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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 Paola Rodriguez at or 503-276-4312.

Visit our Flickr page for photos from Patron Society events.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 7, 2018

Unveiling of Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria
Join us for the official unveiling of Felipe Diriksen’s Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria (1630) with Dawson Carr, The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art. Acquired in 2017, the newly restored and reframed portrait of the future Holy Roman Empress returns to the Museum following its five month conservation.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Please Participate Reception
Celebrate the Museum’s recent acquisition of Jeppe Hein’s Please Participate (2015) at a special reception and private viewing with Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Patron Summer Party
Save the date for an exclusive evening of design, music and dinner en plein air in the Evan H. Roberts Sculpture Mall in celebration of the landmark exhibition The Shape of Speed.


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:

  • 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