Art & Conversation – Portland Art Museum

Each month we include Art & Conversation in the list of Retiree Network events. We were recently asked for more information about this recurring event.

For those of you who aren’t aware of this series, Art & Conversation is a monthly opportunity (3rd Thursday of every month) for those 55 and older to visit the Portland Art Museum for free.  Some PCC retirees are regular attendees, so come join us!

Art & Conversation begins with coffee and conversation at 9:15 a.m., followed by a topic of the month lecture at 10:15 a.m.  The main museum building doesn’t open until 10:00 a.m., so enter through the Mark Building for the coffee hour, (the Mark Building is the old Scottish Rite Temple building to the North).  The lecture itself is held in the Whitsell Auditorium in the lower level of the museum.  (If you’ve attended showings of Northwest Film Festival movies, you’ve probably been in the Whitsell Auditorium.)  After the lecture, participants can tour the museum at their leisure without the usual admission fees.  There’s no need to sign up in advance or RSVP to anyone, you can simply show up at the museum.

This month’s Art & Conversation will be Thursday, July 17th. This month, in conjunction with the Museum’s featured summer exhibit, Bruce Guenther, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will discuss The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden.



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