events
UPCOMING:

Check back soon! We are cooking up some fun events for this coming winter---



PAST EVENTS:


Opening for I Hear a Symphony

New work by Daniel Long

Saturday- October 11th, 2014- 8pm

with dancing and cookies

Dj's Jen O and Sweet Jimmy T will bring the milk
































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Don Pyle- September 3rd 2014- October 5th 2014

































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Please join us in celebrating our 2 year anniversary- with a mega-rad-splunk-razzm-tasm-POOL PARTY!!!

SATURDAY AUGUST 2nd 5-8 pm

We rented out the entire Peninsula Park Pool! We have music- dancing -water slide- snack- t-shirt gun- underwater camera. JOIN US- All ARE WELCOME!

Peninsula Park Pool is located
on the corner of Albina and Rosa Park

700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217

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Effigy Mounds:
the art of Corum

Opening night extravaganza-
Saturday May 17th 2014 8pm

Inspired by recent travels to Guatemala and experiences with Leonard Crow Dog's Sundance ceremony, multitalented artist and voyager Grant Corum welcomes us into his world with Effigy Mounds: the Art of Corum – an escape hatch from reality into a world of mysterious relics, primal sources, luminous visions and altered states. The opening party on Saturday will be a mystic spectacle, ceremonially opening the gates to a psychedelic landscape crafted out of the remnants of our collective psychic past, where you will see and feel conjurations of:

Holographic Lost Continents, Temple of American Orphic Vice Saint Michael Jackson, Symbiotic Fusion of Star Descent Spores, Current Tunnels of Snake Cults, Inner Dimensional Dream Travelgraphs, and Walt Disney-eque Peyote-inflected Fantasia Visions

Please join us this Saturday to bring Grant’s visions to life, with a Tarot-themed performance by White Gourd where she explores The Magician, and a screening and live Effigy Mounds film score of by Corum.


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RICHART: the art of Richard Tracy artist reception and Record Release Party for cellist Lori Goldston






We are having a party! Saturday night! April 19th, 2014 8pm

In celebration of our new show RICHART: The Art of Richard Tracy, we will have a performance from cellist Lori Goldston, showcasing her record recently released from Mississippi Records. There will also be a screening of the film Richart made by local artists Vanessa Renwick and Dawn Smallman. The night will be filled with food and booze and merriment! Artist will be in attendance.

Come on down!!!














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TARA JANE ONEIL RECORD RELEASE

Friday March 7th 2014 8 PM

free (donations strongly suggested for touring act)

Tara Jane Oneil will delight us with music from her newest album. This will be a very powerful night of creative exchange. We are so happy to host Chris Johanson's show and wanted to throw a proper party. Joining TJO will be our resident trickster Brian Mumford performing his project Dragging an Ox Through Water. We will also be graced with some witchy words form poet and artist Mo Ritter. All in All- this night is not to be missed!

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Saturday February 15th----8 PM

SELF(ISH) EXPRESSION(ISM)
Chris Johanson's solo exhibition
opening night party!



with music from Gift Horse


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Phillip Cohran Live! Hollywood Theater-
Thursday February 6th










































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SATURDAY JANUARY 11th, 2014

Opening night for Portland Collects: PMOMA presents work from private collections

8 PM FUN-FUN-FUN-FUN






























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FREE SPIRIT SCREENING!

Tuesday January 7th, 2014 8PM

A collection of shorts from our friends and collaborators at free spirit news!






















*adult content- like really adult stuff- so no kiddos this time!

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DECEMBER 21st, 2013



WINTER NIGHT WITH SUNFOOT
with a special warm beverage from Johanna Jackson

9:30 PM





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DECEMBER 16th, 2013

WARM IT UP!
Monday December 16th- PMOMA is harnessing all the warmth of our community and having an extra special musical evening.

featuring

Marissa Anderson
Jolie Holland
and friends

8 PM, free



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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013------ 8 PM

MR. OTIS CLOSING JAMBOREEEEE

featuring musical performances by: The Woolen Men and Half Shadow

short stories inspired by the paintings from:
Eric Benick, Nicole Levine, Michelle Rose

We loved having Mr. Otis's work on display at PMOMA this past month and we want to throw a serious going away party--- come and celebrate with us

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October 12th, 2013---------- 8PM

Primitve-Moderne: the art of Mr. Otis
Opening Reception with special performance by cellist Lori Goldston























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SHAKE YOUR HIPS IN THE VILLAGE!!!!!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH 2013 ----- 8PM

Portland Museum of Modern Art is back for another exciting year of programming! We started out by hosting Glaswegian artist Sue Tompkins as part of Portland's Time Based Arts festival which opened at the beginning of the month. On Saturday September 28th we will be hosting a night of performances inspired by this work. Please join us in celebrating Sue Tompkins and TBA.

Performances by:

Music from Sad Horse
Words and songs from Neal Morgan
Words from Sarah Archer
Performance from Alicia McDaid

Show starts at 8pm

A little about the performers:

Sad Horse: Sad Horse reside in Portland, Oregon. Like twins who share a secret game of their own invention, Geoff Soule and Elizabeth Venable have in Sad Horse a band that operates by its own gleeful logic. Hearing these songs, you can tell there are rules keeping all of the clockwork pieces moving together but they are elusive to anyone except the two of them. From the simple set-up of guitar, drums and two voices Sad Horse spin a maniacal whirlwind, shooting off songs that twist and turn and seem on the verge of shaking to pieces before suddenly careening into a great big chorus or hooky riff. It's an exhilarating blur at first but as soon as your ears adjust it becomes clear that at heart the record is a collection of strange and wonderful pop songs. (taken from Water Wing Records official website)
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Neal Morgan: Neal Morgan's music consists of drumming and singing - his second full length solo album was self-released January 24, 2012, with distribution by Drag City, who also distributed his debut album, To The Breathing World, 2009. Has accompanied Joanna Newsom since 2006. Arranged and performed the drums on Have One On Me. Has accompanied Bill Callahan and arranged and performed drums on Apocalypse.
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Sarah Archer: Sarah Archer is a poet from Portland, Oregon. She can carry 12 glasses at a time but breaks an average of two per week.
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Alicia McDaid: As an Irish Catholic who attended a Quaker High school and wished she was Jewish but instead became involved in the 12 Step module of therapy as a young teen, she indulged in the processes of being lost and found ad infinitum. As a 15 year old, she received 2 (curable) STD’s while losing her virginity in Trenton, New Jersey and believes comedy and tragedy are like chocolate and peanut butter. An avid, devout and possibly obsessive compulsive therapy hobbyist, she has tried everything from new age support groups to stone age psychiatry to hot stone massage. From colonics to Rasputinesque hypno-acupuncture to 12 step to step-aerobic constipation it has been a thoroughly entertaining romp in the dark. While she has never really found the ultimate “solution”, she has spent a lot of money. She has performed in PICA's 2008, '09 and '12 TBA festivals as well as Seattle's 2009 On the Boards Festival. She was married in 2010 and will hopefully be divorced by 2014.
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SAD NIGHT LIVE




SATURDAY JUNE 8th 2013---- 8 PM

Sad Night Live is curated by PMOMA featuring our favorite sad songs from performers Michael Hurley, Shelley Short, and Dragging an Ox Through Water. We have also asked acclaimed author Patrick DeWitt to read us one of his saddest stories. Please join us in embracing sadness as part of happiness.

A little about being sad:

Sadness is perhaps the least popular emotion, but there is at times something comforting in its presence, also. The sadness of others, when presented in the form of song, story, or painting, can be moving and empowering, as the viewer is forced to recognize sorrow as a shared or communal experience.

This Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art, four local artists will delve into their most melancholic material, in celebration of all things Sad.

Sad Night Live: Because a life without sadness is no life at all.

This show is in conjunction with Uncontrollable Urge, a YETI Magazine retrospective on view now at Portland Museum of Modern Art through June 14th


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Uncontrollable Urge: A YETI Magazine retrospective
-featuring an eclectic showcase of thirty-plus national and international artists -

OPENING PARTY Saturday May 4th, 8 PM






































The publication celebrates its thirteenth year with
issue #13, in a new full-color format which debuts at the exhibition.

Also debuting is the tenth and final “YETI bootleg” collage film, which will only screen at the opening (the other YETI bootlegs were shown throughout 2012 at Portland’s lovely Hollywood Theatre).



















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The Waltz the story of August and Eloise
A new exhibition by Kyle Simon featuring Benjamin Folstein

Opening reception SATURDAY MARCH 23rd 7:30 pm
live performance through-out the night
with a feast laid out for a king! roasted chicken, golden fruits, and much more!!













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TUESDAY MARCH 26th







































---in conjunction with the current exhibition
THE WALTZ the story of August and Eloise
by Kyle Simon


PMOMA presents: SLEEP 5
part of a local poetry reading series

featuring writers:
Jay Nebel / David Weinberg / Morgan Ritter

sleep series website

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Opening Night!!! PMOMA's first annual group show pays tribute to joy and light.
Come celebrate with us! Saturday February 9th 7:30






























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JANUARY 12th 2013--- 8 PM



























A very special night of readings from acclaimed writers:

Patrick deWitt
Jon Raymond
Venessa Veselka

in conjunction with "The Big Fig" the knit sweaters of Johanna Jackson on display through January 31st

Patrick deWitt (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and later lived in Californiaand Washington. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

His first book, Ablutions (2009), was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice book. His second book, The Sisters Brothers (2011), was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2011 Governor General's Award for English language fiction. He was one of two Canadian writers, alongside Esi Edugyan, to make all four award lists in 2011. On November 1, 2011, he was announced as the winner of the Rogers Prize, and on November 15, 2011, he was announced as the winner of Canada's 2011Governor General's Award for English language fiction. On April 26, 2012, the book The Sisters Brothers won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Award. Alongside Edugyan, The Sisters Brothers was also a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.

Vanessa Veselka is a writer and musician living in Portland, Oregon. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, a student of paleontology, an expatriate, an independent record label owner, a train-hopper, a waitress, and a mother. Her work has appeared in Bust, Bitch, Maxmum Rock ’n’ Roll, Yeti Magazine and Tin House. Zazen is her first novel.

Jon Raymond published his first novel, The Half-Life in May of 2004. He has also worked as a screenwriter and wrote the short story inspired by the photography of Justine Kurland on which the film Old Joy is based. Old Joy was shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and the 2006 Rotterdam International Film Festival and stars musician Will Oldham. Raymond also co-wrote the 2008 filmWendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams. Both Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy are based on short stories published in Raymond's 2008 collection, Livability, which won the Oregon Book Award's Ken Kesey Award for Fiction in 2009.

Raymond's professional duties include co-editing Tin House, editing Plazm, art criticism for Artforum and Modern Painters, and teaching through The New School

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DECEMBER 21st, 2012- Opening Reception 7:30
Johanna Jackson--- "The Big Fig" ---knit works

with special musical guest: Grouper




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November 13th 2012------- 7:30pm free
PMOMA & FREE SPIRIT NEWS Presents:
Princess Dies & Friends




A reading of "The Way The Princess Dies" prequel short story with a screening of Princess Dies Episode 4 Parts 1 & 2. Follow the Princess as she starts off on an epic journey of life and death through a world of the dunes, to find herself stumbling onto a Post Apocalyptic compound of a bizarre German man wearing no pants. See her through her precarious life on the compound and the adventures she finds herself in.

After a short intermission, FREE SPIRIT NEWS will showcase new work by contributors!

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November 3rd 2012 -----------------8pm free
a night of words and music
Sonny Smith reads his piece "See's All Knows All"
Patrick deWitt reads recent works
Marissa Anderson plays guitar
Dragging an Ox through Water plays it all





Come join us for a special evening of readings and music. Bay Area artist Sonny Smith will be joining us to perform some songs/writings in conjunction with his piece 100 records, currently showing at PMOMA . The night will also host three Portland gems. Man Booker Prize listed author Patrick deWitt will read recent works, and Mississippi Records recording artists Marissa Anderson and Dragging an Ox Through Water will set the tone for a perfect cozy evening at The Portland Museum of Modern Art.: