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Write Around PAM: Gonzalo Fonseca

This Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, is U.S. Election Day. We Oregonians fill out our ballots at home, return them by mail or by drop box, and then we wait. The results—the decisions we will have made collectively as communities and as a country—will likely have reverberations here at home, at our very own kitchen tables.…  Read more

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Artists Carrie Mae Weems and Marie Watt among new slate of Museum trustees

The Portland Art Museum welcomed prominent artists Carrie Mae Weems and Marie Watt to its Board of Trustees in its virtual annual meeting earlier this month.  “I am so honored and excited that Carrie Mae Weems and Marie Watt accepted our invitation to help lead our institution at this crucial time,” said Brian Ferriso, Director…  Read more

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Select Gallery Rotations Begin

In order to offer access to more of the Museum’s galleries while still observing COVID guidelines, beginning Thursday, October 29, some galleries will be open on a rotating basis. Under our new schedule, floors 2, 2M, and 3 in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art (CMCA) will be open Thursdays and Sundays; floors…  Read more

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Re:Imagine Artist Fund Relief Grants Announced

Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center announce recipients of Re:Imagine Artist Fund relief grants and support for artists totaling over $200,000 In the fund’s first phases, the Museum and Film Center are providing grants to 45 artists to provide economic relief and sustain their creative practices during the coronavirus pandemic. The Portland Art Museum…  Read more

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New on View: Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Morris Louis, Donald Judd

The Museum is hosting a series of special loans this fall. On your next visit, please stop by the first and second levels of the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art to take a look. —Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Lola, The…  Read more

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Daily art Moment: Sanford Biggers

PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 visual-artist initiative from VOTE.ORG that encourages and empowers citizens to exercise their right to vote. It’s urgent to PLAN YOUR VOTE. In Oregon, ensure that you receive your mail-in ballot by following these steps by October 13. ☑ Register to vote if you haven’t already.☑ Verify your registration.☑ Check your absentee…  Read more

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1,001 art kits and counting: Sharing an extraordinary time through Journal On!

Last spring, as it became clear that the pandemic shutdown would stretch through the summer and beyond, and that most in-person camps would be canceled and pools closed, PAM Learning and Community Partnerships staff gathered over Zoom with Carolyn Hazel Drake, Portland Public Schools Visual Arts district leader, and Kathleen Lane, Program Director at 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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Racial Equity: The Museum and Representation of Black Artists

The Portland Art Museum has received and welcomed critical feedback regarding our permanent collection, the representation of Black artists, and the interpretation and scholarship around their works. These calls have grown louder, sparked by the groundswell of focus on racial inequity and justice after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many…  Read more