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Write Around PAM: Kehinde Wiley

Art invites us deeper into stories. Writing is an especially powerful way to slow down, connect and explore those stories. We invite you to spend some time today with this piece by Kehinde Wiley, noticing what comes up as you put pen to paper. Before or after you write, take some time to learn about…  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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Launching Journal On!

How we journey through this moment, one page at a time. What’s it like being you right now? How has your life been changed? How will you look back on this moment? We want to hear from you! The Portland Art Museum, Portland Public Schools, and Create More, Fear Less are assembling one enduring art…  Read more

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Fresh Films LGBT Pride

Selections from Fresh Film Northwest—the Northwest Film Center’s annual survey of teen-made films—made by and about young people in the LGBTQ communities of the Pacific Northwest.

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July Reopening & New Exhibition Schedule

Beginning July 16, the Museum will reopen some of its galleries and welcome a limited number of visitors to ensure everyone’s health and well-being. Over the summer, more galleries of the Museum will be reopened as conditions allow. The schedule of exhibitions that were postponed due to the COVID-19 closure has also been updated, including the extension of…  Read more

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Acknowledging the role of our museum in oppression

Last week, the Museum and Northwest Film Center shared a message of solidarity with our Black community, staff, and partners in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abery, and far too many others. After posting that message to our social media channels, we received some questions, comments, and challenges that…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Monsters and Men

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Monsters and Men Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green Monsters and Men is screening for free on YouTube via NEON. The best independent films not only introduce viewers to new ways of seeing but also hold within a unique perspective and personal artistic vision unlike…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Isaka Shamsud-Din

“For several years I sketched at a bar next door to my studio with the idea to capture some of that life, the meshing of figures/shapes, personalities, and my reflections. The painting is named after a Black motorcycle club whose members sometimes relaxed there. Contrary to stereotype, no violent incidents occurred there in the nine…  Read more

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Black Lives Matter

We at the Portland Art Museum stand in solidarity with our staff, partners, and community members to demand justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and far too many other Black and Brown lives lost to police violence and a culture of white supremacy. As one of the oldest…  Read more

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy, Daughters of the Dust & Select Criterion Films Screen for Free Civil rights legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx will be free for the month of June in light of the George Floyd protests. “We believe in the power of story,” representatives from Warner Bros. said in a statement. “Our film Just…  Read more