Experience Art in Person: Portland

It’s time for another look at how to safely experience art in person, this time in the city of Portland! During this past year, The Rose City’s vibrant art community adapted by showcasing exhibits and experiences online. Now, museums and galleries around the city of Portland are eager to once again open their doors to the public. 

If you are looking to plan a visit, you’ll find some changes to how museums and galleries typically operate. In the state of Oregon, indoor and outdoor recreational and entertainment facilities have been allowed to open, with restrictions. Many art establishments are requiring the advanced purchase of timed tickets, establishing restricted hours for visits, and adhering to appropriate COVID-19 protocols.

Below, you will find a handful of Portland museums and galleries that are welcoming back visitors to enjoy art in person.

Portland Art Museum 

On May 5th, the Portland Art Museum proudly opened its doors back open to the public, giving visitors full access to all galleries including the highly anticipated new exhibition, Ansel Adams in Our Time. This remarkable exhibit, focused on the American landscape, is making its only west coast stop at the Portland Art Museum and will be on display until August 1st. 

Before you visit, be sure to book a timed-entry ticket in advance as capacity is limited. 

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 

The Elizabeth Leach Gallery showcases both internationally established artists and those located in the Pacific Northwest. Their upcoming exhibit, Judy Cooke’s Form First, will be on display from June 3rd-June 26th. Judy Cooke has been a leading artist in the realm of painting throughout Portland. She utilizes a wide range of sizes, formats, materials, and motifs to create her pieces. 

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is open by appointment and is also welcoming guests who are in the neighborhood and want to stop by. Before you plan your visit, please note that priority will be given to appointments scheduled in advance. 

HOLDING Contemporary

HOLDING Contemporary presents exhibitions and programs by visual artists across a wide variety of disciplines. Their exhibit Cumulative Shadow, by Jovencio de La Paz, was showcased throughout the month of May. Jovencio de La Paz’s work highlights ideological and conceptual themes rooted in computational logic and abstraction. 

If you are looking to visit HOLDING Contemporary, make an appointment to visit during their open hours on Fridays and Saturdays. In regards to social distancing rules, no more than two visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

Froelick Gallery

Frolick Gallery exhibits and represents a diverse group of contemporary artists. Currently, they are open by appointment only, with only four visitors allowed in the gallery at one time. 

Their upcoming exhibit Between Land and Water by Terrell James will be featured from June 2nd – July 10th. Terrell is known for her abstract paintings that evoke a sense of nature. 

The Art Work FAS team is looking forward to enjoying art in person once again. We invite you to join in by visiting the website of each museum and gallery ahead of your visit to learn more about their COVID-19 protocols and to purchase your tickets. 

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