Art galleries and museums and other venues are beginning to open, and here's a sampling of some of the things to go out and enjoy.

COURTESY PHOTO - Elizabeth Leach Gallery will introduce new exhibits July 2, including Matthew Picton's sculptural relief, titled 'Eschatologies.'
The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first newspaper edition of each month (usually coinciding with First Thursday), and some have opened or have prepared to open in the wake of closures due to coronavirus/COVID-19 and government restrictions:

• Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., has been operating by appointment only for the past three months, and it plans to feature exhibits by Matthew Picton ("Eschatologies," sculptural relief), Anna Von Mertens ("Nature and Other Relationship," new drawings) and Melody Owen ("Are you animal — vegetable — or mineral?" new collages), July 2-Aug. 1. For more:

• Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., has resumed regular business hours and displays exhibits of new works by Sherrie Wolf ("Memento," paintings) and Lucinda Parker ("Helens & Hood: Keep Safe Distance," paintings), through July 31. For more:

• Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., presents work by R. Keaney Rathbun ("A Walk in the Woods," carved linoleum), through Aug. 2. It's open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and by appointment. For more:

• Portland Art Museum has targeted July 16 as its reopening date. Some galleries will be open with limited visitors. Exhibitions will include "Volcano!" and "Art and Race Matters." The museum also has rescheduled exhibitions, including "Ansel Adams in Our Time" (Jan. 30-May 30, 2021) and "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism" (Feb. 19-June 5, 2022). For more:

• The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University is one of many galleries that has utilized online for exhibits. Currently on view are three exhibitions, featuring local artists Daniel Duford ("John Brown's Vision on the Scaffold") and Arvie Smith ("2 Up 2 Back II") and a Class of 2020 Bachelor of Fine Art Student Showcase titled "AB 60." When open, you can find the museum at 1855 S.W. Broadway. For more:

• Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., reopened and continued with the exhibit that it had featured when it closed in March: "Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life." For more:

• A couple attractions outside Portland have reopened. The High Desert Museum in Bend features new exhibit "Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness.," a collection of portraiture by photographer Matika Wilbur, and an extension of "Infinite Moment: Burning Man on the Horizon," through Jan. 3, 2021. For more: And, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has reopened in McMinnville. See for more.

• For information on galleries: First Thursday,; Portland Art Dealers Association,

— Jason Vondersmith

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