We are thrilled to share seven new educational posters added to the popular Poster Project. With generous support from the PGE Foundation, the Portland Art Museum has created a set of posters every year since 2015 featuring works across our permanent collections. Our goal has always been to provide educators and students with inspiring and thought-provoking artwork you can study and enjoy wherever you are. That intent has taken on new meaning this past year as many students found themselves attending school from home, teachers made creative use of home offices and Google Meet, and parents discovered new roles as teachers’ aides.
These posters offer a rich, online resource and a chance to take a deep dive into the work of contemporary and historic artists. Scroll to the bottom of each poster webpage to find discussion questions and activities for students of all ages as well as links to related exhibitions and videos. Look for Spanish translations and large-print PDFs to become available in the coming weeks.
Normally, we think of the posters as a complement to the in-person experiences that students have on school tours. We also normally provide large-format prints of the posters free of charge to educators in Oregon and Washington. We’ve had to pause print distribution under the current pandemic conditions. But we do plan to print the posters later this year. And we very much look forward to welcoming students back into the galleries with their families and classes as soon as we can safely do so.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll enjoy these works from home. As a teacher recently told us, “I love the posters from last year. They open up such good questions from my students. It is never too young to share and talk about art and culture, and these posters have been so helpful to ignite that conversation.”