Collections showcase: Signs + stained glass

The AHC has a large collection of historic architectural artifacts, salvaged from buildings before they were demolished. This fall select works from the collection will be on view, with a focus on stained glass and historic signage. Pictured at left: Stained glass made made by Ben Milligan as a birthday present to Jerry Bosco in the 1970s–Bosco and Milligan were the founders of our organization.

Pop-up Reading Room

The AHC is also transforming our storefront gallery into a pop-up reading room with curated works from the AHC library. This is a chance to explore what’s in our library without an appointment! The books will rotate to feature different facets of Portland’s historic architecture. Come back here or follow us on social media for updates


Black Exteriors, Black Interiors

Albina Arts Center. Photo by Intisar Abioto.

With photos by Intisar Abioto, this exhibit examines the lived history of Black place through images of Black Portlanders in situ – in their homes, at work, creativity, and worship, and in places of architectural, cultural, and historical significance to the city’s African American community. Recently featured in The New York Times, Abioto helped document the places of historic significance to Portland’s Black community, a project recently accepted into the National Register of Historic Places.

Black Exteriors, Black Interiors is supported by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.