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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

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Write Around PAM: Kehinde Wiley

Art invites us deeper into stories. Writing is an especially powerful way to slow down, connect and explore those stories. We invite you to spend some time today with this piece by Kehinde Wiley, noticing what comes up as you put pen to paper. Before or after you write, take some time to learn about…  Read more

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The Numberz Juneteenth Teach-In

Juneteenth Teach-In 2020: Blackness in Focus June 19, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. June 19th is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with…  Read more

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Launching Journal On!

How we journey through this moment, one page at a time. What’s it like being you right now? How has your life been changed? How will you look back on this moment? We want to hear from you! The Portland Art Museum, Portland Public Schools, and Create More, Fear Less are assembling one enduring art…  Read more

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Black Lives Matter

We at the Portland Art Museum stand in solidarity with our staff, partners, and community members to demand justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and far too many other Black and Brown lives lost to police violence and a culture of white supremacy. As one of the oldest…  Read more

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A Bird’s Eye View of Mount St. Helens

Adapted from a Portland Public Schools Arts projectInspired by the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art Download the PDF or follow the instructions below. In the centuries before the development of aircraft, mapmakers relied on a largely imagined aerial—or “bird’s eye view”—perspective to depict their surroundings. To twentieth-century artists, being able to fly in…  Read more

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Echoes and Impressions

Adapted from a Portland Public Schools Arts projectInspired by the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art Download the PDF or follow the instructions below. A compression fossil is formed when plants or animals are placed under physical pressure by layer upon layer of sediment that eventually hardens into rock. It’s very common to find…  Read more

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Write Around PAM: Heidi Schwegler

During this time, it is important that we all take moments to pause. Writing is a great tool to reflect, de-stress, #breakforjoy and heal.  Join us for a writing exercise focused on the everyday objects we spend our days with, taking this piece by Heidi Schwegler as a starting point.   Step 1: Make a list…  Read more

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PPS Visual Arts Virtual Gallery

Congratulations to Portland Public Schools student artists and their teachers! PPS has announced the winners of the 2020 HeART of Portland Showcase Poster Competition and launched the new PPS Visual Arts Virtual Gallery. The competition was a very crowded and impressive field of 61 submissions and the jurying went to two rounds. As award-winning entries,…  Read more

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Mount St. Helens Eruption 40th Anniversary Partner Programs

The exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art, marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption and examines artists’ responses to the awesome beauty and power of the volcano. While the physical exhibition remains closed and planned programs and events canceled, we are pleased to share a sampling of programs from organizations around the region…  Read more