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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

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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…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Isaka Shamsud-Din

“For several years I sketched at a bar next door to my studio with the idea to capture some of that life, the meshing of figures/shapes, personalities, and my reflections. The painting is named after a Black motorcycle club whose members sometimes relaxed there. Contrary to stereotype, no violent incidents occurred there in the nine…  Read more

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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