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Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park

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

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  • Saturday
    Mar 10 2018
    Homeward: Transition Projects Impact Gala


    Homeward: Transition Projects Impact Gala
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 | Portland Art Museum
    6:00 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner & Program

    Join over 400 supporters, stakeholders, and community leaders for this outstanding event of good friends, great food, and unique entertainment.

    Celebrate the impact of support in our community for people experiencing homelessness...as they make their way home.

    For details about sponsorships and table/ticket inquiries, please visit tprojects.org/gala/

    We hope to see you there!

  • Friday
    Feb 2 2018
    POWER UP: Reclaiming Identity

    Please RSVP by registering for the event through the registraion link: https://goo.gl/BxqjFU

    The Portland Art Museum is hosting the fourth annual event for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies. Meet new people!

    Be a part of a drag workshop!

    Explore the beauty of Laika Studios through the Aimating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA exhibit!

    View an array of artworks featuring all kinds of animals created by a diverse range of artists in the Kingdom Animalia exhibit!

    Delve into the history of Minor White and his photography of our great home state of Oregon!

    Watch short-films created by Northwest teens! Make art, make friends, and most importantly have fun!

    Admission is FREE!

  • Wednesday
    Jan 24 2018
    9th Annual WCDB Conference

    Save the Date for our 9th Annual Conference.
    More info at www.wecandobetter.org

    Registration now open see in ticket information above.
    Sponsorship opportunities available

    Featured speakers include:

    • Keynote by former Governor John Kitzhaber
    • Rep Alissa Keny-Guyer with mental health patient advocates sharing their successful advocacy this legislative session.
    • Rep Diego Hernandez and Cover All Kids advocate -Aldo Salano-Oregon Latino Health Coalition
    • Rep Julie Fahey and Grayson Dempsey on Reproductive Health Bill
    • Health Care for All Oregon- Tom Sincic
    • OpenNotes- Liz Salmi @TheLizArmy
  • Friday
    Jan 19 2018
    The Global Street Dance Masquerade Presentation and Film

    Global Street Dance Masquerade #GSDMQ8
    and the Portland Art Museum present:
    a multidisciplinary performance project &
    The Black Lives Masquerade (a short film)
    With artistic director & Portland native Rashad Pridgen

    The Black Lives Masquerade (short film)
    Is a cinematic dance video documenting The Black Lives Masquerade a live street dance, performance ceremony presented in east Oakland California. Filmed by videographer Rafe Chisolm, conceptual choreography by Rashad Pridgen with performers: Kamau Abayomi, Chris Babingui, Kiazi Malonga, Rakeem Richard , Ajai Wilborn and live photography by Jay Adams. This cinematic offering captures the presence of black men holding space publicly and creativity for the arrival of The Black Lives Masquerade suit. This visceral dance video, reflects on utilizing African Diasporic tradition for communal healing to elevate black lives lost from police brutality, gun violence and racial injustice.

    Global Street Dance Masquerade #GSDMQ8
    Is a multidisciplinary street dance ceremony, site specific performance, creative direct action and community engagement project that culminates with the creation of full body Afrofuturist masquerade suits.

  • Saturday
    Dec 2 2017
    Black Family Photo Gathering

    Please let us know you can make it (really really coming!) by selecting GOING in this Facebook event.

    Lakeitha Elliot and Sharita Towne invite you to come share photos, stories, and conversation around the beauty and importance of Black Family Photography and recordkeeping. This event is in response to Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans, an exhibition that closes this Sunday. We'll meet in the Stephens Room.


    *If you have PHOTOS you'd like to share, we'll project them and you can tell a story about them! Please email digital files to blacklifeerg@gmail.com! You may also bring hard copies.**

    Sunday there will also be a artist lecture from Dawoud Bey https://portlandartmuseum.org/event/lecture-dawoud-bey/

    Hope to see you!

    Sharita (+ Lakeitha <3 )

  • Saturday
    Nov 11 2017
    Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival

    Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival presented by Bank of America returns on Saturday, November 11 at the Portland Art Museum and surrounding venues in the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland. The 2017 Festival is generously sponsored by Bank of America.

    Find the 2017 lineup here! https://literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/

    Spoiler alert!

    • 10:00 a.m. Border Crossing: Poetry and Place featuring John Freeman, Erika L. Sánchez, Javier Zamora, and Matthew Zapruder
    • 11:45 a.m. It’s Complicated: LGBTQ+ YA featuring Nina LaCour, Julie Murphy, and Tillie Walden
    • 12:00 p.m. Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
    • 1:30 p.m. Disruption: Feminist Digital Culture featuring Doree Shafrir and Ellen Ullman
    • 1:30 p.m. Rebel Rebel: Revolutionaries and Resisters featuring Julie C. Dao, Fonda Lee, and Emily Suvada
    • 3:00 p.m. The Body and Power: New Black Poetry featuring Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker, and Danez Smith
    • 5:00 p.m. Resistance and Rebellion: Dystopian Fiction featuring Omar El Akkad, Benjamin Percy, and Lidia Yuknavitch
    • 5:00 p.m. Girl Versus the World: Searching for Identity featuring Erika L. Sánchez and Reneé Watson

    Join thousands of readers of all ages for a full day of activities featuring more than 100+ authors, onstage events, pop-up readings, 15 writing workshops, and a book fair with 70+ local and national publishing vendors and literary organizations.

    ADVANCE TICKETS are $15 (day-of tickets are $18) and include all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum and a $5 voucher to spend at the extensive book fair. *$5 voucher is not included with free tickets.

    Purchase or reserve your festival pass today: https://portlandartmuseum.org/wordstock/

    • Youth 17 and under and/or high school students with ID enjoy FREE admission to the festival.

    *Active members of the military and veterans receive FREE admission

    Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival is dedicated to bringing readers together to celebrate a shared passion for books. This event is a place to discover new books, to meet your favorite writers, and to be inspired and entertained. We look forward to seeing you all at this year's festival on Saturday, November 11.

    This year's venue partners include the Portland Art Museum, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts venues: the Arlene Schnitzer, Concert Hall, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Brunish Theatre, The Old Church, the Oregon Historical Society, Northwest Film Center, and the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland.

    Our 2017 indie bookselling partners include Powell's City of Books, Green Bean Books, and Broadway Books.

  • Wednesday
    Nov 8 2017
    The Central Park Five Screening and Panel Discussion - about wrongful convictions

    Wednesday, November 8th Portland Art Museum Doors open 6:30 pm. Movie at 7 pm. Suggested minimum $15 donation at the door.

    Join us for a night at the movies in support of a great cause: justice! We'll be screening the powerful documentary The Central Park Five which tells the story of one of America's most shocking cases of wrongful conviction and how it was put right. Last year, Donald Trump told CNN that he still believed the five were guilty, despite DNA evidence exonerating them and a confession from the real perpetrator. Get your questions about how this can happen to innocent people and what we're doing about the problem in Oregon answered after the movie by our panel of experts who will share their knowledge and real-life experience with you. All proceeds from this event will support our (Oregon Innocence Project? Oregon Justice Resource Center?) work. This is a Willamette Week Give!Guide associated event.

  • Sunday
    Nov 5 2017
    Children's Arts and Social Justice Council Meeting

    Meet us at the Portland Art Museum for our 2nd Meeting to Organize the #ReclaimMLK Day on January 15th 2018

    bring your ideas and let's get to work on the details

  • Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    Ogalla 26th Annual Dinner and Auction

    OGALLA’s 27th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
    Date: October 20, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: Portland Art Museum
    Honorees: Mat dos Santos, Legal Director of the ACLU of Oregon
    Registration for our annual dinner is now open. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

  • Thursday
    Oct 5 2017
    A Seat at the Table: 11th Annual Center for Women's Leadership Power Lunch!

    We know that given the opportunity and training, girls and women will lead for a lifetime. Don't miss out on your chance to build the next generation of leaders. Buy tickets or sponsor a table at the Center for Women's Leadership 11th Annual Power Lunch here: http://psuf.schoolauction.net/cwl2017/

    Presenting Sponsor: Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, Bank of America

    Leadership Sponsors: First Tech Fed, Cambia Health Solutions, Comcast NBCUniversal, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

    Community Connector: PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs, City of Portland

    Building Block Sponsors: Chalkboard Project, Port of Portland, PSU-OHSU School of Public Health, Living Room Realty, KGW Media, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Commissioner Nick Fish, McGee Wealth Management, Portland State University Office of the President, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Stoel Rives LLP, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, City of Portland, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, PSU Hatfield School of Government

  • Thursday
    Jun 15 2017
    SMYRC Pride Bike Ride ! ! !(Queerest Bike Ride of the Year).

    Meet in front of Portland Art Museum at 6pm, address is 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (on the park block side) Ride takes off at 6:30pm! Bring your friends, fam, lovers, bikes, and gayness!!!

    SMYRC honors and supports the power of LGBTQ youth to change the world by creating safety and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth in Oregon since 1998, through youth empowerment, community building, education and direct services.

  • Friday
    Jun 9 2017
    Bilingual Discussion: Identity, Tradition, and Migration

    LOCATION CHANGE: The Mark Building at Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park in the Miller Gallery

    FusionArte presents an introduction to the multimedia project Lente Móvil: The Other side of My Community at the Portland Art Museum. This year Lente Móvil took on the task of searching and documenting subcultures from our community: los charros, los danzantes mexicas and la lucha libre.

    On Friday, June 9th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Stevens board room at the Portland Art Museum, Lente Móvil: Identity, Tradition, and Migration examines the importance of cultural identity, cultural tradition, and migration as it impacts personal growth and collective strength for our Latino community in the United States. This multimedia event includes a photo-visual display and a curated discussion.

    Panelists are Octaviano Merecías Cuevas, Policy and Civic Engagement Manager at Latino Network and a Member of the New Portlander's Commission. He is joined by Cynthia Carmina Gomez Norzagaray, Executive Director, Cultural Resource Centers and Faculty, University Studies & Public Admin, and Alberto Moreno, Chair for the Commission on Hispanic Affair.

    Accompanying us this evening will be members and participants from los charros, los danzantes mexicas, and la lucha libre who will be speaking about the goals and growth of these subcultures in the United States. Thank you to Santa Amparo, Ismael Jaramillo, y Megaboy for taking the time to share their experiences this evening!

    Friday, June 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Stevens board room at the Portland Art Museum. The admission is free.

    Lente Móvil is supported in part by Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Chachacha Restaurant, Consulate of Mexico in Portland, and Casa Lola Restaurant.

    After Party! Join us at MoMo’s Bar Maximo for a social!

    CAMBIO DE UBICACIÓN: Edificio Mark en el Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park en la Galería Miller

    Plática sobre el tema: Identidad, Tradición y Migración.

    FusionArte presenta la primera parte del proyecto multimedia Lente Móvil: "The Other Side of my Community" en el Portland Art Museum. Este año nos dimos a la tarea de ir a buscar y documentar las subculturas de nuestra comunidad: los charros, los danzantes mexicas y la lucha libre.

    El 9 de Junio de 4:30 p.m. A 7:00 p.m. en salon Stevens del Portland Art Museum tendremos la plática: la Identidad, Tradición y Migración. Una tarde para reflexionar sobre la importancia de estos términos en el crecimiento y fortalecimiento de la comunidad Latina en los Estados Unidos.

    El panel contará con la participación de Octaviano Merecías Cuevas, Policy, and Civic Engagement Manager at Latino Network and a Member of the New Portlander's Commission. Cynthia Carmina Gomez Norzagaray, Executive Director, Cultural Resource Centers and Faculty, University Studies & Public Admin y Alberto Moreno Chair for the Commission on Hispanic Affair.

    A la vez tendremos miembros de la comunidad de charros, danzantes mexicas y luchadores, quienes nos hablarán de los retos y el crecimiento de estos grupos en los Estados Unidos. Agradezco a Santa Amparo, Ismael Jaramillo, y Megaboy por tomarse el tiempo para participar en esta platica!

    Viernes 9 de Junio de 4:30 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en salon Stevens del Portland Art Museum. Entrada gratuita.

    Agradezco el apoyo de Regional Arts and Culture Council, El Museo de Arte de Portland, Chachacha Restaurante, Consulado de México en Portland, y Casa Lola.

    After Party! En el bar MoMo’s para celebrar y socializar!

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

    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

  • Thursday
    Jun 1 2017
    In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

    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.

  • Saturday
    May 27 2017
    Upstanders Festival (FREE)

    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.