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Portland Art Museum

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Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: 503-226-2811
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Although this venerable art museum, established in 1892, houses a large...
Although this venerable art museum, established in 1892, houses a large number of international works, its highlight is a renowned collection of Native American art.
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If you love art you will love this museum!

I'm a member here! Can't get enough of this place. Wonderful collection of art work and very special changing exhibits. Great children's room and the gift shop is a special place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm a member here! Can't get enough of this place. Wonderful collection of art work and very special changing exhibits. Great children's room and the gift shop is a special place to visit for gifts. The modern art collection is beautiful and wonderfully displayed. There is a small but great changing photo collection.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I went during the Bastille day celebration and the Gods and Heroes exhibit. Unfortunately, I didn't give myself enough time to see everything. Highlights - Native American collection, and the Chinese and Japanese collections.

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Chester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited on a hot summer day and found the museum to be both cool and quite interesting. Exhibits of ceramics, both modern and classic vintage, were plentiful as was their African section. The exhibits are split between two buildings with a tunnel connecting them. We spent little time in the modern section but enjoyed the rest. A large exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Small collection but some very important pieces. Of course a great waterlilly by Monet. You'll never guess the peace by Lautrec!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not the biggest or best art museum in the country. Pretty area around Portland's Park Blocks. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit this museum. But, if you have time, a very decent collection to view. Northwest Cinema shows independent films at this facility.

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Waimea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum that has a big city collection. Check out their website for special exhibitions, which are very well presented. Definitely worth a visit.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A terrific, if small, encyclopedic museum. I've been a few times and I've always been impressed with the high caliber of the special exhibits. Most recently a special installation of Ai Wei Wei's zodiac at the same time as a presentation on the artists and techniques of the Paris Fine Arts Academy. They also own a spectacular collection of Japanese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong here. Their website defines the current and permanent exhibits. Spend a couple hours on a rainy day just taking it all in.

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Sanibel, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had an enjoyable visit. There is a good variety of art. They had lots of wonderful permanent exhibits and we really liked their featured exhibits too. I will say that the layout (building is divided up) makes it hard to find your way around. I had heard this from others so we decided to just start at the top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This museum had two excellent exhibitions while I was there, one of Ai Wei Wei's Signs of the Zodiac (which I had previously missed in Toronto) and one of David Hockney's Rake's Progress. Both were very well curated and presented. The museum shop was also great, with lots of objects by local artists.

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Additional Information about Portland Art Museum

Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: 503-226-2811
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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