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Portland Art Museum
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Ranked #13 of 453 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2013

They always have something to show from ballet art to Egyptian art whatever comes to town. Only been once but made a good memory.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Enjoyed the varied collection and found quiet a few pieces that spoke to me. I particularly enjoyed the Carol Mae Weems exhibit that was on. Nice for killing time on a rainy day, and there's plenty of those days here in Portland :)

Thank Nomadica1
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Portland Art Museum is more then just another Museum! The museum brings great shows to this downtown centrally located location! Always interesting shows and the museum itself is easy to get around. Check out their website before you go for pricing and the shows to view. You can complete the museum in about 1 1/2 hours. It's small but filled with lots to see.

Thank Nikii D
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The museum amased me in many ways. Its variety in art from the fragments of the old masters, the focus on culture, the respect for art photography and the depth of modern art exhibited. The museum is good for educational purpose, pieses from Monet, Rodin, Degas also Lichenstein, Warhol and Picasso. enough to stir your senses remind you of the links between art trends, techniques and history. I missed the abstract genre though. The Carrie May Weems exhibition was my highlight so cleverly organised in the museum.

The indian art section is very interesting much bigger than I thought. The ceramic of the islamic world didn't strike me as islamic but more as art from an area and should be named differently.

It is easier to navigate through the gallery if you begin at the top floor. take the elevator and travel down, somehow it made better sense that way. Loved the museum shop but it would be nice to have more selection in the cafe.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Met it ain't, but for a small city museum, the PAM does a great job both of displaying items that are unique to the Pacific Northwest (both Native art as well as fine art reflecting the landscape and culture of the area) as well as bringing bits and pieces of larger collections to share with the locals. One exhibit, for example, was *one single picture* by Monet, but it was beautifully placed and led visitors to the rest of the Impressionists available as well as to a recently acquired Pizarro, so resources are used thoughtfully. In addition to art, the museum is home to the Northwest Film Institute, so during the winter months there is usually an intriguing selection of international or indy film to enhance your visit. As of 2012, the museum was free the last Friday of the month from 5-8, and it's usually packed.

The venue is stretched over two buildings via an underground tunnel. There is a wonderful gift shop and a modest coffee corner. Fortunately, the museum is located on Portland's wonderful streetcar line, so dozens of more interesting restaurants are quickly in reach. That being said, on warm days there are usually a couple of Portland's famous food carts in the courtyard to refresh you after your visit.

Thank Pen_Princess
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