One of the 25 largest museums in the country, the Portland Art Museum showcases impressive touring exhibitions and permanent collections of American, European, Asian, Native American, and contemporary art. With over 35,000 works of art, it is the region’s most comprehensive visual arts resource.
No reduced admission available
My main complaint is that they charged full fare for daily admission when only one exhibit was open due to construction. The exhibit was well done and enjoyable but not worth $25 admission.
Greedy cash grab
How is this museum nervy enough to charge full price for access to 1/3 of the actual museum? Disgraceful. Greedy. I saw no disclaimer online when I purchased my tickets, either. Why does Portland have to keep letting its people down like this?
Nice variety of art
An interesting mix of art. We appreciated the native art the best. There seem to be a lot of twists, turns and stairs that lead to something new. Some spaces get a bit crowded when the entrance to the room is small, and its a long narrow room. It seems to be a busy place with groups singing etc.
I was surprised at how large the museum is. It was excellent and well worth visiting. The museum’s permanent collection has over 42,000 works of art.
Possibly the Worst Art Museum I Have Ever Visited
When I go to an art museum, I expect to see a fair amount of art in relationship to the museum's size. This museum had some art, but mostly it was blank walls. The space was terribly utilized. It was very expensive for what was there, and very disappointing. We finally felt our kids were old enough this year to appreciate art, this is one of the first art museums that we take them to, and it was almost empty. I have seen small-town (less than 10,000 people) museums with more artwork than this. There was one exemption and one reason this is not a one-start review - they had a very good traveling display on Guillermo del Toro. However, it was not appropriate for the young.