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Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Address: 700 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3849
Phone Number: 503-370-6855
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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The museum offers a great selection of art. They provide special showings of artists. Tuesday's are free. If you like museums don't miss the Hallie Ford

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick C
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Gates, Oregon
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Gates, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum offers a great selection of art. They provide special showings of artists. Tuesday's are free. If you like museums don't miss the Hallie Ford

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were meeting people at Willamette and parked nearby this small museum, and decided to look in afterwards. It was wonderful. It costs very little, I think perhaps $5, but it was Tuesday and Tuesday are free. So I spent money in the entrance shop instead, as it had a very eclectic collection of books and the work of local... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Well worth 2 to 3 hours to comprehend the art and artifacts. It hosts a wide range of exhibits, from ancient civilizations to contemporary artists. The Native American exhibit was very well done. While some of the modern art was not to our taste, it was well documented to reflect it's significance. For its size this is a very good... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I can't believe this museum isn't better known. As someone who grew up in Salem and now lives in New York, I actually try to stop here every time I'm in town because it's galleries are a pleasure to visit and everything is thoughtfully curated. If you're even a little interested in art and happen to be in Salem, definitely... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Excellent collection for a small city. Good gathering of Northwest art. Friendly, helpful staff. Great for bating your art appetite.

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Thank Tom M
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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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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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