Events

Showing Art & Design Events during July 18, 2024–July 17, 2025

Tours

Family Fogelbo Tour
Sunday, July 21, 2024

Family Fogelbo Tour

Nordic Northwest – Nordia House $5 - $25

This is a limited tour focused on children. Adults are welcome to purchase a ticket to bring at least one child. These are family-friendly tours of Fogelbo, the historic Swedish Cabin on the Nordic Northwest Campus. You will learn about the magic of Fogelbo and some of the very special items in the house. A special...

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Cultural Communities

Exhibitions

Throughlines: Connections in the Collection
Jan. 25–Nov. 1, 2024

Throughlines: Connections in the Collection

Portland Art Museum $0 - $25

Throughlines embraces wonder and curiosity, bringing together artworks from across the Museum’s collections to explore the range of artistic innovation. From diverse geographies, cultures, and time periods, artists have consistently created images, objects, and experiences that ask us to consider ourselves and the world from different perspectives. Visitors will encounter playful groupings that reveal how artists...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks
Mar. 30–Aug. 11, 2024

Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks

Portland Art Museum $0 - $25

Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks is a groundbreaking new exhibition that features nearly 60 futuristic footwear designs pushing the boundaries of what art can be. Featuring an incredible mix of fashion, design, gaming, new media, architecture, and material arts as well as sustainable and collaborative practices, the exhibition features work by designers as diverse...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Oregon Contemporary Artists’ Biennial
Apr. 26–Aug. 4, 2024

Oregon Contemporary Artists’ Biennial

Oregon Contemporary Free

The Artists’ Biennial is a survey of works by visual and performing artists who are defining and advancing Oregon’s contemporary art landscape. Jackie Im and Anuradha Vikram are the curators of the 2024 Biennial, which is focused on themes of networks, community, care, and support. Rather than a hierarchical approach to artists' works, the curators' goal is to...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Readings & Talks, Performing Arts
Bong Wai Chen: Reframing Tradition
May 16–Oct. 27, 2024

Bong Wai Chen: Reframing Tradition

Portland Chinatown Museum $0 - $8

The Portland Chinatown Museum presents BONG WAI CHEN: Reframing Tradition, a retrospective on the art and life of Portland Chinatown artist Bong Wai Chen (1911-1968), who influenced generations of Oregon artists and the practice of calligraphy in the U.S. This exhibition is the third of a series of retrospectives organized by Portland Chinatown Museum and...

Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History, Art & Design
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse
June 1–Sept. 15, 2024

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse

Portland Art Museum $0 - $25

From the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned European art collection, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse showcases approximately 60 works of art considered to be modernist masterpieces. Focusing on France as the artistic center of international modernism from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display range widely in scale, subject matter, and style. Impressionism, symbolism, fauvism,...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Tree People
June 1–Sept. 29, 2024

Tree People

World Forestry Center $5 - $8

World Forestry Center presents Tree People, an exhibition by Finnish photographers Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo. This exhibition braids forest mythology with an almost forgotten treasure trove of customs and beliefs, portraying the sacred connection between people and trees in Finnish folk culture. A journey through time and place, Tree People is underpinned by forest-based myths and lore...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Pissarro to Picasso: Masterworks on Loan from the Kirkland Family Collection
June 8–Sept. 15, 2024

Pissarro to Picasso: Masterworks on Loan from the Kirkland Family Collection

Portland Art Museum $0 - $25

Thanks to the generosity of the Kirkland family of Los Angeles, visitors to the Portland Art Museum will be able to enjoy fourteen art treasures from the collection of the Kirkland family, many of which have not been publicly displayed for decades. The works span nearly a century, from the monumental 1887 canvas of Jamaica...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Alberta Street Gallery: Two New Shows
June 27–July 23, 2024

Alberta Street Gallery: Two New Shows

Alberta Street Gallery Free

Reach for the Stars: A Multiverse of Media. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauty through exquisite jewelry, captivating papercraft, and stunning watercolor landscapes by four talented artists: Mandy Allen, exquisitely handcrafted jewelry that whispers nature's secrets; Kim Nickens, Papercraft that blooms with imagination; Mary Lyn Gough, Watercolors bursting with the vibrancy of blooming florals; and Scott...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Summer Ritual
July 3–Aug. 24, 2024

Summer Ritual

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART Free

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to present Summer Ritual, a group exhibition bringing together work by both PDX-represented and invited artists focusing on the idea of rituals. 

Art & Design, Exhibition
Gina Matarazzo Solo
July 6–28, 2024

Gina Matarazzo Solo

Nucleus Portland Free

An award-winning artist known for her colorful and whimsical portraits of animals, Gina Matarazzo aims to show the viewer a magical way of looking at ordinary things. Through their point of view, she tries to reveal truths on how to be more genuine like animals are and be in tune with the things that matter...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Taryn Knight Solo
July 6–28, 2024

Taryn Knight Solo

Nucleus House Free

Taryn Knight is an illustrator based in the windy fields of Colorado, where she spends her days painting, wandering, and seeking wonder. She grew up homeschooled, playing pretend between the chokecherry trees and drawing tirelessly from the moment she could hold a crayon. She later began my professional career as a digital designer, dabbling in...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Vanessa Gillings Solo
July 6–28, 2024

Vanessa Gillings Solo

Nucleus Portland Free

Vanessa Gillings is a children’s author and illustrator inspired by nature, fairytales, and quiet, everyday scenes. Her illustrations have been featured in coloring apps, children’s clothing companies, and galleries nationwide. She currently lives in Washington, DC. Opening Reception: July 6 / 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Art & Design, Exhibition
Alberta Street Gallery: Resplendent Crescendo and All Together Now
July 25–Aug. 26, 2024

Alberta Street Gallery: Resplendent Crescendo and All Together Now

Alberta Street Gallery Free

Resplendent Crescendo: Join ASG's feature for Veronica Arquilevich's and Gabe Wolfe's exquisite work in the window display. Enjoy brilliantly hued paintings and ceramic works that resonate with the abundant, colorful cacophony of a mid-summer in full bloom.  All Together Now: The 30 artist members of Alberta Street Gallery create special work in this rare group...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Dress Han: Night of Hanfu Fashion
July 26–27, 2024

Dress Han: Night of Hanfu Fashion

Lan Su Chinese Garden $15 - $45

Join Lan Su for an unforgettable evening of celebration and re-imagination of Hanfu, traditional Chinese clothing. Experience a mesmerizing Hanfu fashion show showcasing original designs by Chinese and Chinese American designers of Oceana Blue. The fashion show will also feature live music by Taiwanese American folk musician and America's Got Talent Season 19 sensation Nini....

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Creek Can't Rise: A Solo Exhibition by Fran Power
Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

Creek Can't Rise: A Solo Exhibition by Fran Power

ADX Portland $10

  Announcing a new gallery show at Gallery X from Fran Power. Creek Can’t Rise is an arts and crafts business brought to you by Fran Power, an anti-racist intersectional non-binary feminist with big feelings and creativity to share with the world. Inspired by their childhood in North Carolina to the day-to-day experiences of people surviving on...

Art & Design, Exhibition, LGBTQ+
Desire Path - Jay Daniel Wright
Aug. 3–Sept. 1, 2024

Desire Path - Jay Daniel Wright

Nucleus House Free

Jay Daniel Wright was born in Nottingham, England, and now works as an illustrator/designer and maker in Berlin. His work can be found globally, from newspapers and magazines to screens and many places in between. His clients include the New York Times, OkCupid, Moog Synthesizers, Ace and Tate and The New Yorker, to name a...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Color Outside the Lines
Aug. 20–Dec. 6, 2024

Color Outside the Lines

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University Free

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU is pleased to present Color Outside the Lines from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, featuring the work of 18 contemporary artists who have used color to question institutions, beliefs, and expectations. All events are free to the public. A debate in the...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Psychedelic Rock Posters and Fashion of the 1960s
Sept. 7, 2024–Jan. 10, 2025

Psychedelic Rock Posters and Fashion of the 1960s

Portland Art Museum $0 - $25

Psychedelic Rock Posters and Fashion of the 1960s reveals the passion and creativity of the era through the iconic rock posters of San Francisco and beyond. The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco was an incubator for ideas, expression, social thought, and, above all, music. Young people from across the nation gathered there to explore alternative ways...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Reflections of the Seine – Gallery Collection Release
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024

Reflections of the Seine – Gallery Collection Release

Erin Hanson Gallery Free

You are invited to an art exhibition celebrating 150 years of impressionism. This collection was inspired by contemporary impressionist Erin Hanson's journey to France to retrace the steps of her artistic forefathers. Bring friends and family to enjoy this truly special afternoon filled with beautiful impressionist art, live music, wine from Denison Cellars, and hors...

Art & Design, Exhibition

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