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Since its founding in 1895, the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection art has been built through the generous donations of works of art. Representing the pinnacle of artistic achievement, the Museum’s collection of more than 50,500 objects serves as invaluable evidence of humankind’s history, religions, philosophies, aspirations, and daily lives.

Your gift of museum-quality art will ensure that current and future visitors to the Portland Art Museum will experience the power of art. Donors may also consider making financial gifts to aid in the restoration, conservation, display, scholarship, and continued care of their donated collection of art.

Potential donors are advised to send the following information to the Curatorial Department of the Portland Art Museum:

  • Photo of the artwork
  • Artist
  • Title
  • Date
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Provenance/history of ownership

Portland Art Museum
Curatorial Department
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

Gifts of Art