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Sustainability Labs Support U.S. Multi-Media Storytellers

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum announce selected 2021 Fellows working at the intersection of art and cinematic storytelling The Northwest Film Center (NWFC) and Portland Art Museum are pleased to announce the 2021 Fellows for their inaugural Sustainability Labs. Beginning October 18, 2021, the six-month program is designed to ensure that talented,…  Read more

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Latinx heritage community playlist

In honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, we have crafted a community playlist with input from staff and Latinx community members. Jumping across genres, time, and cultures, this playlist strives to showcase the diversity of Latinx music from all over the world, and with some local artists to boot. The best way to listen…  Read more

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Equity and Inclusion Update September 2021

In our continuing effort to increase communication and transparency around equity and inclusion work at the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center, this update from the Equity Team (covering summer 2021) recounts initiatives, partnerships, programs, and exhibitions that are moving our racial equity work forward. Our hope remains, that by sharing honestly and openly,…  Read more

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Community Update September 2021

To our friends, neighbors, and larger community, This past year, and certainly the past few months have challenged us all greatly. While the enthusiasm of returning to normal has been tempered by a new coronavirus variant, I want to take this opportunity to share with you how the Museum and NW Film Center have stayed…  Read more

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Painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens now on view

New in the galleries! Peter Paul RubensFlemish, 1577–1640The Virgin and Christ Child with Saints Elizabethand John the Baptist, 1611–14Oil on woodPrivate Collection, L2020.36.1 On view through mid-September 2021 In this beautifully rendered scene by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), on loan to the Portland Art Museum from a private collection, the beloved devotional…  Read more

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Grief

We have no words that can express the magnitude and range of emotions that our BIPOC community members are feeling following the guilty verdicts handed down this past Tuesday. The news comes both as a relief and reminder of pain as we continue to see the brutal murders of Black and brown people. We hold…  Read more

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Museum Welcomes Visitors Back In Two-Phase Spring 2021 Reopening

Phase one reopening April 10Phase two reopening May 5, including Ansel Adams in Our Time The Portland Art Museum announced today a phased reopening of the galleries following the second pandemic-related closure ordered by Governor Kate Brown in November 2020. Beginning April 10, the Museum will allow visitor access to all galleries, except the main…  Read more

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Gift Ideas that Give Twice!

While the Museum and Northwest Film Center are currently closed to help stem the rise in COVID-19, there are still many great ways to give the gift of art, film, and new media while also offering vital support. Museum Membership: Memberships are key to the survival of cultural institutions as we all weather the impact…  Read more

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Four Week COVID Closure

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center will be closed for four weeks effective Wednesday, November 18, in accordance with orders from Oregon Governor Kate Brown. The Museum remains open with limited capacity on Saturday and Sunday, November 14–15. Visitors with advance timed-entry tickets during our closure time will be automatically refunded.  We look…  Read more

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Museum Supports Youth Art Experiences This Summer

This month the Portland Art Museum will begin to distribute several thousand art kits to youth throughout the Portland region as well as into more rural communities of the Columbia River Gorge. The art kits complement Journal On!, a recently launched community art and writing project developed in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Create…  Read more