting.
Jeannie Kenmotsu continues a legacy of Japanese print scholarship at the Museum thanks to Japan Foundation.
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.
The Portland Art Museum has revised its plans for the Rothko Pavilion to better reflect and serve the community. Named for artist and former Portland resident, Mark Rothko the Pavilion will connect the Museum’s two buildings and ensure access for people of all ages and abilities. In response to public feedback, the Pavilion will welcome everyone, including individuals with bicycles or pets, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Summer at the Museum may be missing the sights and sounds of school students on tours, but the education team kept busy hosting educational, interactive conferences, workshops, and events. Including the Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference (TPS), a two-day workshop on East Asian art, and a celebration of classical Indian arts. While each was different from another, all were essential in propelling the education department forward.
Governor Kate Brown recently announced two artists and three organizations as winners of the newly relaunched 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards. Two of the winners were nominated by the Museum—Portland artist Arvie Smith (Lifetime Achievement Award) and The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.
Museum visit to Korea completes the three-year story of Five Buddhas.