Artstor and the Portland Art Museum are collaborating to share approximately 2,500 images of artworks, with a particular focus on the Museum’s premier collections of Native American and Northwest art.
Remarkable for its depth and diversity, the Museum’s permanent collection of Native American art consists of over 3,000 objects that date from pre-European contact to the present. The collection features important works created by some 200 North American cultural groups and contemporary artists, with especially strong representation of artworks from the Northwest coastal region. Anchored by the world-renowned Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast Art and the encyclopedic Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, the Portland Art Museum’s collection of Native American art is the single most visited and researched aspect of the Museum’s collection.
Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest art museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s encyclopedic collection of over 45,000 objects reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The Portland Art Museum features centers for Native American art, Northwest art, and modern and contemporary art, as well as permanent exhibition galleries for Asian art, American art, European art, photography, graphic arts, silver, and an outdoor public sculpture garden.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Portland Art Museum page in Artstor.