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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. Plan your visit to Portland Art Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Portland online driving holiday planner .
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  • We spent a nice morning at the Portland Art Museum. We were quite lucky to catch the exhibit on the Wyeths (N.C., Andrew, and Jamie), although one wonders why they left out Henriette Wyeth in the exhi...  more »
  • I visited the museum in November and the Laika animation exhibit. It was and is amazing. So worth seeing the detail that goes into animated movies by this Portland company.  more »
  • It's been about 4 years since our last visit to Portland Art Museum. When we found out they were doing an exhibit featuring the films of Laika Animation, we knew we had to check it out. The exhibit, w...  more »
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  • The Portland Art Museum is such a gorgeous place. Every time I go there, I see something new and exciting that I hadn't noticed before. There's so much diversity there, both in the art and the ambience. I find it to be a good place to sit, think, and enjoy beautiful works of art.
  • We visited and saw the Laika exhibit which was just amazing! First Thursday of the month is free and first Friday is $5 which is a great way to see the museum! It can be a little crowded at those times though. The exhibits are really interesting and worth going a couple times to see everything.
  • Laika was there to show off their projects & it was such a superb showing. I was fascinated by absolutely everything. The detail on the small sets & knowing just how hard people work on these projects makes this such a worthwhile thing to say. I HIGHLY recommend going!
  • The parking lot or structure nearby is down hill, next door and not managed by the PAM. Just pay the day fee. It's always better than cutting your visit short to rush back to your vehicle The ADA compliant entrance is to the right of the front steps, further right of the courtyard. It's kinda hidden behind a wall. Be advised that the museum is up hill from that lot and every other parking lot or parking bldg nearby. It's best to get an all day pass, and get there earlier rather than later. Even better; have a driver drop you off (If possible) in front of the building.
  • If you have a stroller or a little one I would suggest not going here. It is not set up for a stroller with all the different sets of stairs. They have a lot of 1800's era type art which I don't find very exciting. They do have a lot of cool artifacts and they have good "feature" displays that change every couple of months.
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