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Looking for Cultural Communities Events during Dec. 8, 2019–Dec. 6, 2020

Tours

Art Museum Public Tour: Native American Art
Oct. 18, 2018–Dec. 29, 2019

Art Museum Public Tour: Native American Art

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Cultural Communities, Exhibition
Art Museum Public Tour: Asian Art
Oct. 25, 2018–Dec. 22, 2019

Art Museum Public Tour: Asian Art

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Museum admission: Free for Members; $20 Adults $17 Seniors 62+ and College Students; Free for Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Cultural Communities, Exhibition
Art Museum Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...
Oct. 19–Dec. 21, 2019

Art Museum Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Museum admission: Free for Members; $20 Adults $17 Seniors 62+ and College Students; Free for Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Exhibition, Cultural Communities

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal
Oct. 5, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal

Portland Art Museum Prices vary

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal ... is the first major survey of the work of one of America’s most important conceptual artists. Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has fearlessly addressed racism, inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, audience-activated digital animation and collaborative public...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Feb. 15–May 17, 2020

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

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

The first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Art and Race Matters traces the work of Robert Colescott (1925-2009), who established his career in Portland with the support of gallery owner and philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer, then made his mark in the 1970s with a series of deconstructed art-historical masterpieces that...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism
June 13–Sept. 27, 2020

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

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

Internationally beloved artists Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and Diego Rivera (1886–1957) played a crucial role in defining and establishing the Avant-Garde cultural movement in Mexico in the early 20th century. Their famously stormy marriage reflected their diverging artistic styles: While Rivera’s art projected itself outward, often in vast murals and concerned itself with the construction of...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
To Bear Witness – Extraordinary Lives
Oct. 8, 2020–Jan. 31, 2021

To Bear Witness – Extraordinary Lives

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Adults: $8, Students/Seniors (62+): $5, 12 and Under: Free

To Bear Witness – Extraordinary Lives will capture, share and preserve the stories of 10 to 12 people from varied backgrounds who left their homelands for safe haven in the United States. Although these refugees had survival on their minds when they first arrived, they jump-started their lives with remarkable determination, finding their way in...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Free First Thursday
Nov. 1, 2018–Oct. 1, 2020

Free First Thursday

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Free

On the First Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education participates in the city-wide First Thursday Gallery Walk. During the First Thursday hours, the museum is open and free to the public.

Cultural Communities, Exhibition
 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
Question Bridge: Black Males
Oct. 1, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Question Bridge: Black Males

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

Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, on view in the Main Building, Question Bridge: Black Males is a project of Cause Collective, a long-term project-based collaboration between Thomas and a team of artists, designers and ethnographers who create innovative forms of public art that spark cross-cultural conversations. Question Bridge: Black...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
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
Curator’s Choice: Japanese Print Acquisitions of the Past Decade
Oct. 19, 2019–Apr. 12, 2020

Curator’s Choice: Japanese Print Acquisitions of the Past Decade

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

Retiring Curator of Asian Art Maribeth Graybill presents her personal favorites from among more than 600 Japanese prints acquired during her tenure at the Museum. The exhibition includes works by leading masters of the 18th and 19th centuries, chosen for their exceptional condition; warrior prints, a genre previously neglected in the collection; and prints by...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages
Nov. 2, 2019–Aug. 1, 2020

Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages

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

Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages is an intimate exhibition celebrating the Portland artist’s masterful paintings, rich in a narrative combining personal stories and folklore. Shamsud-Din’s paintings also celebrate and honor individuals by capturing portraits. Tightly composed and with a vibrancy of color, the works invite viewers to be among these individuals and warm settings. The...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Mochitsuki
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Mochitsuki

Portland State University $4-$12

A Japanese New Year tradition, Mochitsuki refers to the pounding of sticky rice to make mochi rice cakes. Mochitsuki Portland has been an annual Japanese-American New Year cultural celebration in the local community since 1996. The family-friendly festival has grown in popularity each year since, bringing together food, artwork, cultural booths, demonstrations, and local music...

Music, Exhibition, For Kids, Food & Drink, Cultural Communities
Southern Rites
Feb. 5–May 24, 2020

Southern Rites

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Adults: $8, Students/Seniors (62+): $5, 12 and Under: Free

In Southern Rites, American photographer Gillian Laub (b. 1975) engages her skills as a photographer, storyteller and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness. Through her lens and the voices of her subjects we encounter that which we do not...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities

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