Portland Art Museum

★★★★☆
Native Son MARK ROTHKO - Feb 18-May27
  • 1219 SW Park Ave

    Portland, OR 97205

    Cross street: SW Jefferson Street

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  • 503-226-2811

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Tue-Wed & Sat 10am-5pm, Thu-Fri 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm--CLOSED MONDAYS
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What a waste of time. This museum isn't all that, yet we've supported it over the past few years since there is nothing much else in Portland. So when I emailed them to donate a $1500 piece of delicate, professional equipment they can use in their phography department -- no one on their exhalted staff could be bothered to return an email or make a call -- after all they are just soooo busy and important. And this isn't the first time. These people are imperious and unapologetic. They want your membership and your donations, but will never return your emails or calls. Why? Because they apparently just don't care about your opinions, your questions, or anything else except your money. What nonsense, especially in a recession. PAM can forget about a membership renewal next year or any other support.

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What a waste of time. This museum isn't all that, yet we've supported it over the past few years since there is nothing much else in Portland. So when I emailed them to donate a $1500 piece of delicate, professional equipment they can use in their phography department -- no one on their exhalted staff could be bothered to return an email or make a call -- after all they are just soooo busy and important. And this isn't the first time. These people are imperious and unapologetic. They want your membership and your donations, but will never return your emails or calls. Why? Because they apparently just don't care about your opinions, your questions, or anything else except your money. What nonsense, especially in a recession. PAM can forget about a membership renewal next year or any other support.

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I really enjoyed the China Design Now exhibit that is currently showing at the PAM. It was an educational experience and look at the past and future of graphic design, advertising, fashion, and culture.

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★★★★★

I really enjoyed the China Design Now exhibit that is currently showing at the PAM. It was an educational experience and look at the past and future of graphic design, advertising, fashion, and culture.

Pros: inexpensive, diverse selection of exhibits

Cons: parking

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The PAM definitely does not have the budget for the big-name pieces. Instead they concentrate on providing a wide selection across multiple genres. In Fall 2005 they opened the new North building which houses the Contemporary collections. This houses a Monet & a Cezanne, so they do have a few big names! Most Portland attractions are in the $6 to $10 range, so at $15 PAM is quite a bit higher. However you will spend an entire afternoon here, so I think it's worth it.

PROS: Wide variety of collections. Newly-added 2nd building.
CONS: Pricier than other Portland attractions.

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★★★★☆

The PAM definitely does not have the budget for the big-name pieces. Instead they concentrate on providing a wide selection across multiple genres. In Fall 2005 they opened the new North building which houses the Contemporary collections. This houses a Monet & a Cezanne, so they do have a few big names! Most Portland attractions are in the $6 to $10 range, so at $15 PAM is quite a bit higher. However you will spend an entire afternoon here, so I think it's worth it.

PROS: Wide variety of collections. Newly-added 2nd building.
CONS: Pricier than other Portland attractions.

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Unfortunately, PAM doesn't have the budget or the benefactors to procure a big selection of major art work or a selection of art work from a wide variety of genres.

The one strength PAM does have is its ability to attract major travelling exhibits which make for an incredible experience. If PAM continues to attract major exhibits like Escher and Monet, there is hope that the community will rally around this museum and PAM will be able to continue to expose generations to wonderful masterpieces. Even if it is on a travelling basis.

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★★★★☆

Unfortunately, PAM doesn't have the budget or the benefactors to procure a big selection of major art work or a selection of art work from a wide variety of genres.

The one strength PAM does have is its ability to attract major travelling exhibits which make for an incredible experience. If PAM continues to attract major exhibits like Escher and Monet, there is hope that the community will rally around this museum and PAM will be able to continue to expose generations to wonderful masterpieces. Even if it is on a travelling basis.

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Portland Art Museum draws a large crowd of tourists as well as localites who love to enjoy art and culture ....it draws people of different cultures as it carries different cultures like American,Asian,American Indian,etc....it has many international scupltures and art which are a real eye catching...there is a fee to visit this Museum which also has a gift shop and also lets you rent as well as buy its arts and works...

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★★★★☆

Portland Art Museum draws a large crowd of tourists as well as localites who love to enjoy art and culture ....it draws people of different cultures as it carries different cultures like American,Asian,American Indian,etc....it has many international scupltures and art which are a real eye catching...there is a fee to visit this Museum which also has a gift shop and also lets you rent as well as buy its arts and works...

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Sharing its location with the NW Film Center, the Portland Art Museum, to the surprise of many, is one of the 25 largest museums in the Unites States. Considering Portland's size, that's astounding, and with additions scheduled to be completed in October 2005, it'll be the largest cultural art resource center in the Pacific Northwest. Collections and exhibitions are mainly centered around European, Asian, American, Native American and contemporary art.

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Sharing its location with the NW Film Center, the Portland Art Museum, to the surprise of many, is one of the 25 largest museums in the Unites States. Considering Portland's size, that's astounding, and with additions scheduled to be completed in October 2005, it'll be the largest cultural art resource center in the Pacific Northwest. Collections and exhibitions are mainly centered around European, Asian, American, Native American and contemporary art.

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If you're into European art, this is the great little museum of the Northwest. (Seattle Art Museum specializes more in Asian arts.) Each summer they'll have a big exhibition -- in 2004 it was the Rau collection, this year it's Sargent's paintings of children. Well worth the drive to see paintings that are otherwise located only in the worlds most famous cities without all the crowds!

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★★★★★

If you're into European art, this is the great little museum of the Northwest. (Seattle Art Museum specializes more in Asian arts.) Each summer they'll have a big exhibition -- in 2004 it was the Rau collection, this year it's Sargent's paintings of children. Well worth the drive to see paintings that are otherwise located only in the worlds most famous cities without all the crowds!

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The art gallery changes it's exhibits about every 3 months, and almost every exhibit is interesting. Some can get kind of boring, but they recently bought some old masters' pieces permanently. When there is an interesting show, it's worth spending the money. If you are an art student at the local college, you can get an annual pass for $5. The Egyptian exhibit is coming next year, and you know I won't miss that! On Wednesdays, they host a happy hour jazz music event called After Hours for people coming from work, or those who just want to relax, drink and listen.

PROS: Good art, great atmosphere
CONS: sometimes the special events can be spendy.

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★★★★☆

The art gallery changes it's exhibits about every 3 months, and almost every exhibit is interesting. Some can get kind of boring, but they recently bought some old masters' pieces permanently. When there is an interesting show, it's worth spending the money. If you are an art student at the local college, you can get an annual pass for $5. The Egyptian exhibit is coming next year, and you know I won't miss that! On Wednesdays, they host a happy hour jazz music event called After Hours for people coming from work, or those who just want to relax, drink and listen.

PROS: Good art, great atmosphere
CONS: sometimes the special events can be spendy.

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This is a very nice museum - you can tell Portland is a city that values art and culture. The permament collection is quite impressive, with many pieces from famous artists as well as some great works by lesser-known individuals, and all the pieces are very nicely displayed. There are traveling exhibits and other special shows that are always going on, so there is even more to see and enjoy. The special exhibits that the museum brings are world-class, many only being found in a select group of museums worldwide.

They also have a great gift shop and you can even rent some beautiful artwork by local artists to take home and hang on your own wall at very reasonable prices.

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★★★★☆

This is a very nice museum - you can tell Portland is a city that values art and culture. The permament collection is quite impressive, with many pieces from famous artists as well as some great works by lesser-known individuals, and all the pieces are very nicely displayed. There are traveling exhibits and other special shows that are always going on, so there is even more to see and enjoy. The special exhibits that the museum brings are world-class, many only being found in a select group of museums worldwide.

They also have a great gift shop and you can even rent some beautiful artwork by local artists to take home and hang on your own wall at very reasonable prices.

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We are so lucky to have an art museum of this caliber in Portland. The exhibits they get are first class. The prices for a membership are quite reasonable. When they have big exhibits in, you can use a tape recorder to listen to the details of each piece of art. It's sometimes a good idea to call ahead and see if there are many school groups coming on the day you are planning to go because it can get crowded with field trips. They have a great gift shop too.

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★★★★★

We are so lucky to have an art museum of this caliber in Portland. The exhibits they get are first class. The prices for a membership are quite reasonable. When they have big exhibits in, you can use a tape recorder to listen to the details of each piece of art. It's sometimes a good idea to call ahead and see if there are many school groups coming on the day you are planning to go because it can get crowded with field trips. They have a great gift shop too.

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large number of international pieces of art from over the entire world, it also has a beautiful collection of Native American art. Very interesting and educational! But a tad bit expensive.

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★★★★☆

large number of international pieces of art from over the entire world, it also has a beautiful collection of Native American art. Very interesting and educational! But a tad bit expensive.

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This museum has ecclectic collections--fun to get lost in. The price of admission is quite reasonable, and the traveling exhibitions are truly world class!

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★★★★★

This museum has ecclectic collections--fun to get lost in. The price of admission is quite reasonable, and the traveling exhibitions are truly world class!

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Truly a world-class facility!

Exibits from around the world are displayed here for several months at a time.

Portland Art Musuem's own art objects and paintings are beautifully displayed throughout.

I highly recommend it for all ages!

PROS: Wonderful World-Class Museum!
CONS: Expensive for families if you do not have an annual pass.

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★★★★★

Truly a world-class facility!

Exibits from around the world are displayed here for several months at a time.

Portland Art Musuem's own art objects and paintings are beautifully displayed throughout.

I highly recommend it for all ages!

PROS: Wonderful World-Class Museum!
CONS: Expensive for families if you do not have an annual pass.

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The Portland Art Museum can have some interesting exhibits and has some intriguing works in their permenant art collection. It would be nice to go again and check out some new art, since I haven't been in awhile. I also am more knowledgeable about art, since I'm studying architecture at PSU.

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★★★★☆

The Portland Art Museum can have some interesting exhibits and has some intriguing works in their permenant art collection. It would be nice to go again and check out some new art, since I haven't been in awhile. I also am more knowledgeable about art, since I'm studying architecture at PSU.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good art, Great environment

Cons: Bad parking, Limited selection

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I love the Portland Art Museum. I went there on a field trip once for my art class. It was great! I saw Monet's Waterlillies and a lot of other great art! :) Go there!

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★★★★★

I love the Portland Art Museum. I went there on a field trip once for my art class. It was great! I saw Monet's Waterlillies and a lot of other great art! :) Go there!

 

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