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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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  • The Portland Art Museum was a nice build. In a nice area to walk around. It was small and ok. I was still happy I went to experience it. 
    The Portland Art Museum was a nice build. In a nice area to walk around. It was small and ok. I was still happy I went to experience it.  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the museum. Chock full of world class pieces of art. From Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, to Van Gogh (on loan) it was time well spent. Sculptures, free-form... 
    Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the museum. Chock full of world class pieces of art. From Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, to Van Gogh (on loan) it was time well spent. Sculptures, free-form...  more »
  • A surprising range of art styles on display, from traditional and classical to more modern with some really nice individual pieces. Also an entire gallery dedicated to artefacts and artwork from... 
    A surprising range of art styles on display, from traditional and classical to more modern with some really nice individual pieces. Also an entire gallery dedicated to artefacts and artwork from...  more »
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  • Portland Art Museum is a nice museum houses good collection of works related to American Art, European Art, Chinese Art, and sculptures from Asia, China. The Art works displayed are very beautiful. The paintings of last decades/centuries are superb. Native American Art is also very beautiful. Museum Store has collection of Arts and Crafts. One can buy collectors items as a memory of the visit to museum. Overall a very good experience.
  • We went shortly after it opened and it wasn't too busy for a weekday. Lots of different styles and tastes to view. So much history and beauty to behold. Definitely a place to check out as their exhibits change every so often.
  • Amazing art Museum that covers two buildings. If you have been to large city art museums, it is hard to compete with the scope of European artists. What really impressed me was the First Nations art, contemporary art selections and the Perspectives. Well worth the visit!
  • I liked my time at the P.A.M. They are hosting the Diego Rivera and Frita exhibit which made the entrance fee worth it alone. Had wonderful paintings and intimate photos of their lives. The museum is larger than it appears from outside and I comfortably got through it in about an hour and forty five minutes. Seating and restrooms with a nice gift shop on the end. School groups can make the rooms loud along with the creaky wooden floors but overall a pleasant experience. I would give it a recommend while in Portland as long as it has a major exhibit going on.
  • Pretty cool place to check out in Portland. The abstract section was a lot more interesting in my opinion, but there were a lot of eye catching painting I came across looking through the whole museum! Definitely worth taking a look at if you enjoy art appreciation

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