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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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remarkable collection

For a small town like Salem Oregon, this is nice surprise. An excellent collection. Native American section especially good. Worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

For a small town like Salem Oregon, this is nice surprise. An excellent collection. Native American section especially good. Worth a visit.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I and my family had a wonderful time looking at the exhibits. We go back every chance we get when we go back to visit family. This museum was recommend by them and the admission was reasonable.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really like this museum - nice collection of northwest artists, good context provided on wall cards, excellent special installations. Well worth checking out. Don't begrudge the modest entrance fee, it's part of a lovely small college, take a walk and look around the quad, the Mill Stream, and the Star Trees.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Hallie Ford Museum is not huge, but definitely worth an hour or two experiencing the art displays. They rotate special exhibitions, plus they have their own collection - I was pretty blown away at the art that is housed in a wonderful building, well lit, bright, with very pleasant landscaping. I recommend this Museum highly - it is invigorating,... More 

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Sheridan, Oregon
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26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am glad I finely went to visit this museum. I love art and this place has all kinds. Some I didnt get ? But the artist had something in mind. Not just paintings, I have new understanding of peoples ideas of art. I do appreciate more kinda of art after vising. I highly recommend visiting !

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

TUESDAYS: admission is FREE for everyone! $6: General; $4: Senior (age 55+); $3: Educator or College Student (age 18+ with school ID). View Permanent Collections of outstanding Pacific NW artists, including Native American artists. Special exhibitions often feature NW art. Easy to find, on State St. just west of Willamette U. campus. Parking (metered) is usually available nearby.

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Salem, Oregon
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89 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went on senior day, so thought we would take in the museum. We have lived in this town for 30 years and never went. My goodness, what a wonderful experience. The displays were wonderful, interesting, interactive for families, new discoveries for children, and generally very educational. We have recommended it to several of our friends

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Salem, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This museum's exhibits belie its small size. They provide outstanding temporary exhibits, plus a nice sampling of art from pre-history to the present. Their Native American art/basketry display rivals that of much larger museums. Many free lectures associated with the various exhibits. Part of nearby Willamette University, it is heavily used as a "teaching museum."

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West Linn, Oregon
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71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Although it is a small museum, the visiting "Near East" exhibit was amazing. The artifacts were so beautiful and the historic descriptions fascinating. We were so fortunate to have the opportunity to view this spectacular exhibit. Allow a minimum of an hour for your visit.

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Emery, SD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I'm not a fan of modern art. This place is full of it. They had a couple of exhibits of old pottery from the near east which was minimally interesting. There was an exhibit of ancient coins which was interesting. Otherwise, it was a snoozer.

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