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Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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Phone: (503) 226-2811
Fax: (503) 226-4842

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday - Friday, 10am-8pm.


August 19, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Picturing Oregon
Picturing Oregon presents paintings and photographs inspired by the distinct regions that comprise the state—the Coast; Greater Portland; Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge; Willamette Valley; Central Oregon; Eastern Oregon; and Southern Oregon
November 10, 2017 - June 28, 2018
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance
Organized by Tlingit artist and Weaver Lily Hope.
This exhibit in the Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art will celebrate the artistic achievements and vitality of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers of the Northwest Coast—illuminating the philosophy and ways of life for women weavers.
November 17, 2017 - December 31, 2018
We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments.
The Portland Art Museum welcomes a dynamic, artist-led experiment that will transform the fourth floor of the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art through December 2018.
December 9, 2017 - October 21, 2018
Minor White: In the Beginning
Oregon Photographs
This exhibition of White’s rarely exhibited early works celebrates the artist’s influence on the region, and honors the Museum’s dedication to acquiring and exhibiting photography as the institution enters its 125th year.
February 24, 2018 - August 12, 2018
APEX: Hannah Piper Burns
“Venus Retrograde”
In this APEX program titled Venus Retrograde, Hannah Piper Burns (b. 1984) takes reality shows as the medium of her work.
May 5, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Su-mei Tse: L’Echo
Su-Mei Tse (born Luxembourg, 1973) trained as a classical cellist in a family of musicians. As a visual artist, her work unites sound, image, and body in a quest to communicate a universal language that exists beyond words.
June 16, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Featuring 100 paintings and drawings from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, this exhibit traces the Portland-born artist’s evolution from representational landscape, to Surrealist-inspired work, to his Abstract Expressionist paint
June 16, 2018 - September 16, 2018
The Shape of Speed
Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.
This exhibit presents a select group of rare automobiles and motorcycles that demonstrate how auto designers translated the concept of aerodynamic efficiency into exciting machines that, in many cases, looked as though they were moving while at rest.
October 13, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art
Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.
Since ancient times, artists in Japan have expressed the most profound emotions and the most nuanced responses to the human condition in verse.


The Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest on the West Coast. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections.

The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection.

The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.


“The Wyeths: Three Generations”
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Review by Richard Speer
Andrew Wyeth is the central figure of a family survey in which his father N.C. and son Jamie are effectively t

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