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Patron Society events are a wonderful way for Patrons to learn, share, socialize, and be inspired by a world of art. Members of the Patron Society are offered a host of exclusive opportunities throughout the year, including invitations to major exhibition openings, customized travel opportunities, behind-the-scenes private art viewings in the homes of local collectors, and much more.

For more information, contact Susan Whittaker at or 503-276-4331.

Visit our Flickr page for photos from Patron Society events.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Memory Unearthed Talk & Reception
Please join Julia Dolan, PhD, The Minor White Curator of Photography and Judith Margles, Director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for a private viewing and discussion of Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Paris 1900 Gala
Save the date for the Portland Art Museum annual gala in celebration of the grandeur of Paris 1900.


Delve deep into the arts and culture of select destinations. Patron Society trips feature luxurious accommodations, private collection viewings, and behind-the-scenes access to museums, galleries, and other fascinating art destinations. Destinations include:

  • 2019 – Mexico City
  • 2017 – Münster & Kassel, Germany, Venice & Milan, Italy
  • 2016 – Boston, MA
  • 2014 – Napa Valley, CA & Washington, D.C.
  • 2013 – Houston, TX
  • 2012 – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 – Dallas, TX
  • 2010 – Chicago, IL
  • 2009 – New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA