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Minari

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Minari. Your ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word. A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search…  Read more

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Oregon Media Arts Fellowship

Artist Fellowships honor Oregon’s professional artists and their achievements while supporting efforts to advance their careers. Oregon Media Arts Fellowships provide financial and other support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work or works-in-progress. Review panels look for Oregon artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and…  Read more

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Podcast— Ansel Adams: In Our Time

Coming soon to the Portland Art Museum is a special exhibition featuring the work of esteemed photographer Ansel Adams and the contemporary photographers he influenced. On this episode of Art Unbound, Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography, speaks with the exhibition’s originating curator, Karen Haas, MFA Boston’s Lane Senior Curator of Photographs. Julia…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett created these lithographs in honor of Margaret Walker’s seminal poem “For My People.” Rather than illustrating the poem literally, Catlett transforms Walker’s powerful words about Black experience into iconic images. Together, Catlett’s words and Walker’s text explore hope and despair, as well as the simple joys of life. Writing and visual art so…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Ralph Chessé

Ralph Chessé experimented with a variety of styles from cubism to expressionism throughout his career, and the form of his work ranged from murals to puppetry, though painting took precedence. Much of his work prior to 1956 addresses African American themes or concerns, including his boyhood in New Orleans. In his retirement, he relocated to…  Read more

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Sea Creatures light up Museum courtyard

Immersive light and sound installation kicks off new series with Mobile Projection Unit, beginning with the Portland Winter Light (non)Festival Sea Creatures ONE NIGHT ONLY:  This Friday, February 5, 7–9 p.m.Hank Willis Thomas neon LOVERULES: included in Winter Light (non)Festival, February 5–6 and 12–13 In a night of immersive light and projection installation, the Portland Art Museum…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Jonathan Calm

In the self-portrait Double Vision (Record), artist Jonathan Calm assumes the position of past and present-day landscape photographers—standing under a dark cloth, using a large-format view camera. He poses in the act of creating an image of the California coastline, a site long favored by revered “masters” of photography like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Neil Meitzler

Both visual art and creative writing can invite us into abstract thoughts, a chance to step away from the traditional narrative and into a different way of thinking, seeing, speaking. We invite you to spend some time in the abstract today, using this piece by Northwest painter Neil Meitzler as inspiration. “While our existence momentarily…  Read more

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Podcast—Working Outside Your Walls: Navigating Museum Learning & Community During a Pandemic

Portland Art Museum’s Director of Learning & Community Partnerships, Stephanie Parrish, is joined by her counterpart at the Denver Art Museum, Heather Nielsen, to discuss the ins and outs of museum learning and how they’ve had to shift all that they do in response to a world where in-person programming is on hold. This episode is part…  Read more

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The Northwest Film Center’s 44th Annual Portland International Film Festival

First Wave Programming Revealed March 5–14, 2021 (PORTLAND, OR) — The 44th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 44) is proud to announce the first wave of titles and special events. Taking place March 5 – 14, 2021, PIFF 44 is a program of the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center, one of the oldest and…  Read more