Categories
Community Connect

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

Categories
Community

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

Categories
Community

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

Categories
Community

Community Update April 2022

To our friends, neighbors, and community,  Our winter and spring have been brightened by outstanding exhibitions like Queen Nefertari’s Egypt and Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, the latter of which is bringing an average of 9,000 visitors per week downtown and into the galleries. We also continue to uplift and highlight local artists…  Read more

Categories
Community Discover

Spring 2022 Miller Family Free Days Announced

March 20, April 24, June 19 Timed-entry ticket reservations for March 20 are available beginning March 16 The Museum is pleased to share three upcoming Miller Family Free Day opportunities for visitors to reserve free admission tickets to the galleries. March 20 (ticket reservations available beginning 3/16) Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, timed-entry…  Read more

Categories
Discover

The Northwest Film Center is now PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow

The Portland Art Museum announced tonight a new name for the Northwest Film Center—PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow. The new name, which was revealed during the third annual Cinema Unbound Awards on March 8, positions the 50-year-old organization for a more expansive future.  Founded in 1971 as the Northwest Film Study Center,…  Read more

Categories
Community

Brooke Jacobson In Memoriam

It is with sadness that the Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum share the passing of Brooke Jacobson, co-founder of the Northwest Film Center. Along with Bob Summers, she co-founded the Northwest Film Center in 1971 and was responsible for developing programs such as Filmmakers in the Schools until 1974.  When asked about her…  Read more

Categories
Discover

NW Film Center reopens Whitsell Auditorium with matinees celebrating Cinema Unbound Awards honorees

The Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum will reopen on February 26, 2022, with weekend matinee programming from the Northwest Film Center featuring work by this year’s Cinema Unbound Awards honorees—Not Content To Be Contained: Work by the Cinema Unbound Awardees 2022. The Northwest Film Center’s annual Cinema Unbound Awards honor groundbreaking multi-media artists,…  Read more

Categories
Community Connect Learn

MLK Day: Community Events & Numz Bodega Merch Drop

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, Jaleesa Johnston, Head of Public Programs at the Museum, suggests the resources and events listed below. Also be sure to visit the Numz Bodega to browse and buy shirts, hats, jewelry, accessories, and more from Black-owned businesses. More details are below. MLK Day…  Read more

Categories
Discover

Year End Picks for What to Watch (and listen) To

By Amy Dotson, Northwest Film Center Director and PAM Curator, Film and New Media Out of the 12,000 films released in 2021, plus countless other cinematic works somewhat awkwardly pigeon-holed as “limited series,” “shows,” “anthology,” “premium content,” “same-day premieres,” “podcast” or “immersive storytelling,” these were not the “best” (because right now, who wants to rank…  Read more