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Looking for Art & Design Events during Mar. 28, 2020–Mar. 27, 2021

Tours

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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, Guided Tour
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: 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
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
Bridge Tour
Ongoing

Bridge Tour

Floyd's Old Town Coffee & Tea $25 adult, $15 youth (12 and under)

Join a walking tour that takes groups around, across, under, and inside the unique and storied spans that shape life in Portland. Strolling along the waterfront the tour will cross several bridges, pausing at the Morrison Bridge to meet the bridge operator and see the view from the control tower. The tour may then head...

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Outdoors, Science & Tech, History
Classic Cabinets, Modern Design
Ongoing

Classic Cabinets, Modern Design

Versatile Wood Products Free

Discover the advantage custom wood cabinetry provides when facing complex design challenges! By balancing period-appropriate architectural specifications with modern performance standards, and combining historic techniques and modern technologies, we break down how to tackle the toughest of challenges. Learn why wood, one of our most valuable, renewable resources, is a key component to achieving seamless...

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Readings & Talks

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
Portland Zine Symposium
July 20, 2019–July 12, 2020

Portland Zine Symposium

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

The Portland Zine Symposium is an organization that hosts, among other events, a yearly free conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. This event has been held in Portland, Oregon every summer since 2001 and hosts over 150 tablers from around the world each year, as well as many free...

Art & Design, Conventions, Exhibition, Shopping
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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APEX: Ed Bereal
Apr. 8–Aug. 29, 2020

APEX: Ed Bereal

Portland Art Museum

Ed Bereal never shies away from political issues, like biting commentary about race relations and the follies of nationalistic greed. Born in Los Angeles in 1937 as a war baby and having studied at Chouinard Art Institute, Bereal has created work that carries a breadth of visual range, from assemblage sculptures to expertly drafted illustrations...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
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Objects of Contact: Encounters Between Japan and the West
Apr. 8–Aug. 29, 2020

Objects of Contact: Encounters Between Japan and the West

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

In theory, Japan was a “closed” country to foreign contact from the 1630s until the 1850s, by shogunal edict. In reality, trade prospered through authorized channels. As commerce flourished, so too did cultural exchanges with not only East and Southeast Asia, but also the West. Motivated by the demands of patrons, the availability of new...

Art & Design, Exhibition
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Though There Be Fury on the Waves
Apr. 8–Sept. 20, 2020

Though There Be Fury on the Waves

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

In 1942, Portland-born photographer Victor Jorgensen enlisted in the Navy. Edward Steichen, the renowned modernist photographer and lieutenant commander who oversaw Naval photography during World War II, selected Jorgensen—a Reed College attendee and editor at The Oregonian newspaper—to serve with his elite Naval Aviation Photographic Unit. Between 1943 and 1945, Jorgensen photographed on board the...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, 1956–1965
May 9–Nov. 8, 2020

Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, 1956–1965

Portland Art Museum Included With Museum Admission

In October 1956, a vibrant group of contemporary etchings, relief prints, and lithographs went on display in a Tokyo gallery. This was the debut exhibition of Japan’s first printmaking society for women artists, the Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, or the Women’s Print Association. It provided a crucial vehicle for talented female printmakers working in a crowded...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
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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
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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
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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
Editor's Pick
Rembrandt and the Jews
Feb. 10–May 23, 2021

Rembrandt and the Jews

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

The relationship Rembrandt had with the Jews of Amsterdam is a remarkable story. Most were Sephardic Jews – refugees from the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal. For many generations these Jews had been forced to deny their religious legacy, but in Amsterdam they were free to reclaim traditions and return to their Judaism. Rembrandt lived...

Art & Design, Cultural Communities, 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
Master of Appropriation: Found Photography in the Work of John Baldessari
Mar. 5–Apr. 12, 2020

Master of Appropriation: Found Photography in the Work of John Baldessari

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

Blue Sky is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by John Baldessari from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation that highlights the iconic conceptual artist's use of photography from the 1980s into the 2010s. Master of Appropriation comes at a pivotal time after Baldessari's passing earlier this year, as...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Patterning, Ophir El-Boher
Mar. 28–Apr. 2, 2020

Patterning, Ophir El-Boher

Fuller Rosen Gallery Free

Fuller Rosen Gallery presents ​Patterning,​ a solo exhibition featuring new work by Portland-based artist Ophir El-Boher. ​Patterning ​will run through May 15, 2020. Opening reception Saturday March 28, 2020 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM Book launch Saturday May 02, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM How might we use fashion to represent time as continuity...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Approaching Darkness
Apr. 1–8, 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
Apr. 1–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
Knowing the Columbia
Apr. 2–May 24, 2020

Knowing the Columbia

Elisabeth Jones Art Center Free

Participating artists: Erik Sandgren, Sara Siestreem, Lillian Pitt, Genevieve Robertson, Fred Wah, Rita Wong, Santigie Fofana-Dura, Sapata Fofana-Dura, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Jonnel Covault. Description: Artists offer diverse perspectives on the river that shaped the Northwest. Through the use of a wide range of media, including print, video, painting, fiber weaving, poetry and installation, Knowing the Columbia...

Art & Design, Exhibition, For Kids, Film, Cultural Communities, Readings & Talks
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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