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Re-opening October 15, 2020 with timely exhibitions

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will re-open to Portland State students, faculty, and staff on October 15, 2020. We welcome you to visit us in-person on Thursdays and Fridays from 11am to 5pm.

We are taking extra precautions with your health and safety in mind including requiring masks for entry, contactless check-in, and limiting our capacity to 25 in our 7,500 square foot space. 

Our current exhibitions offer visitors the chance to explore themes of racism, social justice, American history, and abolitionism. We encourage professors to schedule class visits and use the museum as a resource for exploration and inquiry.

For those who are unable to visit in-person, the exhibitions are also online with additional resources including in-depth artist talk videos, and digital exhibition catalogs. 

We hold steadfast to the idea that, in days such as these, art is even more important than ever. As we witness our society react to the unjust murders of countless people of color and to the disproportionately affected communities hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, we will remain proactive in our mission to be experimental, collaborative, innovative, and a catalyst for social change. 

Online galleries, Artist Talks, and Exhibition Catalogs

Visit our Online Exhibitions

Colorful portrait of a Black man by Arvie Smith

Arvie Smith: 2 Up and 2 Back II

Smith takes messages from public discourse, advertising, news media, pop culture, film, and daily micro-assaults on marginalized groups to deliver powerful images. Smith’s work is about race and identity, inequity, justice, perseverance and, ultimately, the resilience of the human spirit.

Portrait Painting Co-Conspirators by Daniel Duford

Daniel Duford: John Brown's Vision from the Scaffold

This exhibition focuses on mythology and storytelling in narrative figure painting with radical abolitionist John Brown as the central figure. The project was conceived during a 2017 visit to Harpers Ferry, the site of Brown’s raid on the federal armory. 

JSMA @ PSU Artist Grant Program in response to Black Lives Matter movement

Deadline Extended to October 31, 2020

This grant will award $2,500 grants to 20 artists in the Portland metro region responding to the Black Lives Matter movement. Funded by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.


Located in the heart of Portland State University’s urban campus on the Park Blocks

1855 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201


Beginning Oct. 15, 2020

Thursdays & Fridays: 11am - 5pm

The museum is FREE and open to PSU students, faculty, and staff at this time.