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Looking for Art & Design Events during Jan. 24, 2020–Jan. 22, 2021

Tours

Editor's Pick
Mt. Tabor Art Walk
May 16–17, 2020

Mt. Tabor Art Walk

Mt. Tabor Neighborhood

The Mt. Tabor Art Walk is a Portland tradition. This juried show and sale is a great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet artists in their studios and homes. Diverse media are represented including photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints, metal arts, photography, glass, jewelry, book arts and mosaics.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Guided Tour
Art Museum Public Tour: Northwest Art
Oct. 13, 2018–Feb. 8, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Northwest Art

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

Explore the Portland Art 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, Exhibition, Guided Tour, For Kids
Art Museum Meditation Tour
Oct. 18, 2018–Oct. 1, 2020

Art Museum Meditation Tour

Portland Art Museum Included with admission

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused breathing and simple poses, the museum encourages visitors to meditate in the galleries twice a month on the first and third Thursdays. Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Guided Tour
Art Museum Public Tour: Native American Art
Oct. 18, 2018–Feb. 9, 2020

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: Blind & Low Vision Tour
Oct. 18, 2018–Sept. 17, 2020

Art Museum: Blind & Low Vision Tour

Portland Art Museum $3, free for aides

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours for blind and low vision visitors feature vivid descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, with detailed historical information and tactile examples. Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Guide dogs are welcome. Please note there are...

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Exhibition
Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct. 19, 2018–Feb. 28, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking

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, Exhibition, Guided Tour
Art Museum Public Tour: Asian Art
Oct. 25, 2018–Feb. 29, 2020

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: European Art
June 18, 2019–Feb. 1, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: European 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, Exhibition
Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour
Ongoing

Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour

Looptworks Free

Looptworks uses only what already exists to create new functional products (including upcycled bags, apparel and accessories). Looptworks is committed to upcycling and closed loop solutions. Its intent is to reduce and eliminate waste in its industry headed to the landfill. Participate and witness the Looptworks upcycling production and circular economy firsthand. Tour Schedule &...

Art & Design, Guided Tour
Art Museum Public Tour: Highlights
Oct. 3, 2019–Feb. 27, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Highlights

Portland Art Museum Included with 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 for Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Exhibition
Family Tour: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
Jan. 12–26, 2020

Family Tour: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

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, Exhibition, For Kids, Guided Tour
Art Musem Public Tour: Contemporary Art
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Art Musem Public Tour: Contemporary 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, Exhibition
Art Museum Public Tour: Art & Literature
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Art & Literature

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, Exhibition
Art Museum: Family Tour
Feb. 2–23, 2020

Art Museum: Family Tour

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, For Kids, Guided Tour, Exhibition
Art Museum: Baby Morning: Families in Art
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Art Museum: Baby Morning: Families in Art

Portland Art Museum Included with admission

Explore the Portland Art Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. The Portland Art Museum welcomes babies and their caregivers beginning at 10 a.m. The first tour begins at roughly 10:30 a.m., or when there is a large enough group ready to go. The second tour begins at 11 a.m. Baby Morning’s...

Exhibition, Guided Tour, For Kids, Art & Design
Public Tour: Volcano!
Feb. 15–29, 2020

Public Tour: Volcano!

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. Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. Museum admission: Free for Members; $20...

Exhibition, Art & Design, Guided Tour

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
APEX: Laura Fritz
Sept. 28, 2019–Feb. 22, 2020

APEX: Laura Fritz

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

Laura Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based work for her contribution to the APEX exhibition series. Working closely with the architectural space that APEX inhabits, Fritz has created a site-specific installation that responds to various points of corners, walls and the floor, taking signals from furniture that allude to tables, cabinets or other ergonomic...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape
Sept. 28, 2019–Mar. 8, 2020

Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape

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

During the early 20th century, Pictorialist photographer Anne Brigman regularly hiked and camped in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, photographing the rugged landscape with her 4x5-inch view camera. She later recalled, “I slowly found my power with the camera among the junipers and tamarack pines of the high, storm-swept altitudes.” Toughened to Wind and Sun...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oct. 8, 2019–Mar. 31, 2020

Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Oregon Historical Society Included With Admission

"Flax was once touted as a cash crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but for various reasons the plant never lived up to its potential. It wasn’t for lack of trying though — in the 1930s, Portland Public Schools produced a series of hand-tinted glass lantern slides depicting scenes from the flax industry, from planting to...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
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

"Portland Art Museum honors a local legend with its presentation of Isaka Shamsud-Din’s vivid narrative paintings, including the recent acquisition that gives this exhibit its title. Shamsud-Din uses his painterly brushstrokes and glowing colors to depict his own personal experiences and scenes of local culture and history, and his murals (also featured in the show)...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
Portraiture from the Collection of Northwest Art
Nov. 2, 2019–Aug. 1, 2020

Portraiture from the Collection of Northwest Art

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

In the rich tradition of portraiture reflected in Northwest art, there is an exemplary range of individuals and styles of depiction. For this exhibition, the artist Storm Tharp was invited to help select works from the collection through his keen eyes as a fellow portraitist. As he combed through the collection, some themes in portraiture...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA
Nov. 16, 2019–June 14, 2020

Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA

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

"Portland has gotten a lot of attention in recent years for its thriving arts scene, but few people know about the organization that originally put the city on the art-world map: Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA). PCVA was an artist-run contemporary art organization that brought innovative artists and performers from around the country...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
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

"Reading may be falling out of fashion in these times of increasingly short attention spans, but books were once a big business, and publishers employed gifted artists to promote their newest titles. The Art of Reading presents gems from the golden age of poster advertising, with color lithographs from some of the most famous names...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
Joe Feddersen: Echo
Dec. 3, 2019–Feb. 1, 2020

Joe Feddersen: Echo

Froelick Gallery Free

Froelick Gallery is pleased to present "Echo," its latest exhibition with Joe Feddersen, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Okanagan, Lakes), featuring recent monoprints, works on paper, and blown glass vessels. Feddersen's imagery draws on traditional petroglyph forms to call attention to both ancient and contemporary sights and symbols of the...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
2 Up and 2 Back: Arvie Smith
Dec. 8, 2019–Feb. 2, 2020

2 Up and 2 Back: Arvie Smith

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center Free

"Disjecta presents the rococo paintings of Arvie Smith in a show that is both vibrant and profound. Smith’s work draws on popular culture and fine art history to express empathy for the psychological plight of marginalized communities. His personal experience growing up in the segregated South instilled in him a desire to document the cultural...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Alexis Day: Cascades - Synapse and Satin
Jan. 2–Feb. 1, 2020

Alexis Day: Cascades - Synapse and Satin

Elizabeth Leach Gallery Free

"Portland artist Alexis Day’s mixed media tapestries combine lush fabrics, photography and painting to create dreamy, psychologically-charged interior scenes that drape from the gallery walls. Catch her latest work at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in the Pearl District this winter. " - Oregon Arts Watch

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws
Jan. 2–Feb. 2, 2020

Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

Blue Sky is pleased to present the first west coast exhibition of Brave, Beautiful Outlaws, which features 30 prints by Donna Gottschalk from her archive spanning over 40 years. Working in New York. Washington, D.C. and San Francisco from the 1960s into the 1990s, Gottschalk photographed herself along with her family, friends, lovers and activists...

Art & Design, Exhibition, LGBTQ+
Editor's Pick
Hannah Altman: Kavana
Jan. 2–Feb. 2, 2020

Hannah Altman: Kavana

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

In Kavana, Hannah Altman explores her Jewish heritage and intergenerational memory, using photography to remember and reinterpret stories that have been passed down by the women in her family and generated through ritual and folklore. For the artist, her photographs “are positioning themselves in the past as memories, in the present as stories being told,...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Johanna Jackson and Milano Chow
Jan. 4–Feb. 1, 2020

Johanna Jackson and Milano Chow

Adams & Ollman Free

"Johanna Jackson’s humbly beautiful work is informed by craft traditions, and often incorporates ceramics, textiles and improvised sculptural materials. Her work will stand in pleasant juxtaposition to the meticulous trompe l’oeil graphite drawings of Milano Chow, which depict ornate architectural facades in excruciating detail." - Oregon Arts Watch

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Spirits Rising: ひろしま / Hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako
Jan. 18–Mar. 15, 2020

Spirits Rising: ひろしま / Hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako

Portland Japanese Garden Included with admission

The exhibition will include a selection of the internationally acclaimed photographer’s monumental ひろしま / Hiroshima series, documenting cherished items and clothing left behind by victims of the atomic bomb detonated in Hiroshima at the close of World War II that are now housed at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The subjects are captured in her...

Art & Design, Cultural Communities, History, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Wizard World Comic Con
Jan. 24–25, 2020

Wizard World Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center Prices Vary

Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge to celebrate the best in pop culture. Wizard World Portland is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour and has it all - movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, anime, manga, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles...

For Kids, Art & Design, Conventions, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Natan Dvir: Platforms
Feb. 6–Mar. 1, 2020

Natan Dvir: Platforms

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

"New York-based photographer Natan Dvir brings a bit of the big city to Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery with his series of subway portraits, “Platforms.” The pictures capture New Yorkers in between places, waiting for the next train to arrive and whisk them to their destination. Some read books, some scroll through social media, some engage...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Portland Winter Light Festival
Feb. 6–8, 2020

Portland Winter Light Festival

Various Locations Free

Brighten your February with glowing sculptures and thousands of twinkling lights at the annual Winter Lights Festival.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Festival
Editor's Pick
Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art
Feb. 8–May 17, 2020

Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art

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

Marking the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, this exhibition explores the overwhelming power of nature and the epic cycles of volcanic destruction and regeneration with stunning photographs, paintings and drawings of the mountain from 1845 to the present day. Curated by Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of...

Art & Design, Exhibition
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 Included with museum admission

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
Oregon Tattoo Expo
Mar. 27–29, 2020

Oregon Tattoo Expo

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront $12.50–$17.50

Come out and get tattooed (or just admire tattoo artwork) at Portland's annual Oregon Tattoo Expo. There will be daily contests, food, music and - of course - plenty of tattooing opportunities.

Art & Design, Conventions, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Apr. 16–18, 2020

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Portland Expo Center $10 for all three days. 50% off admission coupon available at event website.

At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, you will find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality companies, along with make 'n' takes, free demos, daily door prize drawings and more.

Art & Design, Conventions, Exhibition, Shopping
Editor's Pick
Design Week Portland
Apr. 18–24, 2020

Design Week Portland

Various Locations

This annual springtime festival showcases Portland's creative community, with a week full of lectures, design events and open houses.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Festival
Editor's Pick
Bloom Runway
Friday, Apr. 24, 2020

Bloom Runway

Splash Worldwide - The Buck Building $40-$85, afterparty online price $10/door price $20

Experience Bloom Runway, a powerful, fashion-forward event with ready-to-wear brands and designers. This is a curated mix-and-mingle experience for cultured individuals celebrating fashion, style and live music. This annual fashion show showcases Portland’s most creative fashion talent and entrepreneurs from all different backgrounds and nationalities, while giving back to the community by mentoring peers and...

Art & Design, Cultural Communities, Shopping, Exhibition
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
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
June 26–28, 2020

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Lakewood Center for the Arts

For more than 50 years, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts has proudly presented unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience live music on two stages, performances, kids activities, artist demos, and a variety of food. It’s free to the public (donations encouraged) and attracts...

Festival, Art & Design, Exhibition
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
Editor's Pick
Ansel Adams in Our Time
Oct. 17, 2020–Jan. 24, 2021

Ansel Adams in Our Time

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

Oct 17, 2020 – Jan 24, 2021 Ansel Adams in Our Time celebrates the visual legacy of the acclaimed American photographer and includes some of his most iconic images, from a symphonic view of snow-dusted peaks in The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (1942) to the sublime Moon and Half Dome,...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Art Museum: Free First Thursday
Nov. 1, 2018–Oct. 1, 2020

Art Museum: Free First Thursday

Portland Art Museum Free

Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.

Art & Design, Exhibition, For Kids
$5 After 5
Feb. 1, 2019–Apr. 10, 2020

$5 After 5

Portland Art Museum $5

Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum (PAM) invites you to play, to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m. Here’s what PAM has in store: Beer, wine, and food at Art Pub in the Museum Grounds Cafe. Occasional special...

Art & Design, Exhibition, For Kids
Open Arts & Crafts: First Fridays
Oct. 4, 2019–Sept. 4, 2020

Open Arts & Crafts: First Fridays

Portland Craft Bar Free

Come one, come all and join up for First Friday at Portland Craft Bar! Each First Friday of the month, the Portland Craft Bar will select a small art or craft to do in the studio and open for free to all people, all ages. Check the Bar's website or its Facebook or Instagram feeds...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTmart Is Back
Jan. 3–31, 2020

Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTmart Is Back

Arts Council of Lake Oswego Free

January 3-January 31, 2020 The ever-popular ARTmart returns for its sixth year. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) offers the community an excellent opportunity to clean out your art collection and collectibles, along with finding some new treasures during the month of January. 2020 ARTmart will be accepting donations now through January 14, 2020,...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Shopping
Deep Down - New works by Ila Rose & Lindsay Swing
Jan. 25–Feb. 26, 2020

Deep Down - New works by Ila Rose & Lindsay Swing

Ford Gallery Free

Through playful exploration of the emotional, mythical, morbid and psychedelic, Deep Down invites viewers to delve into the waters of the subconscious. We often attach a negative morality with the concept of being “down.” Deep Down aims to embrace the dark and mysterious beneath the palpable. Jonathan Steele of Steele Tea Studios will be providing...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Artist Talk with Hugh J. Russell
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Artist Talk with Hugh J. Russell

Elisabeth Jones Art Center Free

Join artist Hugh J. Russell as he discusses his work Water-Ghost/Curlll, created for Elisabeth Jones Art Center's current exhibition A Drop of Water.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Readings & Talks
American Hex
Feb. 1–Mar. 14, 2020

American Hex

Fuller Rosen Gallery Free

Fuller Rosen Gallery presents American Hex, a two-person show featuring new work by Portland based artists Christine Miller and Brittany Vega. Miller and Vega’s varied practices center on the artist as collector, and use their personal archives to shed light on the ills of contemporary American culture. American Hex points to the problematic and charged...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Liminal Deities Pop-Up Art Show
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

Liminal Deities Pop-Up Art Show

Coopers Hall Free

Portland-based artist Rachel Sabin will be hosting a pop-up art show, featuring her most recent series of oil paintings, Liminal Deities. This one-night event, happening on the mezzanine of the taproom, runs from 5-8 p.m. and will feature wine from Coopers Hall.

Art & Design, Wine, Exhibition
Approaching Darkness
Feb. 5–Apr. 8, 2020

Approaching Darkness

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

Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Stephen Real. This exhibition is composed of artwork that explores a personal relationship to the "event horizon" surrounding a metaphysical "black hole" where things might fall into darkness, or live in light on the edge of it. The artist asks: How can we use darkness, evil, confusion and even death...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Southern Rites
Feb. 5–May 24, 2020

Southern Rites

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Varies

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
Winter Lights Festival: Illuminated Letters
Feb. 5–29, 2020

Winter Lights Festival: Illuminated Letters

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Free

OJMCHE’s front window will be part of the City’s Winter Light Festival with a piece by Portland artist Sara Harwin that will be activated in the evenings throughout the month of February. Illuminated Letters is an artistic lens into the journey of creation. Light is represented in the form of ancient Hebrew letters within the...

Festival, Art & Design, Exhibition
First Friday Gallery Opening: Selfie Show
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

First Friday Gallery Opening: Selfie Show

Radius Annex Free

Radius Studios is exploring the art of self-care and self-love this February. Join up for a glass of wine and an evening of relaxation.

Art & Design, Exhibition
Metamorphosis: Works in Metal
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Metamorphosis: Works in Metal

Multnomah Arts Center Free

The Creative Metal Arts Guild of Greater Portland presents Metamorphosis: Works in Metal. The exhibition will run through March 3 and includes both jewelry and sculpture. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on February 7, 2020.

Art & Design, Exhibition
Perception
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

Perception

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center Free

Part of the 2020 Portland Winter Light Festival.

Exhibition, Art & Design
JAM Art Show + Sale
Feb. 9–Mar. 6, 2020

JAM Art Show + Sale

Mittleman Jewish Community Center Free

Enjoy a rotating exhibit in the MJCC lobby all month. Members of ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists will answer questions, accept commissions and sell their art. A portion of the proceeds benefits the MJCC.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities, Shopping
Art Museum Evening for Educators: Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Art Museum Evening for Educators: Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art

Portland Art Museum Free

Marking the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, this exhibition explores the overwhelming power of nature and epic cycles of volcanic destruction and regeneration with stunning photographs, paintings and drawings of the mountain from 1845 to the present day. Join up for lecture and discussion with Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and...

Exhibition, Readings & Talks, Art & Design
White Bird Gala 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

White Bird Gala 2020

The Loft at 8th Avenue

Join up for an evening of glitz and glamour at White Bird's annual fundraising gala.

Art & Design, Exhibition, LGBTQ+, Food & Drink, Performing Arts

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