Portland, OR.  “Art, music, dance, literature are crucial to our lives and to our very survival. It’s the soul of a nation. It’s the way that we come to know the world around us and ourselves.” That’s the message from Carrie Mae Weems, an acclaimed artist who was just elected Trustee of the Portland Art Museum.

Carrie Mae Weems and Marie Watt are new Trustees at the Portland Art Museum.

Portland Art Museum is working to offer access to more of the Museum’s galleries while still observing COVID guidelines, therefore some galleries are open on a rotating basis. This rotation will allow visitors access to the 4th Floor of the Hoffman Wing for the first time since the museum reopened, including APEX: Ed Bereal and other Northwest Art favorites.

One current exhibit is “Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art.”

Other offerings at the museum include Día de Muertos Outdoor Projection, November 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (No tickets needed). To cap off this year’s reimagined Día de Muertos celebrations in Portland, visitors are invited to view a 4-minute animated projection on the south side of the Mark Building created by artist Anabel Uyana with sound by Gerardo Calderon and projection technology by Mobile Projection Unit.

The museum is open Thursday – Sunday from 10 – 5. You can reserve a timed-entry ticket online in advance; most galleries are open. Regular admission is $20 adults, $17 students/seniors, kids always free.

From Portland Art Museum:

In the interest of personal safety and community health, visitors and staff are required to adhere to safety precautions while in the Museum. For visitors, these include properly wearing face coverings for the duration of your visit, maintaining 6 feet of distance with other parties, and purchasing your timed-entry ticket in advance, among other things. Please read more about how to have a safe and enjoyable visit at our Welcome Back page.