Pink Martini photo by Chris Hornbecker.

Paige Powell: The Ride
Still from The Ride, 2015, 3-channel color digital projection; 18:42 min., Image courtesy of the artist.

Kenny Scharf, Cosmic Cavern. Courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery. Photo Joshua White/JWPictures.com.
Kenny Scharf, Cosmic Cavern. Courtesy Honor Fraser Gallery. Photo Joshua
White/JWPictures.com.

Pink Martini performs at Paige Powell opening November 4

We’re thrilled to announce an opening reception on November 4 for Paige Powell: The Ride, featuring performances by special guest Pink Martini. Visitors will enjoy special preview access to Paige Powell’s multimedia installation and be immersed in the 1980s New York art scene of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.

Party-goers will also preview a companion exhibition of Scharf’s installation Cosmic Cavern, which immerses viewers in a day-glo universe densely packed with graffiti tags, detritus, and everyday objects reimagined as cartoon personalities. Both Paige Powell: The Ride and Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern will be on view to the public from November 5, 2015, through February 21, 2016.

Portland native Powell is a native a longtime friend of Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, whose “little orchestra” appears at the Museum fresh off its European tour. The beloved Portland ensemble will keep the opening party hopping with an evening of globe-trotting, genre-crossing music and dancing in the Kridel Grand Ballroom, transporting listeners to the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, a French music hall in the 1930s, or a palazzo in Napoli.

6 – 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 4. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the opening reception on November 4 are $40 and available online in limited quantity until sold out. No-host bar and food. Sorry, we are unable to take phone orders for tickets. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.

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Feb
11
Sat
This is the Future: An Artist Talk with Hito Steyerl
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This is the Future: An Artist Talk with Hito Steyerl @ Whitsell Auditorium

In This is the Future, artist Hito Steyerl combines storytelling, video projection, sculpture, and spatial intervention to envision a potential future of empowered plants evolving through artificial intelligence. The exhibition opens with a short film about the long-held human desire to predict the future and the failure to achieve this using AI. Join us for this opening talk, where Steyerl looks more closely at how so-called AI art has regressed in the meantime.

Hito Steyerl (born 1 January 1966) is a German filmmaker and writer, and lives in Berlin.

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Co-sponsored by Reed College Art Department and the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery

Feb
15
Wed
Evening for Educators: Hito Steyerl: This is the Future
Feb 15 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening for Educators: Hito Steyerl: This is the Future

This is the Future, by the film and new media artist Hito Steyerl, explores a vibrant, imagined garden through an immersive environment of video projection, sculpture, and architectural intervention. Steyerl is one of the foremost artists offering critical reflections on the complexities of the digital world, global capitalism, and the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for society. Join us for an educator program to deepen your understanding of Steyerl’s work, make connections to your teaching, and prepare for a class visit.

5:15 – 5:50 p.m.
Main Museum, 2nd floor
Self-guided visit to This is the Future. Please enter the museum on the courtyard side by the gift shop.

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Miller Gallery, Mark Building
Presentation and discussion with Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Senior Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, and Learning and Community Partnerships staff.

Admission is free. Light refreshments provided. PDU credits available.

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Feb
18
Sat
AR // Navigating a New Medium
Feb 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
AR // Navigating a New Medium @ PAM CUT

Artist Instructor: Heather Dunaway Smith
Cost: $50 – Get $20 off if you also register for Immersive Ink // Bridging 2D to 3D with Augmented Reality

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This course will cover the unique capabilities/constraints of AR, the current AR landscape (technologies/tools), as well as AR design principles (including visual design, interaction design, and audio design.) We will also cover the workflow, best practices, and how to go about building and learning in an emergent field. This course is designed for everyone, but may be especially helpful for folks working in another creative field.

Artist Instructor bio:
Heather Dunaway Smith is an award-winning interactive artist that blends storytelling, illustration, animation, sound design, and interaction design into immersive art experiences. After a childhood spent in the theater (performing and playwriting), she became interested in blurring the line between art and audience, by creating experiences where the participant is the protagonist.

After receiving her B.A. in Interactive Multimedia from Columbia, she began working with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies (Snap, Adobe, Meta, Harley Davidson, The Art Institute of Chicago, Highlights), on a wide range of projects, including websites, apps, mobile games, immersive museum exhibits, and AR/VR artworks. In 2020, she was awarded an AR artist residency at Adobe. In 2021, she became a Snap partner and began designing and developing experiences for their AR glasses, the Next Spectacles. Her art has been exhibited around the globe (Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver, Denver, and Portland) and in 2022, she curated and produced the AR Art Gallery at Adobe MAX.

Feb
19
Sun
Immersive Ink // Bridging 2D to 3D with Augmented Reality
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Immersive Ink // Bridging 2D to 3D with Augmented Reality @ PAM CUT

Ages 18+

Artist Instructor: Heather Dunaway Smith
Cost: $300 – Get $20 off if you also register for AR // Navigating a New Medium

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Transform your artwork into a spatial AR art experience!
The workshop will start with an introduction to Aero, Adobe’s free AR software. Then, we will cover AR workflow, best practices, and design principles, including visual design, interaction design, and audio design. Students will then build their own AR experiences using their original artwork as the anchor for the AR experience. At the end of the day, we will create a gallery of the artworks and will share the newly created AR experiences together.

Required Materials:

  • A digital artwork (to be printed & used as the image anchor for the AR experience)
  • A laptop with your favorite art creation software (Photoshop, After Effects, Blender, etc) and Adobe Aero installed.
  • A mobile device (phone or tablet) with Adobe Aero installed.
    • PAM CUT can provide if necessary

Prerequisite:
comfort with digital art-making tools

Artist Instructor bio:
Heather Dunaway Smith is an award-winning interactive artist that blends storytelling, illustration, animation, sound design, and interaction design into immersive art experiences. After a childhood spent in the theater (performing and playwriting), she became interested in blurring the line between art and audience, by creating experiences where the participant is the protagonist.

After receiving her B.A. in Interactive Multimedia from Columbia, she began working with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies (Snap, Adobe, Meta, Harley Davidson, The Art Institute of Chicago, Highlights), on a wide range of projects, including websites, apps, mobile games, immersive museum exhibits, and AR/VR artworks. In 2020, she was awarded an AR artist residency at Adobe. In 2021, she became a Snap partner and began designing and developing experiences for their AR glasses, the Next Spectacles. Her art has been exhibited around the globe (Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver, Denver, and Portland) and in 2022, she curated and produced the AR Art Gallery at Adobe MAX.

Miller Family Museum Free Day
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Museum Free Day @ Portland Art Museum

Enjoy free admission all day in celebration of the special exhibitions special exhibitions Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe and Jeffrey Gibson’s They Come From Fire and To Name An Other. Families and children are invited to storytelling sessions and art making activities with Indigenous educators, Karen Kitchen and Sunshine Guzman, along with an array of presentations, performances and activities planned in collaboration with Future Generations Collaborative, a community-centered organization that offers support to those impacted by FASD.

More information on special programs and Free Day schedule to come! You may reserve your free admission tickets online beginning the Wednesday prior to the free day. A limited number of tickets are also available for walk-in visitors on the day of.


Annually, 1/3 of all visitors enjoy the Museum for free or receive admission at highly reduced prices.

Since 2008, the Museum’s quarterly Miller Family Free Days have welcomed the community to visit for free and enjoy special exhibitions and programming.

Other options available year-round include free admission for children 17 and under, plus more here: Admission Access Programs

Miller Family Free Days are generously supported by Sharon L. Miller and Family. Museum access programs are generously supported by the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, Bank of America, the William H. and Mary L. Bauman Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Pamplin Foundation Endowment for the Arts, Members of the Portland Art Museum, and the Citizens of Portland through the Arts and Education Access Fund.

Apr
14
Fri
Symposium: Breaking the Chains: The Legacy of Oscar Howe
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm

In this one-and-a-half-day event, artists will join academic and community scholars to explore ideas about Oscar Howe’s life and legacy introduced in the Dakota Modern exhibition and book. Speakers will discuss the role of cultural authority in Howe’s practice as well as his art in relation to Native American politics. Other topics include the impact of Howe’s work as an educator through the summer workshop for Native students he founded, and the ongoing expression of his legacy through the work of Dakota and Lakota artists today. The symposium will begin with an inspiring keynote lecture by Lakota artist Dyani White Hawk the evening of April 14.

Speakers and other details coming soon.

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Oscar Howe in his studio, ca. 1968; Oscar Howe papers, Richardson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota
Oscar Howe in his studio, ca. 1968; Oscar Howe papers, Richardson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota
Apr
23
Sun
Miller Family Museum Free Day
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miller Family Museum Free Day @ Portland Art Museum

Enjoy free admission all day in celebration of youth arts and the long-standing community partnership between the Museum and Portland Public Schools HeART of Portland: K-12 Student Arts Showcase. Information on special programs will be shared as the date gets closer. You may reserve your free admission tickets online beginning the Wednesday prior to the free day.  A limited number of tickets are also available for walk-in visitors on the day of.


Annually, 1/3 of all visitors enjoy the Museum for free or receive admission at highly reduced prices.

Since 2008, the Museum’s quarterly Miller Family Free Days have welcomed the community to visit for free and enjoy special exhibitions and programming.

Other options available year-round include free admission for children 17 and under, plus more here: Admission Access Programs

Miller Family Free Days are generously supported by Sharon L. Miller and Family. Museum access programs are generously supported by the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, Bank of America, the William H. and Mary L. Bauman Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Pamplin Foundation Endowment for the Arts, Members of the Portland Art Museum, and the Citizens of Portland through the Arts and Education Access Fund.

May
20
Sat
Museum Free Day
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Museum Free Day @ Portland Art Museum

Enjoy free admission all day in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and in collaboration with Oregon Rises Above Hate. Free admission to select local museums will take place throughout the month of May. Information on special programs will be shared as the date gets closer. You may reserve your free admission tickets online beginning the Wednesday prior to the free day. A limited number of tickets are also available for walk-in visitors on the day of.


Annually, 1/3 of all visitors enjoy the Museum for free or receive admission at highly reduced prices.

Since 2008, the Museum’s quarterly Miller Family Free Days have welcomed the community to visit for free and enjoy special exhibitions and programming.

Other options available year-round include free admission for children 17 and under, plus more here: Admission Access Programs

Miller Family Free Days are generously supported by Sharon L. Miller and Family. Museum access programs are generously supported by the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, Bank of America, the William H. and Mary L. Bauman Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Pamplin Foundation Endowment for the Arts, Members of the Portland Art Museum, and the Citizens of Portland through the Arts and Education Access Fund.