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Looking for History Events during Nov. 12, 2019–Nov. 10, 2020

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Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!
Oct. 17–Nov. 12, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

In 1964, The Beatles came to America for the first of the group's three North American visits. Their journey in America began on Friday, February 7 of that year, when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived from the U.K. at the newly named John F. Kennedy International Airport. With cameras flashing...

Exhibition, History
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Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years
Oct. 17–Dec. 15, 2019

Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

Oregon Ballet Theatre enriches the community with beautiful, exhilarating and athletic dance. This exhibit celebrates Oregon Ballet Theatre’s (OBT) first 30 years with vibrant film footage and photographs, costumes and theatrical artifacts that highlight the Company’s excellent performances, school and education outreach programs. For those who love OBT and the art of dance, the exhibit...

Exhibition, History
 Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns
May 23, 2019–May 23, 2020

Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Portland Chinatown Museum

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor stations, Beyond the Gate tells a sprawling transnational story of contact and trade between China and the West, focusing on Portland’s Old (1850-1905) and New (1905-1950) Chinatowns. Beyond the Gate was originally created as...

Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage
Sept. 28, 2019–Feb. 16, 2020

Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro Exhibit,” a remarkable collection of more than 300 photographs of African-American men and women, homes, churches, businesses and universities. These photographs were paired with a series of charts and graphs designed by...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
Hidden Histories
Oct. 3–Nov. 15, 2019

Hidden Histories

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Included with museum admission.

Artist statement from Kathy Miller about this exhibit, opening October 3, 2019: "We’ve learned so much, forgotten so much more. . . Music and art have been important record keepers of culture and history for centuries. Music and Art express who we are as people at any given place and time. Traditional music of the...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
Leonard Bernstein at 100
Oct. 3, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the great Jewish American composer and conductor who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American culture. The exhibition features photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture and audio and video recordings. A vocal booth gives visitors...

Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II
Oct. 17, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for many in the United States. For most African Americans, even the most basic rights and services were fragmented or denied altogether. To be black was to know the limits of freedom — excluded from the opportunity,...

Exhibition, History, Cultural Communities
Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections
Oct. 17, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

Norma Bassett Hall was born in Halsey, Oregon, in 1888. Just 18 years later, she entered the School of the Portland Art Association in its first year and by 1929, she had achieved national recognition for her art. Yet, with her local roots and strong ties to Oregon art, her work has never been the...

Exhibition, History, Art & Design
The All American Toy Company: An Oregon Original
Oct. 17, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020

The All American Toy Company: An Oregon Original

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

For generations, the All American Toy Company has captured the interest of children and adults alike. Beginning in 1947 with its first release of the Timber Toter, a logging truck, the company’s lineup included a series of vehicles that represented expanding industries in Oregon, including dump trucks used in construction, cattle liners that transported the...

Exhibition, History
A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020

A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland

Architectural Heritage Center $7

What we think of today as Portland covers a broad swath of land on both sides of the Willamette River. In the late 19th century, that same area contained several mostly independent communities, including Albina, St. Johns, Sellwood—and East Portland, a small city on the eastern shore of the river roughly bounded by Division Street...

History, Exhibition
After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020

After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading

Architectural Heritage Center $7

On May 10, 1869, two railroads-built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. To mark...

Exhibition, History
Being Present
Nov. 16, 2019–June 14, 2020

Being Present

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA From 1972 to 1987, the Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA) was a major force in the Pacific Northwest, introducing progressive forms of contemporary art from around the country to Portland audiences. Temporary site-specific installations by major, mostly New York-based sculptors, announced its...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
The Art of Reading
Nov. 16, 2019–June 21, 2020

The Art of Reading

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

The artistic poster first flourished in the United States in the 1890s. Initially following design trends pioneered in Europe, American artists soon created their own unique style. Magazines were among the first to adopt this new form of advertising, employing outstanding designers such as Will Bradley, Edward Penfield and Maxfield Parrish to advertise periodicals including...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History

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