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We Design: People. Practice. Progress.

We Design: People. Practice. Progress. brings together creatives from different backgrounds to examine and celebrate the range of career paths, applications, and impact in design. Spanning generations, geographies, and practices, We Design features...

Design Museum Mornings: Building Narrative Power

Everything we do tells our story. What is yours? Storytelling is a uniquely-human expression. It’s a powerful experience for both storyteller and listener alike, and an opportunity to effect change at ...

Reframe Your Blind Spots

Design Museum Mornings with Ben Little, Head of Venture Strategy at Siemens Simply put, we see what we expect to see. The rest falls prey to a virtual blind spot. We ...

Designing in Blue

How IBM Adopted Design at Scale By Charlie Hill, IBM Fellow; Photos and renderings courtesy of IBM I’m sitting in a conference room in IBM’s office in Cambridge, MA, on a video ...

Unveiling the 2019 Design Impact Posters

Be inspired by the 2019 Design Impact Poster Showcase, featuring talented Portland graphic artists. This year marks our sixth anniversary in Portland, and we celebrated big with our second-annual Gala and ...

Designing Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States. Their mission: enable a vibrant community of startups to realize their visions by providing access to the resources, labs, and funding they need to thrive.

6 Great Reasons to Attend Gala 6

Design Museum Portland Gala 6 is all about exploring design through the senses. From delectable cuisine to design-infused sensory experiences, we’ve picked the top 6 reasons why the Gala will ...

Through the Eyes of an Architect

An Interview with Phil Freelon Interviewed by Amanda Hawkins, Edited by Eva Hill and Susan Janowsky Three years after opening, tickets to the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture ...

Gala 6 • FAQ

    What is the Gala Dinner? Enjoy the full night-long Design Museum celebration! Start the night with specialty cocktails and multi-sensory snacks while you browse and bid on the Silent Auction. Then, ...

Fall 2019 Visitor’s Guide

Visit Design Museum this Fall for our busiest season ever! Join us for new exhibitions, day-long conferences, and other events throughout the Fall. Members will receive their Visitor Guide in the mail, but you can download the digital visitor guide here!