Museum to Open on Sundays Beginning in January

Beginning Jan. 7, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will be open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum also is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The added hours on Sunday are in response to requests from visitors, members and others in the community.

"Although it is too soon to tell, it is anticipated that Sundays will become very popular days, especially for people who have Saturday commitments and who can't get to the museum during the week," said Director John Olbrantz, who has been lobbying for Sunday hours for a number of years.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art was founded in 1998 to serve as an artistic, cultural and intellectual resource for Willamette University, Salem, the mid-Willamette Valley and beyond. It includes four permanent galleries focusing on European, Asian and American art; Native American baskets; historic and contemporary regional art; and European and American works on paper. Two temporary exhibition spaces feature historic and contemporary art.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State St. (corner of State and Cottage streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information call (503) 370-6855.