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Welcome, we are excited to see you. We have been thoughtfully planning for our reopening under the guidelines set forth by the Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control.  This planning has been a thorough process that considered many variables and included connecting with medical professionals, government officials, and peer institutions across the city and country.  We’ve studied our facilities and infrastructure to understand what’s possible in this time of social distancing and made changes to best serve our staff and public in the safest possible way. Our reopening plan includes a shared belief that each of us plays a role in a safe reopening. The Museum and our community are in this together.

What to know before you visit

In the interest of personal safety and community health, visitors and staff are required to adhere to safety precautions while in the Museum. Thank you for helping our community stay safe and healthy. An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public spaces where people are present. Covid-19 is extremely contagious.

  • New Hours: The Museum will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10–11 a.m. Members only)
  • Face coverings required: Ages 2 and over.
  • Social distancing: Visitors must maintain 6 ft distance.
  • Advance ticket sales: Advance tickets are strongly encouraged; capacity is limited and it is possible that some times may fill up by the day of your visit.
  • Museum Grounds Café closed
  • Coat/bag check closed: Please leave larger bags, backpacks and umbrellas at home.
    Individuals experiencing disabilities will be allowed to keep their bags.
  • For your safety and the safety of the art, please do not touch.

If you have Disability Access Requests and are unable to reserve tickets online please contact us on our Disability Access line at (503) 276-4284 or via email at

Safety Precautions

We have taken the following precautions to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

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  • Staff wellness checks conducted before shifts.
  • Hand sanitizer available for guests and staff.
  • Increased cleaning in high touch areas.
  • Plexiglas shields at admissions and shop checkout areas.
  • Designated routes to promote social distancing.

Help us protect our community!
Do you have a fever or cough, or are you experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms? Have you been exposed to anyone with these symptoms? ​If so, please join us at a later date.

For questions on timed entry, ticketing, safety, membership, and more…
View Our FAQs

Visitor Agreement to Safe & Inclusive Spaces

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center are committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, welcoming environment for staff, visitors, volunteers, and audiences alike. We are a Museum and Film Center open to everyone and value creating new experiences, exploring the world around us, and being a place for connection, healing and learning.

We are committed to ensuring that all spaces and events are free from harassment, discrimination, and threatening or disrespectful behavior of any kind. Anyone who engages in such conduct either on or off site will have their access to galleries, festival screenings, events, and venues revoked without notice or refund.  If you have experienced or observed any violations of this agreement, or have any concerns, please alert a member of our staff immediately, call 503-226-2811 or complete an online report.

By visiting the Museum and Film Center, you agree to abide by this agreement to safe and inclusive spaces. We appreciate your participation in cultivating a positive environment!


Adults $20

Seniors, and College Students – $17

Children (17 – younger) – FREE
Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum MembersFREE

For the safety of our visitors and staff, we are reopening with limited capacity and timed entry tickets, which list a specific date and time for admission.

View our accessibility page for additional accommodations.

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The Museum and NW Film Center are currently closed in accordance with orders from Governor Kate Brown. Our Museum Store is open Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; our Rental Sales Gallery is open by appointment Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Purchase Tickets


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