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Portland Art Museum prepares for expansion

Relocation of loading dock underway; readies Museum for expansion and renovations designed to make the Museum more accessible, contributing to downtown’s revitalization Following a decade of planning and community engagement, the Portland Art Museum began work this week on the relocation of its main loading dock from the plaza facing the South Park Blocks to…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound: 22 Stories in 2022 That Pushed the Boundaries of What’s Possible

PAM CUT Director Amy Dotson reflects on her favorite stories of the past year that underscore our interconnectedness. These 2022 films, series, animated magnum opuses—and yes, there’s even two good ol’ fashioned cinematically wild books thrown in there—really captured the spirit of where we are right now, no longer content to be contained by one…  Read more

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Community Update: December 2022

To our friends, neighbors, and community,  With 2022 coming to a close, we have much to reflect on and to celebrate, including the Museum’s 130th anniversary, which we marked with a Miller Family Free Day on December 11th. These last months of the year have been full of activity in our galleries and spaces. The…  Read more

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Portland Art Museum Announces 2023 Exhibition Schedule

Major 2023 highlights include Guillermo del Toro’s visionary craft, a Hito Steyerl U.S. premiere, Black Artists of Oregon, Africa Fashion from the V&A, and Cinema Unbound Awards, plus a newly announced Botticelli masterpiece. The Portland Art Museum announces its slate of special exhibitions for 2023, which includes the just-announced Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio  (June…  Read more

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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