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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Related Events:

Jan
21
Tue
Art & Conversation: The Art of Reading
Jan 21 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Art & Conversation: The Art of Reading @ Miller Gallery, Mark Building

Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawings

Join the Curator of Prints and Drawings, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., in a discussion about the exhibition, The Art of Reading. Featuring original posters, magazine covers, and book covers, this exhibition explores the flourishing of artistic posters in the United States in the 1890s.

Coffee in the Miller at 9:15 a.m. and lecture in the Whitsell at 10:15 a.m.

This is a free program and everyone is welcome.

Art & Conversation is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund.

Volcano Views & Brews (Canceled)
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Volcano Views & Brews (Canceled)

The January 21 Volcano Views & Brews in Vancouver has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please visit the Mount St. Helens Institute website for more information.

Now in its 13th year, Volcano Views & Brews is a popular monthly Mount St. Helens Institute lecture series on Pacific Northwest natural and cultural history. The winter/spring series will focus exclusively on a range of topics related to Mount St. Helens’ past, present, and future. Fascinating subjects and lively speakers, as well as beer and food for purchase, will make for an enjoyable and horizon-widening evening.

The series will alternate between the Water Resources Education Center (4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington) and the Portland Art Museum.

Mount St. Helens Institute
We are excited to partner with the Mount St. Helens Institute on a series of programs, tours, and in-gallery experiences during the exhibition. Founded in 1996, the Mount St. Helens Institute connects people of all ages to Mount St. Helens and the natural world through educational programming designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation and understanding of the Pacific Northwest’s youngest and most active volcano. For more information on the organization, visit mshinstitute.org.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art

Jan
23
Thu
Public Tour: Highlights
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

New Member Tour
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

New to the Museum and want to learn more? Explore the Museum galleries and learn from the guides who know it best! Join a Museum docent for a 45-minute tour experience with other members. These tours provide an introduction to the Museum and collections, along with fun stories and personal insights along the way.

Open to all membership levels. Advance tickets not required.

Jan
24
Fri
$5 After 5
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 Museum admission after 5 p.m.

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.!

Here’s what we have in store:

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

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Portland Fine Print Fair: Benefit Preview
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Now in its seventh year, the Northwest’s only fine print fair brings together 18 premier print dealers and galleries from North America, Europe, and Asia. This benefit preview supports the activities and acquisitions of the Department of Prints and Drawings.

Learn more about Portland Fine Print Fair 2020.

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Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jan
25
Sat
Portland Fine Print Fair
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Now in its seventh year, the Northwest’s only fine print fair brings together 18 premier print dealers and galleries from North America, Europe, and Asia. A benefit preview on January 24, 6–9 p.m., supports the activities and acquisitions of the Department of Prints and Drawings.

Learn more about Portland Fine Print Fair 2020.

Public Tour: Art & Literature
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Public Tour: Contemporary Art
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jan
26
Sun
Portland Fine Print Fair
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Portland Fine Print Fair

Now in its seventh year, the Northwest’s only fine print fair brings together 18 premier print dealers and galleries from North America, Europe, and Asia. A benefit preview on January 24, 6–9 p.m., supports the activities and acquisitions of the Department of Prints and Drawings.

Learn more about Portland Fine Print Fair 2020.

Family Tour: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Public Tour: Highlights
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jan
28
Tue
Northwest Art Council: An Evening with Garth Clark
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Over the course of An Evening with Garth Clark, this distinguished scholar, critic, and provocateur will deliver A Necessary Irritant, a roller coaster ride through the Ceramic Revolution. Drawing on over 80 books, 400 monographs, essays, and reviews he has authored over the past five decades, Clark’s presentation weaves together his biography with seminal moments in 20th and 21st century contemporary ceramic art. This is the first West Coast stop on an international tour that has taken Clark through the UK, Australia, US, and Canada. Clark’s last talk in Portland on October 15, 2008, the provocative How Envy Killed the Crafts, went viral globally and was translated into more than 12 languages, produced a book, and was included in numerous anthologies.

This event is organized in collaboration with Eutectic Gallery and the University of Oregon’s Center for Art Research (CFAR), and hosted by the Northwest Art Council and supported by the University of Oregon’s Robert James Ceramics Foundation.

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Jan
30
Thu
Public Tour: Highlights
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Jan
31
Fri
$5 After 5
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 Museum admission after 5 p.m.

Every Friday evening, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.!

Here’s what we have in store:

Stay tuned to TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Learn more about Fridays at the Museum.

Purchase tickets
Public Tour: Slow Looking
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Feb
1
Sat
Public Tour: Highlights
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Blind & Low Vision Tour
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tours for Visitors who are Blind or Experience Low Vision

Please see pam.to/blindlowvision for more information and to reserve a ticket.

For questions or more information please email accesstours@pam.org or call Becky Emmert, Head of Accessibility, at 503-276-4334.

Public Tour: European Art
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.