Patron Society Events

Patron Society events are a wonderful way for Patrons to learn, share, socialize, and be inspired by a world of art. Members of the Patron Society are offered a host of exclusive opportunities throughout the year, including invitations to major exhibition openings, customized travel opportunities, behind-the-scenes private art viewings in the homes of local collectors, and much more. See below for a listing of recent and upcoming events.
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Upcoming Events

October 1, 2014

Enjoy cocktails and dinner with the Museum’s Curators, and cast your vote for the artwork you think should become part of the collection at New for the Wall 2014.

October 18, 2014

Celebrate the openings of Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 and In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy at a private cocktail reception.

Scenes from 2013 New for the Wall

December 3, 2014

‘Tis the season! Join us at a festive holiday reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a special discount in the Museum Shop with complimentary gift wrapping.

February 7, 2015


The Black and White Ball
Do not miss the highly anticipated gala celebrating the opening of Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945


Art Salons are a series of intimate, invitation-only events in the homes and privately-owned spaces of Portland’s collectors.

November 11 and 12, 2014

Enjoy an intimate dinner in the Museum galleries. Dine at a lavishly set table in the grand style of the 18th Century amongst Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen.
$500 per person and limited to 20 people per evening.

Recent Art Salons

2013 – Stunning art collection and waterfront home designed by Seattle architect Jim Olson. 

2012 – Spectacular home and one of the most important private collections of Abstract Expressionism in Portland. 

2011 – Internationally recognized collection of Chinese and monochrome porcelains and exquisite Chinese snuff bottles, along with major works by some of the Northwest’s most celebrated artists.

July 2011 – Spectacular home and renowned collection of international figures in the Art Glass movement.


Delve deep into the arts and culture of select destinations. Patron Society trips feature luxurious accommodations, private collection viewings, and behind-the-scenes access to museums, galleries, and other fascinating art destinations.


Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2014. These unforgettable trips will be packed with private collection tours and behind-the-scenes access to museums and galleries. Enjoy elegant accommodations, fine dining, and good company.

Recent Trips

2014 – Napa Valley, CA

2013 – Houston, TX

2012 – Philadelphia, PA

2011 – Dallas, TX

2010 – Chicago, IL

2009 – New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA

For more information about Patron Society events, please call the Museum's development office at 503-276-4365.

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 | Directions
503-226-2811 | General info
503-276-4249 | Membership

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Hours + General Admission

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Seniors 55+, College Students
Children 17 and under

Special exhibition and program fees may apply.


The Museum will be closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 1).

Hours subject to change.
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Adult Group Tours $11 with

K–12 School Group Tours Free with

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