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"Please read before"

09 Aug – 30 Sep

An exhibition with works addressing books, text, and the time it takes to read.

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28 Sep

Where the Sky and the Earth Meet: Indigenous Artists of Endurance and Resilience

Join us for a panel discussion by Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian visual artists as they present their work addressing the complexities of contemporary Native life and Native identity.

This event is free and open to the public.


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

04 Oct

Oct 4 12:00 AM – Oct 25 12:00 AM

06 Oct

Stefan Gruber Animation Screening / Q&A

Seattle based experimental animator Stefan Gruber will screen their hand drawn films including a Portland premiere of their newest film ‘Boiler Room Mystics’ followed by a Q&A.


7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

10 Oct

Critical Studies MA Lecture with Mohanad Elshieky - Where is the joke in that?

Mohanad Elshieky, Where is the joke in that Lecture/Stand Up Comedy Workshop Mediatheque, Date: October 10, Start Time: 6:30-8:00 pm


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

12 Oct

Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2018 Symposium

This symposium will engage all those who regularly look at, think about, and make art—especially art students and faculty, artists, art critics, and curators. Keynote: Allan deSouza whose forthcoming book is titled How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change.

Oct 12 – Oct 13

12 Oct

Graduate School Information Session

Come join us on Friday, October 12 from 12:30 to 1:30pm to learn more about the ins and outs of applying to graduate school.


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

13 Oct

Teaching While Marginalized: What Our Bodies Teach Us About Critical Pedagogy

In this interactive workshop, Z Nicolazzo will discuss the always already embodied nature of critical pedagogy for people with marginalized identities. She will engage participants in self-reflection and group-based activities to explore what it means to “show up” with marginalized identities in classroom spaces, how we are met with student resistance, and the possibilities for meeting such resistance to navigate the academy.



15 Oct

Paul J. Karlstrom in conversation with Mary Chomenko Hinckley: Art in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

An exploration of the imposition of technology on nature and the artist’s response


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

19 Oct

22 Oct

MFA VS Lecture Series: Will Rawls

The MFA in Visual Studies program is excited to welcome choreographer, performer and writer, Will Rawls, as part of the Fall 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

24 Oct

MFA AC+D Lecture Series: Annica Cuppetelli

Join the MFA AC+D Program for a robust lecture series, designed to engage with prominent visiting artists, designers, and critics working at the intersection of art, craft and design.

All lectures are free + open to the public.


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

29 Oct

01 Nov

The Earth Will Not Abide:Cascadia

Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross, Brian Holmes and Alejandro Meitin, Sarah Lewison and duskin! drum, Claire Pentecost, and Sara Siestreem

Nov 1 6:00 PM – Jan 12 6:00 PM

09 Nov

10 Nov

2018 Alumni Reunion

Calling all PNCA and Museum Art School Alumni! We hope you’ll join us for your PNCA Reunion Saturday, November 10th for an evening of community, conversation, memories, and celebration. Maybe it’s been one year since you walked across the stage at graduation. Maybe it’s been fifty. Perhaps you thought your PNCA days were over? Well, we’re here to tell you that school is back in session! Get ready for another PNCA party, more art walks, and classes (minus the homework) at this year’s Alumni Reunion. You can expect drinks, dinner, performances, and more to honor and celebrate YOU, our Alumni community. Best of all, it’s free for 2018 graduates!


5:00 PM – 10:00 PM