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Intimate Photos of Warhol and Basquiat Reveal the Artsy Grit of ‘80s NYC

From Warhol to Basquiat to Miles Davis, see some of Paige Powell's 10,000 photographs of the NYC art scene in a new Portland Art Museum exhibition.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015


Will the New Wordstock Literary Festival Charm Portland Readers?

Everyone agreed the lit fest desperately needed a rewrite. Is this the sequel we've been waiting for?

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015


Here’s Your Chance to See a Billionaire’s Private Art Collection Up Close

A selection of landscapes from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s private collection—we’re talking major American and European masterpieces—are finally available to the public, and heading for a national tour. First stop? PDX!

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/06/2015


Can a Couple of Americans Transform the Ancient Art of Bonsai?

America's first homegrown bonsai exhibition and competition will showcase 70 trees from across the country.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015


Bring Us The Heads of Ai Weiwei!

The dissident Chinese artist recasts (and gilds) the ancient—and very controversial—Zodiac Heads of an imperial palace. New at PAM!

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 05/21/2015


Behind the Scenes of the Italian Fashion Exhibit—Closing Sunday!

With only one week left of the stunning Italian Fashion exhibit at PAM, we get the insider scoop from curator Sonnet Stanfill on the best finds, how she got them, and their connection to Portland.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/27/2015


Learn Portland Fashion's Past, Present, and Future with this Special Series

The Portland Art Museum has gathered some of our city's most influential style players for a special two-night series.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 03/16/2015


Postcards Share Portlanders' Responses to Dramatic War Photos

Richard Mosse's photographs of an African war are striking a chord with the thousands of Portlanders—here's what they have to say.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 03/12/2015


A Spectacular Italian Fashion Exhibit Hits Portland

This week, the long-awaited Italian Style exhibit makes Portland Art Museum the only West Coast stop for its vintage Valentino, Prada, Missoni, and more. Not to mention a special additional exhibit devoted to our local fashion designers.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/03/2015


The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

  • By Shawn Levy and Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/02/2015


7 Major Scores of the Portland Art Museum’s Former Chief Curator

We explore Bruce Guenther's legacy through several major additions to the museum’s permanent collection.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/25/2014


How Blue Sky Gallery Became a Northwest Photography Mecca

39 years of luck, pluck, and Tuesday meetings turned Blue Sky into one of the nation’s leading exhibitors of photography.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/26/2014


Portland Art Museum Chief Curator Bruce Guenther to Retire

After 14 year’s of guiding Portland’s largest arts institution, Guenther will retire on October 20.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/15/2014


Get Cultured Around Portland—For Free!

A field guide to finding free access to art, history, and family-friendly museums at places that typically charge for the pleasure—and a few that don't

  • By Sarah Ostaszewski
  • Published 09/05/2014


The Art Museum Brings a Bit of Paris to Portland

The Portland Art Museum pays homage to Paris's Tuileries Garden, one of the world’s most inspiring spaces.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/11/2014


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

  • By Danielle Klenak, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/05/2014


Portland Art Museum's Bacon Bonanza

A by-the-numbers look at PAM's showing of the most expensive work of art ever sold at public auction

  • By Alexandria Bordas
  • Published 03/03/2014


PoMo Picks: February 2014

Jazz's rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, the reinvention of comics, the Portland Art Museum's Venice exhibition, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

  • Published 02/03/2014


Top Things to Do this Weekend: Jan 2–5

Not worn out from the holidays? Then catch the last week of the art museum's Samurai and Contemporary NW Art exhibitions and the first week of two new film festivals.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/30/2013


PAM to Get Major Fashion Exhibit

The Portland Art Museum gets into the fashion game with an upcoming exhibit dedicated to the Italian greats. That means up close with Versace, Prada, and more.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 12/06/2013
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