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Re:Imagine Artist Fund Relief Grants Announced

Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center announce recipients of Re:Imagine Artist Fund relief grants and support for artists totaling over $200,000 In the fund’s first phases, the Museum and Film Center are providing grants to 45 artists to provide economic relief and sustain their creative practices during the coronavirus pandemic. The Portland Art Museum…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Joe Feddersen

Screens and our relationships to them continue to evolve and influence all facets of our lives—how we stay informed, how we work and learn and play, how we connect with one another, how we attempt civil discourse, even where in our spaces we spend our time. They can connect us across vast distances, and also…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Carrie Mae Weems

Writing continues to be an important way to process, explore, and gain new understanding in these times of upheaval. As fall continues on and communities navigate an especially unusual school year, we were drawn to this piece by Carrie Mae Weems. We imagine that kitchen tables like this one have taken on new roles as…  Read more

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Create More Resilience

Join five artists on a creative journey to discover, celebrate, and share the amazing, unique, powerful, and lovable you. Portland Art Museum is excited to partner once again with Create More, Fear Less and artists from many backgrounds and disciplines to provide video workshops for youth on how to build emotional resilience through creative practices.…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Comb Chest

When crisis strikes, as it has in Oregon over these last weeks with wildfires ravaging communities and smoke blanketing the state, we are reminded of what is most important to us: family, friends, community, pets, items that hold memories and carry meaning, and more. This Comb Chest evokes this same feeling for us: of treasuring…  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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Write Around PAM: Harry Fonseca

Nature carries within it profound beauty and immense power. We are often drawn to the tallest trees, the widest fields, the deepest canyons, the bluest lakes, the starriest skies. The cycles of nature provide food, shelter, rest, renewal, and hope. Nature, and our existence in it, is also so fragile, as we continue to see…  Read more

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Back to School Resources

Welcome to a new school year unlike any other! Here at the Museum, we feel sad that we will not see throngs of students jostling to get in the front doors—at least for the foreseeable future. But we are excited to connect with educators, parents, and students at all levels through distance learning resources and…  Read more

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1,001 art kits and counting: Sharing an extraordinary time through Journal On!

Last spring, as it became clear that the pandemic shutdown would stretch through the summer and beyond, and that most in-person camps would be canceled and pools closed, PAM Learning and Community Partnerships staff gathered over Zoom with Carolyn Hazel Drake, Portland Public Schools Visual Arts district leader, and Kathleen Lane, Program Director at Create…  Read more

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Museum Supports Youth Art Experiences This Summer

This month the Portland Art Museum will begin to distribute several thousand art kits to youth throughout the Portland region as well as into more rural communities of the Columbia River Gorge. The art kits complement Journal On!, a recently launched community art and writing project developed in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Create…  Read more