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The Portland Art Museum and its donors are committed to making the Museum a resource for all.
In fact, approximately 1/3 of all visitors enjoy the Museum for free or receive admission at highly reduced prices.

  • Free admission for children 17 and under
    Supported by The Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation
  • Free School tours with a reservation
    Supported by Bank of America Foundation; Ken and Joan Austin / A-dec, Inc; The Lamb Baldwin Foundation
  • Free Quarterly Museum Days and other special free days
    Supported by Sharon L. Miller and Family
  • Free First Thursday – On the first Thursday of each month admission is free from 5 – 8 p.m.
  • $5 Friday Evenings – 5 – 8 p.m.
  • College Creative License – Any enrolled college student can buy an annual pass for the price of a single Museum admission ($20)
  • Arts for All – Anyone who receives food stamps (SNAP/Oregon Trail Card holder) can purchase up to 2 admissions for $5 each
  • Blue Star Museums Program – Offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families

Additional support for Museum access programs provided by:

  • The Citizens of Portland through the Arts and Education Access Fund
  • Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund
  • The Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation
  • William H. and Mary L. Bauman Foundation
  • Members of the Portland Art Museum
  • Regional Arts and Culture Council

Of course, members always see it first and members always see it free!

Learn more about the Museum membership programs.