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Portland Art Museum

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Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
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One of the oldest art museums on the west coast with an impressive...

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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Rainy Day Visit

Worth a visit for sure. Nice Native American collection. A little bit of everything. Only $5 after 5p on Fridays. A great respite from a bad weather day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit for sure. Nice Native American collection. A little bit of everything. Only $5 after 5p on Fridays. A great respite from a bad weather day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

….in a far, distant corner of the United State is this small, but pretty comprehensive museum, with some great strengths and a few weaknesses. The Old Master collection is very fine, particularly strong in French and Italian 17th works, and some very good French 18thC things as well. The Marianne Loir portrait of a man is as good as Drouais... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An enormous range of experiences for the culturally openminded. Stumbled into a collection of Rodin bronzes by accident. STUNNING! The several other galleries all held an amazing wealth of antiquities and current and provocative curations. worth every penny of the admission charge.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed at the breadth and depth of this show of African-American art. It brings together so many mediums - painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawings - from the 1930's to present day by artists of color who were unknown to me. A thought-provoking exhibition.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is $20 to get in, which would be ok if the collection was stellar. But I found the range of the collection to be just o.k.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised by both the size and the spread. My favourites were the contemporary and more modern. There are some real good pieces in the permanent exhibition. One of the temporary was Rodin. Interesting and good but not great. As I stated in the headline - well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have Rodin sculptures, Native American Art and Contemporary Pop Art showing in February. Nice day trip in the heart of the city. Enjoyed the museum and outing in Portland.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great quick museum. I was interested in their contemporary work, its well-curated. It is a good sized museum for an hour or two visit. Located right by the Pearl District/Downtown. Very walkable. Not as extensive as the Seattle Art Museum, but there is no reason to skip PAM if you are in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when i lived in Portland i went several times and there were occasionally some good traveling shows; the dutch masters, mc escher... the place is large but they don't do a lot with what they've got and rarely rotate their collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great rainy afternoon here back in October. I hadn't been to Portland and the museum in almost 20 years. I was introduced to Dale Chihuly at this museum back then. That exhibit back then was spectacular and the Museum continues to impress me. I will certainly go again the next time I'm in Portland which hopefully won;t be... More 

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