is a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It is led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. DONATE. 800 SE 10th Avenue, (503) 236-7996. EMAIL.

For our current response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see here. All in-person programming at Yale Union has been suspended indefinitely. We will be moving some events to our TWITCH channel in the meantime, and will continue to explore other options for engagement. Please check back for updates, or subscribe at the bottom of the page to receive updates by email.

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home school

home school were artists-in-residence at Yale Union from Mar – Dec 2019, the first time the project hasn’t been a pop-up. With YU’s help, home school’s fourth year of curriculum deepened their exploration of publication, screening, and demarketized conversation as platforms for aesthetic production and contemplation. Please browse the links in the column to the right for information and documentation for 2019 curricular events, all of which occurred at YU unless otherwise noted.

home school is a free pop-up art school in Portland, OR run by Victoria Anne Reis and manuel arturo abreu. We provide welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art and its issues. Our pedagogy honors the casual rigor of the etymology of “school,” from the Greek shkole, “spare time, leisure, idleness, rest.”

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 5–8pm
Jonathan Gonzalez: The Spiral

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 6–8pm
David Borgonjon: “The Matchmaker”

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 7–9pm
E. Jane: Deluxe Dreams chapbook launch

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Thinking Through Performance: An Artist Talk by Jaleesa Johnston

Friday, 9 August 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Imaginarios contrasexuales: analquismo, amor vegetal y disidencia racial
Screening and discussion with Johan Mijail

Friday, 26 July 2019, 5–7pm at YU
“Because” is an Answer
Reading and discussion with d. a. carter

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 7–9pm at YU
THESE ARE THE BREAKS: Race, Class, Gentrification, and the Emergence of Hip hop in film
Screening and discussion with Shellyne Rodriguez

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 6–8pm at YU
Reading and discussion with Tabitha Nikolai

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 5–7pm at YU
Bogosi Sekhukhuni

Sunday, 24 Mar 2019, 6–9p @ YU
Screening of work by Aria Dean, Mandy Harris Williams, & Redeem Pettaway
DJ set by Eric Fury
Catering by La Arepa Venezuelan cart