Free Day


  • 01.26.19
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Exhibit Opening Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain


  • 01.26.19
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rick Bartow (1946-2016) is one of Oregon’s most celebrated Indigenous artists. This retrospective exhibition of his large-scale paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures celebrates and memorializes his extraordinary life and career. Bartow’s work explores his Native American identity, his service in Vietnam and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his enduring love for the natural world. (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Warmth in Winter


  • 01.30.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! What keeps you warm at night? Travel back in time to the 1800s and imagine keeping warm as a fur trader camping or while traveling the Oregon Trail. Discover how certain animals stay warm all winter long. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Warmth in Winter


  • 01.31.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! What keeps you warm at night? Travel back in time to the 1800s and imagine keeping warm as a fur trader camping or while traveling the Oregon Trail. Discover how certain animals stay warm all winter long. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in (more…)

The World of Rick Bartow


  • 01.31.19
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Museum Curator of Art and Community Engagement Andries Fourie will lead a gallery walk through the exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain. Learn about Bartow’s life, his influences, the importance of his Native American heritage and the methods and materials he used to make his art. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm $7, (more…)

Kids Camp School’s Out!


  • 02.01.19
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tweet Tweet Did you hear that? It’s almost nesting season for local birds. Discover what it takes to make a safe habitat for birds and their babies. Assemble and decorate a nesting platform for songbirds that you can install in your own yard! Offering camps for elementary students on no school days! 9:00 am — (more…)

Kid-friendly Self-Portrait Workshop


  • 02.02.19
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Be inspired by Rick Bartow’s self portraits. Bring the kids for a fun, hands-on family workshop and learn to draw and paint self-portraits. Andries Fourie, curator of art and community engagement, will teach you how to draw facial features and a colorful, creative self-portrait. No previous experience required. All materials supplied. For ages 3 and (more…)

Nest Box Workshop


  • 02.02.19
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Encourage birds to nest on your property! Join us to learn about native backyard birds before making your own nest box to take home. Building materials provided. Suitable for ages 8 and older. The cost of the program includes materials for one box and two participants. The following Refund Policy is in effect for the (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Painting on Canvas


  • 02.06.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! Inspired by the art of John Simpkins in the exhibit Desert Mystic: Paintings by John Simpkins, create your own large-format folk art and a story to go along with it. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled (more…)