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In Memoriam: Jim Winkler

It is with great sadness that the Museum shares the news of the passing of Trustee Jim Winkler. Below is a message from Portland Art Museum Director Brian Ferriso. I first met Jim before I began my position in Portland, meeting him at the airport’s baggage claim when I arrived for my interview to be Director…  Read more

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Eunice Kim on Shades of Light

“Eunice Kim’s collagraph monoprints are intimate, meticulous constructions. Works in the Tessellations series are created from three-inch square monoprints—each individually inked and printed—which are then assembled to create a composite whole.  She deposits tiny dots of modeling paste upon her printing matrix, then hand-polishes each dot to her desired height and contour.  Kim has called the…  Read more

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PAM CUT Announces 2022 Sustainability Labs Fellows

PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow’s unique Sustainability Labs returns this year with a new slate of multi-disciplinary, mid-career artists working at the intersection of art, technology and storytelling.  The Sustainability Labs focuses on U.S.-based creators, artists, directors, and producers looking to change their personal models of creative, financial, and business sustainability. The…  Read more

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Museum Awarded Major Grants for Black Artists of Oregon Exhibition

The Portland Art Museum was recently awarded two major grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Meyer Memorial Trust’s Justice Oregon for Black Lives initiative in support of Black Artists of Oregon (opening June 10, 2023).  Black Artists of Oregon, highlighting and celebrating the work of Black artists in and…  Read more

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Community Update August 2022

To our friends, neighbors, and community,  We finished the spring season on an incredibly high note as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism closed with record levels of attendance. More than 300,000 visitors experienced this popular exhibition and its related programming that included live mural painting by local artists, a dual-language family guide, and…  Read more

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Happy Disability Pride Month!

When Portland Art Museum was founded 130 years ago, accessibility and inclusion were not priorities. We acknowledge that much of our institutional structure has led to inaccessibility and the marginalization of Disabled and Deaf visitors, artists, staff, docents, volunteers, and community members.  Much has changed in our society and the museum since. This month we…  Read more

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Newly acquired works by Nohemí Pérez on view in special exhibition

Starting July 30, 2022 three powerful artworks by Colombian artist Nohemí Pérez will be on view as part of the new special exhibition Traces, presenting poetic reflections on memory in contemporary art by seven international artists. Nohemí Pérez creates multidisciplinary work that reflects upon humanity’s relationship to the natural world and the tensions that arise…  Read more

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Swimming Home: Nine Objects Repatriated to Tlingit Tribe

The Museum and tribal leaders held a transfer ceremony in Portland before nine objects of cultural patrimony were repatriated to the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Nine objects of cultural patrimony removed from Wrangell, Alaska, in the 1930s and 1940s are now back home in the hands of the Naanya.aayí…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: María Izquierdo

Change is truly the only constant in our lives. We are tied to endless cycles: the sun rises and sets, seasons are reflected in the weather, we appease our appetites only to have hunger return, the seeds we plant mature and wither. Even the pandemic, which has dominated our lives for the last two years,…  Read more

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Frida and Diego Are Here: The Life and Work of IDEAL PDX Mural Artists

Although the exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism highlights a specific moment in history, many of the artists working in partnership with this show offer dynamic reflections on the current presence of Mexican Modernism’s legacy, resisting static and linear interpretations. IDEAL PDX, a collaborative group of Latino artists established in 2010, is in partnership…  Read more