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Portland Art Museum, Portland

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Housed in a former Masonic Temple, Portland Art Museum holds a permanent collection of more than 42,000 works of art from around the world. This museum was founded in 1892 with the goal of creating a first-class art museum accessible to all of the community. Now, the museum continues to honor this mission, offering educational opportunities and special programs for children and adults. Explore the permanent collection, which includes European, Native American, Asian, American, and modern and contemporary art, as well as photography and graphic arts. After admiring the artwork, head to the on-site coffee shop to refuel or enjoy the scenery in the outdoor sculpture garden. Check the website for information about upcoming exhibits and events, such as artist talks, special tours, and lectures. Make Portland Art Museum a part of your Portland vacation plans using our Portland vacation trip planner.
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  • We took our teenage grandchildren here and saw the "Jennifer Steinkamp" installation. I have never seen anything like it before. Life size trees, spinning though it's year, leaves and flowers animated...  more »
  • The Portland Art Museum was a wonderful experience. Beautiful Museum with a nice variety of art. My daughter and I really enjoyed the Modern Art building. Awesome exhibits.  more »
  • Always wonderful exhibits and fantastic gift shop! Events happening all the time. Love the ancient Asian exhibits.  more »
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  • Try to go with someone who knows a little about art, or schedule a visit during one of their tours. It's a wonderful place to go! I went on one of the hottest days of the year so far and it was nice indoors. They have some very unique pieces. 10/10 would recommend anyone in Portland visit it at least once!
  • Good collection and flow.. exhibition presentation also well done. After browsing the museum take a stroll under stately elms outside the entrance in the historic south park blocks. Near Max and Portland Streetcar.
  • Awesome exhibits. 12 floors of beautiful Art. Our Favorite floor was the Native American, Eskimo, Mexican, Mayan & Mesoamerican pieces. Simply breathtaking + beautiful. Cellphone & Camera pictures are accepted:) Date night or Family Fun. We loved it. Free Admission on Art Museum Day!!
  • Nice museum, varied collections that are jusy the right size. I liked to discover the American painters and the native art. A whole day can be spent there.
  • Happened to come on a free day just in time for a how to draw tour. Guide was super nice and super informative. I also enjoyed a great talk at the African American art exhibit. Love the programming, love the collection, and love the openness to indigenous and minority artwork. Will be a regular visitor in the future!

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