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Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Started Saturday
    May 27 2017
    Upstanders Festival (FREE)
    free

    Portland Art Museum

    It’s time to amplify voices and activate caring to make our city a better place. Join the Museum of Impact, Don’t Shoot Portland, and the Portland Art Museum as we turn a listening ear to witness unmet needs and unheard voices in PDX.

    Enjoy a ‘woke’ & fun-filled day of spoken word, restorative justice, music and media, interactive workshops, art zines, and poster making in support of Black Lives Matter, houselessness, and building tolerance for immigrants. Build an awareness for social justice alongside neighbors, artists, changemakers, and future friends. Channel your inner Upstander—stand up, speak up, and act up—as we build community together!

    Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, on view through June 18. Special thanks to the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Marylhurst University for their participation and support.

    Upstanders Festival is a social justice extravaganza, shining a light on the bravery and brilliance of activism and changemakers in our midst. Produced by the Museum of Impact, this event series transforms audiences from bystanders to Upstanders through a variety of activities to enhance equity and creative expression.

    Make art and build power with like-minded locals. Articulate hopes and dreams for our future. Discover the intersectional role you play in Being the Change!

    The festival activities and events are free.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 1 2017
    In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas
    free

    Join us for a conversation with former Portlander and acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas. Best known for large-scale portraits, landscapes, and interiors that combine art-historical, political, and pop-cultural references, Thomas’ work often investigates complex notions of femininity, beauty, and racial representation. Her work is part of significant permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Hammer Museum, among many others.

    This event is free as part of Free First Thursday.

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  • Friday
    Jun 2 2017
    Constructing Identity in Oregon from Maxville to Vanport (Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble)

    Portland Art Museum

    In this Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble "work in progress" performance and discussion event, vocalist Marilyn Keller and composer/pianist Ezra Weiss perform two songs from the upcoming concert work "From Maxville to Vanport," featuring text by Renee Mitchell. The writer, singer and composer will speak about the project, and take questions from the audience.

    This project, which will culminate in a concert-length composition for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble to be performed in the spring of 2018, tells a fictionalized but historically accurate narrative about two unique places and moments in Oregon's history, Maxville and Vanport. These two towns, both with significant multicultural populations at a time when Oregon's constitution banned black residents, tells a part of the state's history that deserves to be heard. Gwendolyn Trice, Executive Director of Maxville Heritage, will also be on hand to speak about Maxville, Oregon. This event is co-presented by the Vanport Mosaic and the Oregon Historical Society.

    Seating is first come first served. Limited seating available. Admission to the Museum is $5 after 5 PM.

    Performance will take place is the Stevens Room

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