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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 Brianna Hobbs at 503-276-4312 or

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Upcoming Events

November 20, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.

Lecture and Holiday Party
Join us for a private lecture and viewing of The Art of Reading: American Magazine Posters of the 1890’s with Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawing. We will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with an additional opportunity to find the perfect holiday gifts for family and friends at the Museum Shop at 20% off.

Patron Society Travel Opportunities

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.


  • 2019 – Aspen & Denver, CO
  • 2020 – Mexico City


  • 2019 – Mexico City (opportunity available for Leadership Circle members and above)
  • 2017 – Münster & Kassel, Germany, Venice & Milan, Italy (opportunity available for Leadership Circle members and above)
  • 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

*Our Patron Society travel opportunities are initially offered to Leadership Circle members and above. These opportunities are then offered to other members when there is capacity available.