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Exhibition Installation, Pandemic Style: Ansel Adams in Our Time

Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography  In late January, we installed the magnificent exhibition Ansel Adams in Our Time. While we continue to follow state mandates and wait for lower COVID-19 transmission numbers, we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum when it is safe to do so. We’ve had…  Read more

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Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott Closing Virtual Programs

As Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott comes to a close, this talk with Erin Christovale takes a deep dive into two works: Emergency Room by Colescott and Framed by Modernism by Carrie Mae Weems. Thinking about the landscapes of American and modernist social relationships, this close-read considers the representations of race and…  Read more

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A Question of Color

Dr. Ethan Johnson is the chair of Portland State University’s Black Studies Department and works across multiple fields of study related to the experiences of people of African descent. He will facilitate In Dialogue: A Question of Color on Nov. 12, a sold-out discussion in conjunction with Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert…  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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Art & Conversation: Art and Race Matters

Tuesday, October 20 at 10 a.m. with Grace Kook-Anderson, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Artvia live Zoom Webinar and Facebook Livestream Join our Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, Grace Kook-Anderson, in a discussion about Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott. This exhibition is the first full retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial…  Read more

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Tolerated Margins of Mess

Artist Robert Colescott‘s explorations of racism and misogyny reflect ambiguous relationships between belief and practice, individual and society, and sex and repression. His works illuminate what writer Barbara Babcock calls, “a tolerated margin of mess,” which she defines as areas of duality which obliterate conventional societal codes. As is clear in Art and Race Matters:…  Read more

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Art & Conversation: Volcano!

Tuesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. with Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Artvia live Zoom Webinar and Facebook Livestream Live captioning will be available for this program by visiting pam.to/captions in a separate window or on your mobile device. September’s talk spotlights our current exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art, which commemorates the fortieth anniversary…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Victor Jorgensen

“This month marks the 75th anniversary of the final phase of World War II in the Pacific Theater, a particularly tragic and destructive moment in our world’s history. You can see this photo, taken during World War II, in person now that the Museum is open Thursdays through Sundays. It’s included in the exhibition ‘Though…  Read more

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Isaka Shamsud-Din Walk-through

Join Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, for a deeper look into Rock of Ages, an exhibition highlighting the work of Portland artist Isaka Shamsud-Din. Even though the Museum has reopened, this exhibition is in a gallery that is still temporarily closed. However, you have likely seen Shamsud-Din’s work around…  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