Art Exhibitions

Portland Japanese Garden is a natural vehicle through which to explore Japanese art and design. Art exhibitions explore ideas and aesthetics integral to the fabric of life in Japan. Introducing a wide array of artists and art forms, these exhibitions will reflect on ways we experience peace through connections to art, nature, and one another.

Japanese Ceramics | "連" (ren) - Forging a Sense of Solidarity

A stunning display of 35 pieces of Japanese ceramics on loan to us from personal collections can be enjoyed in the Pavilion Gallery, featuring everyday objects to sculptural pieces fit for a grand foyer. The exhibition represents a range of aesthetics and artistry, and paints intimate stories of the owners’ connections to the Garden.

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Currently On Display

June 19 – July 19

Japanese Ceramics | “連” (ren) Forging a Sense of Solidarity



Photo by Dorothea Lange courtesy of Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.

Upcoming Exhibition in 2020

November 21, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Healing Nature: Gardens and Art of Manzanar with photographs by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Toyo Miyatake



Postponed Until Further Notice

Takahiro Iwasaki: Constructed Worlds


Liquid Sunshine, by Rui Sasaki

Water Patterns by Rui Sasaki