Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
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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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rothko999
austin, texas5 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
great collection although a small museum. nice work on the mark rothko show.
Written 24 April 2012
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andrewlad304
Manchester,MA8 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
This was the most comprehensive exhibit of Mark Rothco works I've seen and in the upper gallery I was introduced to incredible articulated wooden sculpture by John Frame. Two great exhibits.
Written 23 April 2012
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LadyCallie
Ormond Beach, FL5 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
The Mark Rothko exhibit was excellent with interesting Rothko biography, and then to the other exhibits, on other floors via the charming elevator reminiscent of lovely, old hotels
The gift shop is stocked with irresistable items.
Written 23 April 2012
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Maconthemove
Tracy, CA956 contributions
Jan 2012 • Couples
I suspect that many people just drive by and even many in Portland have not been there, but the Museum is worth a stop. It is located in a lovely area near the city center. There may be kid's groups, but listen to them grow in appreciation of art.
Written 17 April 2012
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Tom B
Florence, Italy100 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
The impressionist collection is quite good. The contemporary works are not inspiring. Very good temporary Rothko show
Written 11 April 2012
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Pohl S
Columbus, OH7 contributions
Oct 2011 • Business
I've been here once and thought it was okay. But normally I don't enjoy museums too much. And especially contemporary art.
Written 11 April 2012
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fullnest
Milford, MA124 contributions
May 2011 • Family
I love the art museum downtown Chicago, visit there quite often. This museum is in a great location. Has a great assortment of art and love the local artwork and craft section from the native americans. My daughter and I visited and love contemporary art and really liked their collections. I was there Jan of 2010-tripadvisor doesn't allow me to go back that far.
Written 10 April 2012
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JaneLBoise_ID
Boise, ID3 contributions
Apr 2012
Rothko exhibit is beautiful but I was awestruck by the
John Frame exhibit which is very creative and and the craftsmanship is beyond belief..
Written 6 April 2012
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birdbark
seattle70 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
Plan a few hours minimum for your visit here. I only had 1.5 hours and it was not nearly long enough. The current Rothko exhibit was very well done with a thorough chronology of his work, much of his early work is a surprise. The permanent exhibits are well worth visiting, they have a nice collection of NW and SW artifacts. Also in the permanent collection is a good overview of Pacific NW artists. It in an interesting building inside, and has a large selection in the gift shop.
Written 5 April 2012
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piloti5
Chehalis220 contributions
Mar 2012
We enjoyed our visit to the art museum and used the opportunty to introduce our granddaughters to fine art.
Written 3 April 2012
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