Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum, USA, made it one of the oldest art museums on the West Coast and the seventh oldest in 1892, the USA Art Museum became one of the 25 largest art museums in the USA with a total area of 22,000 m² and over 10,400 m² gallery space. 42,000 works of art and at least one large traveling exhibition can usually be seen. The Portland Museum of Art features a Native American Art Center, Northwest Art Center, Modern and Contemporary Art Center, stable exhibits of Asian art, and an outside public carving garden. The Northwest Film core is part of the Portland Art Museum too.
The Portland Art Museum recognizes and honors the indigenous peoples of the region on whose inherited land the museum is now situated. Some of a part of the Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde and several other indigenous communities who built their homes along the Columbia River like Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah, and Watlala Chinook Peoples, and Tualatin Kalapuya. Portland is now a community of many dissimilar indigenous people who keep on to live and work there. They deferentially identify and honor most of the indigenous communities – past, present, future – and are thankful for their continued and vibrant occurrence.
As the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest, the Portland Museum of Art sets the bar high for its fans. It houses Oregon’s most impressive collection, as well as works by European masters, Japanese screen print, and fashionable American pieces. A sculpture garden and a photography area. Somehow the museum’s Native American Gallery, which houses more than 6,000 ancient and modern artifacts from more than 210 different tribes, is not to be missed.
Since the museum is a kind of maze to navigate, some travelers recommend finding out which exhibits will interest you in advance so that you know exactly where to go to the museum before you arrive (gallery maps are available online).
The TriMet Bus Mall is three blocks away, as is SW 6th Station and Madison MAX. The A Loop Trolley also stops at the museum. You can visit the museum from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m.at 5 p.m. (the museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays until 8 p.m.); Admission is $ 20 for adults; $ 17 for students and seniors and free for children 17 and under. The museum offers free entry every first Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.