The Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Embracing the creativity of the human spirit as expressed in the art of different cultures, places and times.

  • April Waters: Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica

    April Waters: Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica

    Study Gallery and Print Study Gallery | May 7 – Aug. 13, 2022 

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  • Putin's Big Parade

    Putin's Big Parade

    Maribeth Collins Gallery | April 16 - May 28, 2022

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  • murmuration


    Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery | April 16 - May 14, 2022

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  • Chelsea Couch: boots, bullets, britches, & bologna

    Chelsea Couch: boots, bullets, britches, & bologna

    Atrium Gallery | April 16 - May 14, 2022

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As of March 12, 2022, Oregon has lifted the statewide indoor mask requirement and Willamette University is ending our indoor mask policy as well. 

In addition proof of COVID vaccination status and/or a negative COVID test will no longer be required to gain entry.

Moving forward, we encourage visitors to check this site for updates before visiting. Although not necessary, masks and social distancing are still encouraged within the museum. 

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UPDATED Hours of operation

Tuesday-Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.
(Last entry at 4 p.m.)

About the Museum

The only liberal arts college art museum in the Northwest, the museum is located near the Oregon State Capitol in the heart of Salem, Oregon. The museum is a leader in the research on the art of the Northwest, with one of the most significant collections of Northwest art and a history of important publications and exhibitions. The museum’s collections reflect the rich Pacific Northwest culture and explore the history of art around the world.

Special exhibitions range from classical works to modern masters, while the permanent galleries feature works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists as well as a diverse collection of Ancient, European, American, and Asian art.


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Upcoming Exhibition

April Waters: Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica

May 7 – August 13, 2022
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
April Waters, Ice-Time, Iceberg by Litchfield Island, Antarctica, 2020
Current Exhibition

murmuration: Senior Studio Art Majors 2022

April 16 - May 14, 2022
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Seniors 2022 exhibition image
Current Exhibition

Chelsea Couch: boots, bullets, britches, & bologna

April 16 – May 14, 2022
Atrium Gallery
Chelsea Couch
Current Event

Putin's Big Parade

April 16 – May 28, 2022
Maribeth Collins Lobby
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Upcoming Exhibition

David Roberts: Artist And Traveler

June 4 – August 27, 2022
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
David Roberts, "Cairo, Looking West" (detail), 1839

Virtual Exhibitions

Virtual 360° Experience

Carl Hall Gallery

Northwest Perspectives: Selections from the Permanent Collection
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Virtual 360° Experience

The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Gallery

Ancestral Dialogues: Conversations In Native American Art
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Virtual 360° Experience

Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

Across Continents, Through Time
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Virtual 360° Experience

Arvie Smith

Image to Arvie Smith virtual exhibition experience

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