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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 our popular Volcano! and Art and Race Matters exhibitions. We are thrilled to announce new dates for Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism and Ansel Adams in Our Time, which were originally slated for this summer and fall.

As we begin welcoming the community back into our galleries, visitors can expect a number of changes that prioritize the health and safety of staff and visitors, following the guidelines set forth by the Governor and Oregon Health Authority for museums. Health precautions will include timed ticket entry, limited capacity, preferred entry and exit, and robust cleaning procedures. Event rentals, and the Northwest Film Center and its screenings, classes, and programs at both the Whitsell Auditorium and its headquarters, will reopen on a separate timeline in accordance with state and local guidance. 

Look for more detailed information in the coming weeks about how you can visit the Museum again and reconnect with art.


Special exhibitions to experience at the time of reopening


More galleries of the Museum will be reopened as conditions allow


Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, 1956–1965: Japan’s Women Printmakers
August 2020 – February 2021

Ansel Adams in Our Time
January 30 – May 30, 2021 

Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from Between the World Wars
June 26 – September 26, 2021 

Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt
August 21, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis
October 23, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism
February 19 – June 5, 2022