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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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  • I was very surprised to find out that a new exhibit about streamlined Automobiles from the 1930's was at the Portland Art Museum. I never would have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. A...  more »
  • As far as museums go this one is small and quaint and very easy to get around. The staff are helpful and it is connected to a couple of other museums across from a park. This would take a good 1 -2 ho...  more »
  • While not the largest museum in the US, visiting the Portland Art Museum nicely rounds out a visit that otherwise includes probably too much eating and drinking. Walk to this museum from your hotel do...  more »
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  • The Portland Art Museum (PAM) is truly a Portland treasure! Through the years they have had some amazing exhibits. They are also part of the amazing Arts for All program that allows low-income and seniors in Portland to enjoy this wonderful museum for only $5. There are also other $5 days offered for the general public & many, many great events. You have not visited Portland if you have not stopped at PAM and meet Ted (security guard & jazz aficionado) who is absolutely loved by visitors & Portlanders alike. The best thing I can say about PAM is that it is a vital part of the Portland community with exhibits and events that encompass everyone rich or poor.
  • The staff are accommodating and friendly. I attended the museum on a Thursday afternoon and it wasn't to crowded. The shape of speed was the main exhibit when I visited. It was fascinating to see the variety of historic vehicles. This museum surely needs at least a whole afternoon to really appreciate all of the beautiful pieces of art.
  • Portland Art Museum only costs $5 to every, after 5:00p.m. and it has two buildings with several different exhibits! I loved the classic cars, the Native American Art and the Photography! Also, there were AWESOME paintings and sculptures, plus one amazingly positive wall of ideas! I believe; anyone willing to take the time to walk through the museum will find the adventure well worth the effort! ENJOY with LOVE!
  • The Portland art museum has a very interesting article collection. They had a special exhibit on antique cars which was cool. They had a variety of other art collections to include photography, classic art, modern art, an interesting exhibit on trans art. It wasn't my favorite art museum, but it wasn't bad Free admission for Military.
  • Smallish museum cafe and gift shop with a rather astounding collection the oldest art museum in the west has amassed a collection which gives a basic introduction to the worlds art. The permanent collection is moved changed and swapped out on a fairly regular basis. The museum is CONSTANTLY hosting new exhibits which mean no two visits to the museum will be exactly the same (unless you visit 2 days in a row). The museum is a bit expensive but there are lots of ways to get around the cost for locals or even visitors. From checking out museum passes from the Multnomah County Library to coming after 5pm on Friday’s the cost of the museum can be reduced or eliminated! Well worth a visit for anyone in the Northwest. Oh and if gift shops are your thing the Portland Art Museum shop is TOP NOTCH!
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