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The Library & Archives are presently closed. For general information, contact or 503-226-2811.

The Anne and James F. Crumpacker Family Library is the region’s most comprehensive visual art resource open to students, researchers, docents, staff, and the public. The Library’s collection of more than 35,000 volumes originated in 1895 and includes current and historical periodicals, art archives, and resources specific to the Museum’s history and encyclopedic art collection. The Library’s comfortable reading room and irreplaceable, non-circulating collection is located on the second floor of the Mark Building.

Resources include:

  • Exhibition catalogues, books, journals, and A/V relating to the Museum’s art collection and Northwest artists
  • The Portland Art Museum Archive, including institutional records, PAM exhibition catalogues back to the late 1800s, and exhibition reviews, news articles, and ads, referencing the efforts of the Northwest and Portland art scene founders
  • The Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA) Archive
  • The Archive of The Art Gym at Marylhurst University
  • Northwest Artists Files
  • Art Museum Collection Artists Files

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Crumpacker Family Library



MON–THU    Noon–5 p.m.*
FRI–SUN    Closed