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Pardon our dust! In January 2023 we began work on an expansion and renovation project that will make our campus more accessible and welcoming to all. The first phase of construction moves our loading dock to SW Jefferson Street, and subsequent phases will see the construction of the new central Rothko Pavilion. Learn more about the project here.

We intend to remain open throughout construction and are committed to keeping visitors informed about gallery closures and other impacts on visitation. Please stay tuned to this page when planning your visit over the course of the next three years. Thank you for your patience and support!

January 2023

  • The fourth-floor Northwest Art galleries in the Main Building are closed to visitors until the completion of the project.
  • The lower level Prints and Drawing gallery in the Main Building is closed to visitors until the completion of the project.
  • The south end of the European galleries and Antiquities gallery are closed and will reopen with a permanent collection exhibition in Fall 2023.
  • The Asian Art galleries on the first floor of the Main Building are closed. When they reopen after the new loading dock is done, they will be used for special exhibition space until the project is complete.
  • The Chinese gallery on the south side of the first floor in the Main Building is closed and will reopen as the temporary Museum Store when the Rothko Pavilion construction preparation begins later this year.
  • The American and Silver galleries are closed and will reopen as part of the Black Artists of Oregon exhibition in August.
  • All other galleries, including the current special exhibition are open! 

February 2023

  • All of the above
  • 2/15 – The 2nd floor of the Main Building is closed for one day