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Coos Art Museum

235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420-1610
+1 541-267-3901
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One of our favorite stops when in Coos Bay

Who knew there was such a great museum that is well curated in Coos County? We have been members... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Marie N
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Oregon Coast, Oregon
Boring As Hell!

Don't waste your time on this one. Very rude employees and they kick ya out when spending too much... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
David L
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Coos Art Museum is Oregon's third oldest art museum. The Museum is located in a historic 1936 Art Deco former U.S. Post Office building which houses six galleries (over 5,500 square feet of exhibition space) and hosts up to 25 exhibitions, including items from its own 554 piece permanent collection of contemporary and Pacific Northwest art. Recognized as a civic and cultural leader, CAM serves an expanding audience of local, state, and national visitors. Its mission statement establishes its importance as "the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon's Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art."
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420-1610
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+1 541-267-3901
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Who knew there was such a great museum that is well curated in Coos County? We have been members for years!

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time on this one. Very rude employees and they kick ya out when spending too much time looking. Please keep on driving by you won't miss a thing I promise you. !!!DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!! Boring as hell! Really! Dave

Thank David L
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We arrived at the museum to find that they were between exhibits and the only thing open was the Steve Prefontaine memorial room. The room was very small and contained pictures and trophies. We did not take the time to view the video. We were...More

Thank roberthF6098ET
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If your into art and museums this is a must. Very enjoyable. The host was also informative and helpful. Would highly recommend this as an afternoon adventure. I really like the smaller home town museums and this one did not disappoint.

Thank olyrod
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been to the Coos Art Museum on numerous occasions to view different art exhibits their. They have always been of the best quality exhibits and have enjoyed each one of them. Will be going again.

Thank dovpev
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We visited the Coos Art Museum to see the Steve Prefontaine memorial room. We were most impressed with the layout and presentation of exhibits to this locally raised running hero. In addition to this excellent memorial to Steve we were delighted to tour the 23rd...More

1  Thank wanderers1001
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very nice art museum, the nautical collection is usually VERY GOOD, beautiful pictures of boats and Coastal areas. I always love that collection a lot....since I live by the ocean. All the art is usually pretty good. And the STEVE PREFONTAINE ROOM is not to...More

1  Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Visited the museum with my son on windy Wednesday afternoon. Terrific west coast exhibit, super friendly curator with lots of great tourist suggestions for Coos Bay and surrounding areas. Highly recommend it!

Thank wendyg1990
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

They were allowing free admission to this museum during the blackberry festival. We stopped in with our 2 young daughters to take a look. The place is well kept up with some beautiful work featuring mostly maritime art. The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly.

Thank sarah K
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The "CAM" is a beloved resource in this community. The only public art museum on the Oregon Coast, as far as I'm aware, it offers exhibits of unexpectedly high quality. And admission is only $5. Be sure to visit the 2nd floor, too. And, yes,...More

Thank Needing_Rain
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