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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

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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