Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave
Hours: tues, wed, sat, sun 10am-5pm, thurs & fri 10am-8pm. Admission: members free, adults $15, seniors (55+) and students (18+ with ID) $12, children (17 and under) free
Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. 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.
To Sep 3 Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon The exhibition features a wide selection of art, decorative arts and historic materials lent by Richard Louis Brown, who founded the Yeon Center in 1995 with his gift of the Watzek House to the University of Oregon.
Sep 17 Jennifer Steinkamp, four video projections on the passing of time as revealed by our natural environment. Projected at very large scale, Steinkamp's works activate the architectural spaces in which they are shown.
To Oct 29 CCNA: Connecting Lines, work by Brenda Mallory and Luzene Hill on issues of violence against Native women, female empowerment, native sovereignty, and a rereading of Cherokee history.
To Dec 3 Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans. Brings together studio portraits from an important North Portland family album, vernacular snapshots, and Polaroids to demonstrate the rich diversity of African-American life and experience from the late 1800s through the 1990s.