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A Wonderful Gift from a Wonderful Team

This week was very special at our Museum. Not only did we celebrate the institution’s 129th anniversary, but today I was surprised by a wonderful gift from members of our facilities team—individuals who have gone above and beyond in securing, maintaining, and ultimately rescuing our Museum from the multiple crises we have faced over the…  Read more

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In Memoriam, Nani Warren

The Portland Art Museum shares with sadness the passing of Nani Warren. Nani was a Life Trustee in honor of her extraordinary contributions and recognized for her distinguished service. She and her late husband Bob Warren were Museum members for nearly half a century. “Nani was a dear friend to this Museum, this community, and…  Read more

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Celebrate PAM’s 129th birthday with Miller Family Free Day—gifts welcome

December 12, 2021, 10 a.m – 5 p.mTickets reservations are available beginning December 8 The Portland Art Museum announced today that it will celebrate its 129th birthday by welcoming all visitors for free on December 12, 2021. The Museum was founded as the Portland Art Association on December 12, 1892, and for well over a…  Read more

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Mary Boyle and Kaberi Banerjee Murthy Join Board of Trustees

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center welcomed two dynamic community leaders to its Board of Trustees last week during its virtual annual meeting—Mary Boyle and Kaberi Banerjee Murthy.  “We are so glad to welcome Mary and Kaberi to our Portland Art Museum community,” said Museum Director Brian Ferriso. “Our board, staff, and the…  Read more

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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