Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum on the West Coast and the seventh oldest in the country. Its recognition has been international due to special exhibitions and collections. Ther are more than 50,000 objects between paintings, sculptures, and photographs. The collection is known for its holdings of the art of the Native Americans.
With an admission fee that varies between $16 to $20, this museum is open to the audience every day at 10 am except Mondays. There are exhibits for modern and contemporary art, as well as Asian art and Northwest art. The variety of artwork showcases the mission of the Museum: to serve and educate the public by providing access to art and by preserving a wide range of art for present and future generations.
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The museum offers different collections and exhibits but what they are most interested in is to build a community around art. That is the reason why the host different events throughout the year that includes Family Tours, Meditation Tour, as well as spaces for people to talk about art and become part of the workshops.
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