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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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  • Was really impressed with the variety of genres and quality of many of the pieces. Spent a prefect stormy Saturday perusing a gem in Portland.  more »
  • I was blown away by how large this museum is!! There are so many styles of art in this museum, photography, paintings, sculpting, wood work, abstract..... I think it was $13/person? Either way it was ...  more »
  • Spent a few hours walking through this facility. Although not extensive there is a very nice selection of art and sculptures covering the last few centuries. Additionally there is nice room covering a...  more »
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  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • Dope sculptures outside, and very broad and diverse exhibits. Personal favorite was the African American exhibit (and that series of photos showing the shire over the course of a year was no slouch either).
  • Best museum in town. Great way to kill time. Nothing that famous. The modern building wing is cool.
  • Nice event facility. Was here for student art awards and the second building which appears to have originally been a mason building is quite nice, with a very nice ballroom /stage area. My son said that had school prom here. The room was immaculate with kind of Egyptian Arabic theme. Would be nice if their website gave some suggestions for parking.