Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum: Hours, Address, Portland Art Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Portland Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of the oldest art museums on the west coast with an impressive collection of Native American and Asian art, plus a large modern and contemporary wing. Rotating special exhibitions bring the best of the art world to Portland.
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wethiker
Naples114 contributions
Dec 2021
Do not miss this museum. Actually two museums in one connected by an art filled walkway. Give yourself a half day. Use your cellphone camera with NO flash to save the memories. We tried to time it with the weather but it was sunny and bright all day anyway.
Written December 18, 2021
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lee m
Oakland, CA45 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful space, building and exhibits. Beautiful park and church across the street, groovy coffee shop couple blocks up (Super Joy). The rotating exhibits are world/first class (I've been to many San Francisco, New York and European museums). The current exhibit Egypt (Nefertari and New Kingdom/Egyptian Empire time frame about 3500 years ago) was extensive and impressive. The flow and layout easy to follow, the items capture the history and understanding of those lives and times. Really beautiful and moving. And the gift shop is classy, not too expensive and has wonderful items for this exhibit and other beautiful art and books. Thank you
Written December 3, 2021
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Janet A
6 contributions
Sep 2021
The Portland Art Museum was in between traveling exhibits, but we still spent over four hours touring all of the galleries throughout the museum. My favorite was the collection of European paintings and my friend's was the Asian collection. I would have appreciated a curator's explanation of the modern art, but that's how I usually feel about modern art! The museum was Covid-19 safe, as it was spotlessly clean, everyone was required to wear masks, and delightfully sparsely populated.
Written September 25, 2021
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realbigbear
Great Falls, VA688 contributions
Sep 2021
If you are in the area, the museum is worth a visit.We focused on the impressionist artists. While the paintings were not their masterpieces, they id allow us to see paintings that we had not seen before..We also visited some of local exhibits,
Written September 24, 2021
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Sheila B
Saint Louis, MO35 contributions
Aug 2021
Great museum. Interesting native american art as well as terrific contemporary pieces. Our granddaughter loved it!
Written August 12, 2021
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD533 contributions
Jul 2021
Visiting Seattle from east coast and drove down for the day, not really sure what to expect from Portland - it has not played well in the media, would it be a mess of unruly protesters and just a waste. Did not find that at all. Had a quiet lunch in the peaceful park across from the museum; you'd have wondered what all the fuss was about. Granted, it was a Friday afternoon, but still. Museum itself was quite good and more than enough variety, quality to spend a good three hours - there's something for almost everyone and enough space for you to move at an unhurried, contemplative pace. Well done.
Written August 1, 2021
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Jon F
JMFPEDS182 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a solid museum, not world class but well thought out, with interesting exhibits and a pleasant way to spend a half-day
Written July 3, 2021
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Lisa H
Wilton, NY217 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I spent about 2 hours at the art museum and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The Ansel Adams exhibit was impressive but, I have to say, the other exhibits were just as impressive. There are Native American exhibits and one by a Portland muralist Isaka Shamsud-Din. I was quite moved by his artwork. I highly recommend a visit to the art museum when in Portland.
Written May 31, 2021
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Krista H
Montpelier, VA46 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Visiting Portland from Virginia and thought I would check out the Portland Art Museum. Was disappointed by the lack of variety and poor quality of some of the art. I did enjoy the contemporary wing and the masterpieces there but a few delightful wings does not make up an art museum. Also, why is the wonderful gift shop hidden in the back?
Written August 1, 2020
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imrico
363 contributions
Jul 2020
If you can't make it to Paris to visit the Rodin, Louvre, or De l'Orangerie you can get a small taste of it here with some Rodin, Monet, Picaso. The best part of my visit was that I got to go for free! I happened to be in the area and they were just starting to open during Covid. Reservations needed to be done online for time slots, and it was free of charge. Great employee/staff interactions as well.
Written July 26, 2020
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