Portland Art Museum

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Portland Art Museum
4.5
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Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 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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LLD2215
Atlanta, GA83 contributions
Jun 2022
We did this on a whim during a RAINY day. Was very pleasantly surprised as I did not see a lot of reviews about the museum. Really enjoyed their permanent collection and other. Well laid out as well.
Written 23 June 2022
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Isabelle F
Portland, OR7 contributions
Apr 2022
The Frida Kahlo exhibition is well-done. I enjoyed the art and the photography - the exhibition is well-curated. Recommend seeing it.
Written 4 May 2022
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Judylyn
Idaho156 contributions
Apr 2022
I flew an hour in to see my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo. What an amazing experience. Had reserved a time to walk through online, pretty simple. The group of people showed up every 15-min, at first I got overwhelmed - don't like crowds. I stepped aside, waited patiently as possible. The over all display was okay, understand the reason for the layout.

The rest of the museum seem to be confusing - a few were closed. I didn't even run into the gift shop some how.

Checked off another box on my bucket list. A couple of photos attached, actually took over 100 photos (flash off)
Written 19 April 2022
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Dorbeck
Wayland, MA4 contributions
Feb 2022
Navigating the museum is a bit challenging (I half expected to encounter a minotaur), but definitely worth the trip. The collection of the "usual suspect" painters is adequate, but they had some fantastic contemporary art work that was interesting, beautiful and thought-provoking.
Written 29 March 2022
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wethiker
Naples128 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 18 December 2021
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lee m
Oakland, CA47 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 3 December 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 25 September 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 24 September 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 12 August 2021
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD570 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 1 August 2021
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