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“About an Hour of your time Art Museum” 3 of 5 stars
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Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State St., Salem, OR 97301
503-370-6855
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Ranked #16 of 72 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: 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.
Kansas City, Missouri
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“About an Hour of your time Art Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I went to the Art Museum and spent about an hour viewing the contents. It was a nice clean place and I liked the Oregon art. I thought they should include more paintings instead of so many photographs. It may be just me, but I am in the group of people who don't really consider photographs artistic.

Visited June 2013
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Salem, Oregon
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“State St. gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This art museum just east of downtown Salem has a wonderful permanent collection of outstanding art by Northwest artists, as well as excellent temporary exhibits. Admission is FREE on Tuesdays.

Visited January 2013
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Salem OR
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“Hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Hallie Ford Museum just east of downtown on State St. is a treasure trove of Northwest art. Don't miss the current exhibit, "Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal" The downstairs exhibit of sculpture & prints ends Mar. 24; the upstairs exhibit of prints & small sculptures ends Feb. 10. Admission is free Tuesdays!

Visited December 2012
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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“wonderful collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is definitely worth a visit. The museum is quite comfortable and has a variety of permanent collections, although small, the collections are excellent. There are also a number of exhibition halls that change regularly. I was there during the Family Holdings exhibition of nomadic material culture - weavings that displayed a brilliance of color and design.

Visited September 2012
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Chandler, AZ
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The museum is small by most standards but it makes up with quality and a great variety of art. It is one of the best museums we have seen. It is amazing how the time flew while we were in the museum.

Visited September 2012
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