The Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Oregon’s third largest art museum celebrates the creativity of the human spirit as expressed in the art of different cultures, places and times.

Located near the Oregon State Capitol in the heart of Salem, the museum’s collections reflect the rich Pacific Northwest culture and explore the history of art around the world.

Special exhibitions range from classical works to modern masters, while the permanent galleries feature works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists as well as a diverse collection of Ancient, European, American and Asian art.


Individual memberships are only $25, and you have the option of joining as a family for $50. Join at the $100 level to participate in the National American Reciprocal Museum Program and get free admission to over 700 museums across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

Memberships help us bring the finest work to our region, and we're dedicated to ensuring memberships remain affordable. Because we believe it's important to ensure everyone is able to experience great works of art, admission is always free on Tuesdays. 

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Upcoming Event

Sherrie Wolf: Object Lessons

Sherrie Wolf is a Portland painter and printmaker whose work juxtaposes traditional still life subjects (bowls of fruit, floral arrangements) with Old Master themes. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features paintings, prints, and other works on paper by the artist drawn from private collections throughout the region.

Image of Sherrie Wolf: Artemisia Suite: Cherries after Artemisia (detail), 2002.
Upcoming Event

Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life

Stilleven (the Dutch word for “still life” and pronounced "sti-lay-ven") features work by 27 contemporary artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia who focus on still life in their artwork.

Image of Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life
Upcoming Event

An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

Abrupt and violent destruction by human hands and the slow degradation through the corrosive effects of air pollution have transformed the ancient Parthenon metope sculptures into ephemeral and evocative images hinting at ancient mythological battles which can now only be resumed in the viewer's imagination.

Image of An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab
Upcoming Event

Family Activity Day at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (10/10/2015)

Join us for a day of complimentary admission and fun family activities between noon and 4 p.m....

Upcoming Event

Tuesday Gallery Talk | Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life | (10/13/2015)

Join museum docent Janet Neuburg for a complimentary guided tour of the Stilleven: Contemporary...

Upcoming Event

Film |The Rape of Europa | (10/13/2015)

Color, 117 minutes As a prelude to Robert Edsels lecture on Oct. 15, the Emmy award winning PBS...