1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday - Friday, 10am-8pm.
June 10, 2017 - November 26, 2017
The Etchings of Whistler and His Circle
A tireless experimenter, Whistler exploited various papers, inks, and ways of wiping his plates to create the luminous effects he sought.
July 29, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans.
Personal, everyday photographs made by, for, and of African Americans, rarely seen by wider audiences, serve as important counter-images to the stereotypical media portrayals of the time.
October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018
The Wyeths: Three Generations
The Wyeths are one of America’s foremost artistic families. Their work has captured the admiration of audiences for three generations, spanning the golden age of illustration to mid-century portraiture.
December 9, 2017 - April 29, 2018
In the Beginning
Minor White’s Oregon Photographs
White’s rarely exhibited early works celebrate 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.
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.
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