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“Nice venue, well laid out”

Portland Art Museum
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US$49.00*
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Ranked #14 of 447 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: One of the oldest art museums on the west coast with an impressive collection of Native American and Asian art, plus a large modern and contemporary wing. Rotating special exhibitions bring the best of the art world to Portland.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Nice venue, well laid out”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This museum has a great deal of eclectic art by local artists as well as a small collection of famous artists as well. Laid out in two buildings you can start at the top floor and work you way down to the bottom of one before heading over to the other.
Their collection of Native American art was very impressive and by itself is worth the visit.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“If you love art this is definitely worth visiting”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

It is clear this museum does not lack patronage or funding. It is certainly on par with, if not better than, the large city art museums I’ve been to. The facilities, from the walls to the lighting, are top-quality and very attractive. The building is elegantly designed. The collections are fascinating. The current exhibition, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, is very well curated and interesting - and moving - to see. Modern and post-modern, as well as the 18th and 19th centuries artists, are well represented - if you know what you are looking at. The Japanese and Chinese galleries are genuinely arresting. One could spend days there, studying the works on display.

There was a red upright piano in the museum grounds, with a sign on it saying: "Play me! You know you want to!” So I sat down and did. It was lovely.

Visited July 2014
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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“stunning collection”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I went ostensibly to see the Tuilleries special exhibit, but never got there because the Native American part of their permanent collection is so astonishing. Spent two entire days just touring their collection. The Pacific Northwest items are awesome in the original sense of the word--they inspire awe. How lucky are we to get to visit such treasures!

Visited August 2014
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Canada
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“A cool place on a hot day”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Not as good as MOMA or Seattle but worth spending a few air-conditioned hours on a hot day. Varied collection, quite a bit of [weird] modern 'art'. Museum shop and coffee bar (with library) are nice.

Visited August 2014
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South Salem, New York
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“Typical Art Visit”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

On the forth Friday of every month starting at 5 pm the museum is free to the public. It was a great way to spend some time. The museum has two different sections. A modern section which was not my cup of tea at all, and a more classical section. I would not have paid to visit these works but because it was free it worth while.

Visited July 2014
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