Art, Film, Fashion, History
Just a three-minute walk from the Heathman Hotel, the Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest and houses more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries. Founded in 1892, it’s the seventh oldest museum in the U.S., and reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Mission of the Portland Art Museum is to engage the public with art and film of enduring quality, to facilitate dialogue with diverse audiences, and to collect, preserve, and educate for the enrichment of present and future generations.