Rothko Pavilion

Portland Art Museum prepares for expansion

Relocation of loading dock underway; readies Museum for expansion and renovations designed to make the Museum more accessible, contributing to downtown’s revitalization Following a decade of planning and community engagement, the Portland Art Museum began work this week on the relocation of its main loading dock from the plaza facing the South Park Blocks to…  Read more


Portland Art Museum Announces 2023 Exhibition Schedule

Major 2023 highlights include Guillermo del Toro’s visionary craft, a Hito Steyerl U.S. premiere, Black Artists of Oregon, Africa Fashion from the V&A, and Cinema Unbound Awards, plus a newly announced Botticelli masterpiece. The Portland Art Museum announces its slate of special exhibitions for 2023, which includes the just-announced Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio  (June…  Read more


Community Update August 2022

To our friends, neighbors, and community,  We finished the spring season on an incredibly high note as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism closed with record levels of attendance. More than 300,000 visitors experienced this popular exhibition and its related programming that included live mural painting by local artists, a dual-language family guide, and…  Read more

Community Learn

Happy Disability Pride Month!

When Portland Art Museum was founded 130 years ago, accessibility and inclusion were not priorities. We acknowledge that much of our institutional structure has led to inaccessibility and the marginalization of Disabled and Deaf visitors, artists, staff, docents, volunteers, and community members.  Much has changed in our society and the museum since. This month we…  Read more

Community Discover

Newly acquired works by Nohemí Pérez on view in special exhibition

Starting July 30, 2022 three powerful artworks by Colombian artist Nohemí Pérez will be on view as part of the new special exhibition Traces, presenting poetic reflections on memory in contemporary art by seven international artists. Nohemí Pérez creates multidisciplinary work that reflects upon humanity’s relationship to the natural world and the tensions that arise…  Read more