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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

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Art and Conversation: The Art of Reading

Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. with Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Drawingsvia a live Zoom Webinar and Facebook Livestream Join the Curator of Prints and Drawings, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph.D., in a discussion about the exhibition, The Art of Reading. Featuring original posters, magazine covers, and book covers, this exhibition explores the…  Read more

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Black Lives Matter Banner

The Museum and Northwest Film Center stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. As we prepare to reopen after these past few months of closure due to COVID-19—a time when we saw massive protests against police brutality in our city and around the world—we share a symbol of our support.  What is Black Lives Matter?…  Read more

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Museum and NW Film Center Announce Artist Fund

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center are pleased to announce an Artist Fund to provide immediate emergency assistance to visual, cinematic, and new media artists during the coronavirus pandemic and to support and sustain their creative work through the long-term recovery. The Fund will distribute $100,000 to artists living in Oregon or Clark…  Read more

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Portland Art Museum reopens on July 16 with four free admission days

The Portland Art Museum announces a limited reopening of its galleries on July 16 following a four-month closure in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Museum begins welcoming back visitors with four free admission days, July 16–19. “There’s no better way to heal and to learn than making it possible for everyone to connect with…  Read more

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The Numberz Juneteenth Teach-In

Juneteenth Teach-In 2020: Blackness in Focus June 19, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. June 19th is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with…  Read more

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In solidarity, demanding racial justice

We stand in solidarity with our community, staff, and partners demanding racial justice. We speak the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others to honor their lives and acknowledge the persistent institutional racism that is to blame for their deaths. We also recognize our own museum’s role in supporting systems…  Read more

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Mark Rothko play on PBS

Don’t miss the chance to see John Logan’s acclaimed play Red, now streaming on PBS.org through May 27. Mark Rothko has deep roots in Portland and a special connection to the Portland Art Museum. Portland was his home as a youth after immigrating from Latvia and he took his first art classes and received his…  Read more

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Mount St. Helens Eruption 40th Anniversary Partner Programs

The exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art, marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption and examines artists’ responses to the awesome beauty and power of the volcano. While the physical exhibition remains closed and planned programs and events canceled, we are pleased to share a sampling of programs from organizations around the region…  Read more