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Design Museum Mornings: Business x People x Design

Explore how good design can be a powerful strategic asset for companies to rethink, restructure, and relaunch with Roel Uleners, seasoned design leader, strategist, facilitator, and advisor.   Effective business strategy is constantly evolving with rapidly-changing markets ...

Call For Entries • Street Seats International Design Challenge!

Calling all designers, architects, makers, builders, artists, and creatives: New international design challenge for a public outdoor bench exhibition!   Download Call for Entries REGISTER   We are pleased to announce Street Seats: Urban Benches ...

Guest Blog: Show Show Creator & Host Melody Rowell

We sat down with Founder and CEO of the Show Show Lab, Melody Rowell, to chat about her upcoming VR/AR Comedy Show! In the world of emerging technology, virtual and augmented ...

Design Museum Mornings: Revelations in International Education

Explore the breadth of possibility in education through an international tour of schools, environments, and communities.   Learning environments differ widely from one school to the next, defined by unique communities, adopted ...

Press Release: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Amanda Hawkins Design Museum Foundation amanda@designmuseumfoundation.org 917-747-4422 Mack McFarland Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Pacific Northwest College of Art mmcfarland@pnca.edu 503-821-8969 High-resolution media images and additional information available here: http://bit.ly/2mcylOo Exhibition preview video available here: ...

UNITE: Human Tech Connect

Explore the irreplaceable role of human relationships in the robust world of prosthetic technology.   Prosthetic technology is rapidly advancing with robotics, 3D-printing, and studies in anatomy and neurology. The most essential component ...

2017 • A Year in Review

Thank you for making 2017 a wonderful year at Design Museum Portland! What a year it has been! Between brand-new programs, a growing membership base, and a shiny new book, 2017 ...

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics Coming Soon: Free Exhibit by Design Museum Foundation On View: Feb 15 – May 9, 2018 Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA Advancements in medicine, ...

Welcome our newest Director’s Circle Member, Knoll!

We are excited to announce our newest Director’s Circle Member, Knoll! Knoll joins the Design Museum Portland Director’s Circle as our newest Bronze Member! Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, ...

Support Our Next Exhibition • Give to the Annual Fund

Hi there! We’re working on our next big exhibition at Design Museum Portland: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. It’s an amazing time to look at this field through ...