Portland Art Museum
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%History Buffs
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (11)
- Portland Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 29, 2014
Always a great collection going on here regardless of the featured artist or theme. I loved having a membership in college and used it often. It's always hard to pay full price not, but worth it.
- Portland Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
A nice, museum with interesting art exhibits. When I went, the curator provided a lively tour of the Asian art exhibits. I felt like I was getting an introductory lesson on ancient Asian history. Also, I really dig the leaning sailboats as pieces of art.
- Portland Art MuseumMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 04, 2012
The Portland Art Museum was founded in 1892 and currently has a total of 240,000 square feet of space and a permanent collection of around 42,000 works of art. The PAM features centers for Native American art, Northwest art, and modern and contemporary art, as well as permanent exhibitions of Asian art, and an outdoor public sculpture garden. The Northwest Film Center is also a component of Portland Art Museum. So are sponsorships, as every wing or collection seem to be named after someone.
I came here a few hours one afternoon and just before it was time to take the Max back to PDX and then home. There's lots of interesting art to ponder, although the paths through the 2 main buildings (including the basement connection between) makes for a sometimes disjointed museum experience. I felt lost at many junctures, and although I mostly allowed myself to wander happily around, I finally reached a point when all I wanted to know was how to get out.
I was particularly impressed with the Modern Art that is contained in the Mark Building, an old Masonic Temple that is architecturally stunning (at least from the outside) in its own right. At the same time, this Modern part of the PAM doesn't have the "Wow" factor that I experience when I'm at the SF-MOMA. Yet, considering the mess that they've made of SF's De Young (IMHO), I'd rather be here for that part of my art appreciation. Maybe that's part of the happy menagerie that this slice of Portlandia has to offer.
So overall, I really enjoyed having this huge range of art under 2 roofs and experiencing the surrounding Cultural District architecture and green belt beauty. One other thing I know for sure is that I need to come back and peel another layer from this art onion.
- Portland Art MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 03, 2012
I like the Portland Art Museum. When I lived in Vancouver, we would visit Portland quite a bit because of proximity and the art museum was one of the places to go. I enjoyed the layout and the collection which does include a rotating exhibition. Check it out for some culture while you're in the city.