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Curators in Conversation: Triple Candie on the exhibition Being Present

The Portland Art Museum is an extensive resource of the art history of the Northwest. Our Crumpacker Library houses several archives, and one of the most sought-after is that of the Portland Center for the Visual Arts, an ambitious contemporary art gallery active from 1972 to 1987. PCVA showcased avant-garde visual and performing artists and…  Read more

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Art and Race Matters Walk-through

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott opened at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (CAC) on September 20, 2019, and opened at the Portland Art Museum on February 15, 2020. This exhibition is the first full retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists. Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold…  Read more

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Online Exhibition: Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, we are thrilled to share a new online exhibition experience for Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. We are also pleased to announce that the exhibition will be extended to January 2021 so that when it is safe for us to…  Read more

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Mount St. Helens: A Landscape Across Time

Live Stream Event May 17, 3:30 p.m. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption, come together with the Portland Art Museum and Mount St. Helens Institute for a series of reflections on the art, culture, and science of the mountain’s ever-changing landscapes. Using the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art…  Read more

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Bury the Hatchet Walk-through

This Virtual Walk-Through of Bury the Hatchet: Prayer For My P’ah-Be is narrated by Kathleen Ash-Milby, the Curator of Native American Art, and artist John Hitchcock. This multisensory installation was created by Comanche and Kiowa artist John Hitchcock, who combines his interests in printmaking, rock ‘n’ roll, and his family’s tribal history in a retelling…  Read more

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Objects of Contact Walk-through

Join Jeannie Kenmotsu, Ph.D. for a virtual walk-through of her latest exhibition, Objects of Contact: Encounters between Japan and the West. This exhibition explores paintings, sculpture, ceramics, fashion, and more that dates from the 17th century Be sure to check out our Online Collection to view detailed images of these artworks. Exhibition photography by Ben…  Read more

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Though There Be Fury on the Waves Walk-through

Due to the temporary Coronavirus-related closure of the Portland Art Museum, Though There Be Fury on the Waves: Victor Jorgensen at Sea 1943 – 1945 was only open to the public for a few hours. This Virtual Walk-Through, narrated by Julia Dolan, the Minor White Curator of Photography, features detail shots and exhibition photography. To…  Read more

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Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art Walk-through

Take a virtual walkthrough of Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. This video features exhibition photography and select narration by exhibition curator Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art Large Print exhibition texts and labels Exhibition panels View the works online Photos by Ben Cort #MuseumFromHome