Portland, OR. The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center are currently closed and staff members are working remotely. Administrators are committed to bringing art and film to supporters and they’re offering links and resources to keep people engaged. There are many free online opportunities for enrichment.

On the Museum’s YouTube channel, there’s a virtual walk-through of “Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art” with curator Dawson Carr.

When the museum is open, the USGS footage below runs on a loop.

Curators also encourage art lovers to start exploring Online Collections.

You can Learn about art conservation, or listen to conversations with guest curators, artist and more.

The Northwest Film Center also has many online options:

The Climb directed by Michael Angelo Covino, United States, 2020 was a Northwest Film Center favorite. 

Available resources for the Film Center include:

There are learning opportunities for homebound kids: Check out the Poster Project, a series of teaching resources featuring 30 artworks from across the Museum’s collection, each including information about the artist as well as activities created by educators.

Stay tuned for more online resources and upcoming programs.

The Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center reached out to supporters with this message:

You are some of our most dedicated, engaged, and enthusiastic supporters. We want you to know that your generosity does not go unnoticed and that we are mindful of the impact our closure has on your experience. Many of you have already donated back your admission tickets or renewed your membership. We are extremely grateful to our community as these gifts ensure the longevity and health of the Museum and Film Center during this difficult time.

We also want to reassure members of both the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center that we will be offering extensions on expiration dates to make sure that you don’t lose any time with us while we are closed. This change will be made electronically so that once we reopen your extension will be reflected at the admissions desk or box office. More details will be communicated soon, but in the meantime, stay safe.

The truth is, arts organizations—and artists—across our city and state need your support now more than ever. With your help, the Museum and Film Center will play a role in our community’s healing and restoration.

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