The Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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

  • Updated Entry Requirements

    Updated Entry Requirements

    Starting Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Willamette University requires all Hallie Ford Museum of Art visitors to (1) provide proof of vaccination with a valid I.D., (2) and to wear an appropriate face mask. Please note that timed-entry tickets are highly encouraged and available online.

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    Time In Place: Northwest Art From The Permanent Collection

    Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery | Sep. 18 -  Dec. 18, 2021

  • Claudia Cave exhibition image

    Claudia Cave: Interiors And Interiority

    Study Gallery and Print Study Center | Aug. 28 - Dec. 4, 2021

  • Copyright protected Diego Rivera's "La ofrenda"

    In Dialogue: Diego Rivera

    Focus Gallery | April 9, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2022


To enter the museum Willamette University requires visitors to: 

This policy starts Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and will be in place until further notice.


Timed-entry tickets


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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Current Exhibition

Arvie Smith: Scarecrow

Jan. 22 - March 26. 2022
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

Arvie Smith, "Blondie," 2015
Current Exhibition

Depth of Field: Selections from the Bill Rhoades Collection of Northwest Photography

Jan. 4 - Apr. 23, 2021
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
Terry Toedtemeier, "Lost Boy Cave," 2000
Current Exhibition

In Dialogue: Diego Rivera

April 9, 2021 – February 17, 2022
Focus Gallery in the Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery
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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

Time in Place

Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection
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Online Exhibition Experience

Point Of View

Dr. Catherine Lee, Artist Associate of oboe at Willamette University, shares her music to explore Constance Fowler’s painting Tidal Drift (ca. 1960).
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