Letter from the Director
Welcome to the Portland Art Museum. Founded in 1892, the Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country. Our mission is grounded in the belief that the visual arts are an integral part of our lives, serving as an essential tool to educate young and old about our past, present, and future. With more than 42,000 works of art, 121,000 square feet of galleries, and the Northwest Film Center, the Museum provides a comprehensive opportunity to view some of man’s greatest creative achievements.
We hope that your virtual experience on this Web site will introduce you to the Museum and help you plan your visit. The site contains a wealth of information about our diverse collections, exciting exhibitions, and engaging programs.
Thank you for visiting our Web site, and be sure to check back soon for new updates and information. We look forward to welcoming you to our world-renowned institution.
Brian J. Ferriso
The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Director