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Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Address: 700 State St., Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-370-6855
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An outstanding collection of Native American baskets is one of the...

An outstanding collection of Native American baskets is one of the highlights of this Willamette University museum, which specializes in art of the Pacific Northwest and also features European and Asian art.

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Small but powerful

Sallie Ford Museum may be small, but it packs a wallop in its careful selection of Northwest artist works, native American pieces, and a stellar variety of special exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Sallie Ford Museum may be small, but it packs a wallop in its careful selection of Northwest artist works, native American pieces, and a stellar variety of special exhibits guaranteed to provide viewers with an exciting visual art experience. Every time I enter its doors, I know that I am in for a treat. Take the time to visit this... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Hallie Ford is a nice small art museum. Standout exhibits include the Native American gallery. It has a combination of visiting exhibits and exhibits from the university's collection. It offers discounts for AAA and there are free days each month

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salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

A very nice addition to the bush house at bush park in Salem Oregon. The museum is well done with a wide assortment of styles of art and crafts for display or sale. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The museum sits on the western edge of the campus of Willamette University and directly across the street from the Oregon State Capitol complex, so a visit here can easily be combined with the many attractions each of these sites offer. It is a small museum, and a great deal of its permanent collection consists of works by Northwest artists.... More 

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Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

They have world class art installations, comparable to art museums in Chiacgo or New York. They get a great range of exhibits and artists. I was so impressed with the quality of this museum that I became a member on the spot my first time there.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were visiting from NC and had never heard of this museum, but were pleasantly surprised by the extent and quality of their permanent collection. Highly recommend this for art lovers!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very interesting collection of Portland/Salem area artists from the past 100 years. Also, a good collection of Native American art from the Pacific Northwest. They have original work displayed with modern pieces done by Native American artists in traditional materials and/or in traditional styles. Good examples of traditional arts being continued and reinterpreted. A decent collection of artifacts from the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small museum but quite a variety of art. The Native American display was quite good. Lot of natural light an space for all the exhibits. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a nice outing for a group if you don't have a lot of experience with Museums or just need something to do. It's pretty small but the displays are very nice.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This museum is a great place to spend an hour or two while in Salem. It is situated on the beautiful Willamette University campus, There was an exhibit showcasing the work of seniors at Willamette and it was interesting to read about where each got their inspiration. There is also a very good permanent exhibit of the art of Pacific... More 

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