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Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Address: 700 State St, Salem, OR 97301-3849
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+1 503-370-6855
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Lots of variety in a small museum in Salem, Oregon

With a rainy day in Salem there are only a few things to stay busy with. We decided to come check out the work at Hallie Ford. It was surprisingly good, although a tad expensive... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

With a rainy day in Salem there are only a few things to stay busy with. We decided to come check out the work at Hallie Ford. It was surprisingly good, although a tad expensive for such a small offering. My favorite pieces were from local artists. And to see the Native American exhibit was also refreshing.

1 Thank mrportland
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Enjoyed this art collection; just the right size for a lovely hour of art appreciation. The permanent collection includes interesting Native American art with a focus on tribes from the area.

Thank GreenTea-SNAM
Salem OR
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Exhibits at this museum have all been very well done. Good range of local Oregon, Northwest and international artists. Excellent permanent collection and nice shop in museum.

Thank LLTSalemOR
Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We wandered in here on a slow summer day to pass the time and had no expectations. So I was really surprised at how large the museum is and also the quality of work they display. I went during a Royal Nebeker exhibit and was taken aback at how moving and stunning his art is. Such vivid and rich imagery!... More 

Thank Olivia E
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This gem of an art museum is located in the former Pacific Northwest Bell building across the street from Wilson Park. A very nice setting frames incredible art located inside the doors. A must see for art lovers and the curious alike. Tastefully arranged, the exhibits compete with museum's located in much larger cities.

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Little jewel in downtown Salem. Great Russell Childers exhibition on now. Free admission on Tuesday. Sweet soapstone squirrel at the entrance!

Thank Pamela S
Manhattan, Kansas
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I enjoyed taking a tour of this museum on a beautiful September day. The museum has an emphasis on Pacific Northwest art, with a very good representation of Salem and Willamette Valley artists. The museum person who led our tour provided valuable background on several of the artists. We had at least one artist in our group who herself knew... More 

Thank wrichter2015
Gates, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

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

Thank Rick C
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 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 

Thank Eileen M
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 2 June 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 

1 Thank Jim S

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