Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

Surf music from outer space, the Grateful Dead at PAM, and the son of Stephen King reads a scary story at Powell's.

05/16/2013 By John Chandler


Spring Arts Guide 2013 and Ticket Giveaway

The season’s top 25 arts events and a chance to win tickets to MarchFourth, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet, Portland Opera, and the Portland Art Museum.

02/25/2013 By Aaron Scott


February First Thursday Picks

Carrie Mae Weems speaks at the art museum, motorcycles roar at Hartman, and a mysterious photographer-nanny captures the soul of Chicago.

01/31/2013 By Aaron Scott


Artist Carrie Mae Weems Comes Home for a Retrospective

The provocative and influential photography and video of the Portland native comes to the art museum for a major exhibition.

01/18/2013 By Aaron Scott


Slide Show: Carrie Mae Weems

The influential artist and Portland native returns home for a major retrospective at the museum.



Slide Show: Carrie Mae Weems

The influential artist and Portland native returns home for a major retrospective at the museum.



Win Tickets to the Inspire New Year's Party at the Art Museum

Marchfourth Marching Band and an army of DJs take over the museum's ballrooms for a booty-shaking voyage into the wee hours of 2013.

12/19/2012 By Aaron Scott


December First Thursday Picks

Rippling abs, muddy jockeys, South American deserts, and more invite you out to December gallery hunting.

12/06/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff


2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Announced

Today, the Portland Art Museum announced the six artists selected for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition to open in September 2013.

11/13/2012 By Aaron Scott

forest for the trees

OBT's the Body Beautiful Preview + Slide Show

The Oregon Ballet Theatre creates a night of dance around myth and the human form, involving mammoth original sculptures. Opens this weekend.

10/09/2012 By Aaron Scott

art is about looking at the world differently...

A Tour of PAM's Ellsworth Kelly/Prints Exhibit with Kelly's Partner

Photographer Jack Shear, Kelly's partner since 1970, gives us a tour of the famed abstract artist's print exhibition at the Portland Art Museum—and shares a few stories along the way.

09/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

08/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

Schnitz Blitz

The Arlene Effect

Arlene Schnitzer first took an art class because it fit her schedule. What she learned would shape Portland’s visual arts scene for decades.

04/27/2012 By Randy Gragg

Fantastic Mr. Frame

Video Interview with Visionary Sculptor/Filmmaker John Frame

The California sculptor comes to town on Sunday to talk about creating his fantastical exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

03/15/2012 By Aaron Scott


Temporary Beauty

Portland Art Museum lets you bring home fine art without making a long-term commitment.

11/27/2011 By Kristin Belz

phile under: gallery

Shine A Light

Portland Art Museum

10/15/2010 By Anne Adams

Art Beat

Bye-Bye, Biennial

Portland Art Museum’s regional art showcase has a new name, a new format, and a new ambition.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie