The Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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

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    Hidden Histories: Artifacts of Daily Life in the Ancient World from the Fred W. Neumann Collection and Ancient Mediterranean Textiles from the Permanent Collection

    Study Gallery and Print Study Center | Jan. 3 – April 22, 2023

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    Character Development: Senior Art Studio Majors 2023

    Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery | April 15 – May 20, 2023

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    Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery | April 15 – May 20, 2023

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


Our newest "The Hunt is On!" gallery guide is available and don't miss more fun with Salem's "Spring Break Passport to Fun."  | MORE INFORMATION |

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

Hidden Histories: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collections

January 3 – April 22, 2023
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
​​Cat Figurine (with incised wadjet-eye amulet), Ancient Egyptian, Late Period, 664-332 BCE, Bronze, cast; Gift of Fred W. Ne
Upcoming Exhibition

Character Development: Senior Studio Art Majors 2023

April 15 – May 20, 2023
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
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Upcoming Exhibition

Ranran Fan: 上天入地 Ends of the Earth

April 15 – May 20, 2023
Atrium Gallery
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Artist Lecture with Ranran Fan (4/14/2023)

Join Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Ranran Fan for a lecture exploring the exhibition...

Upcoming Event

HFMA Saturday Gallery Talk with Dr. Ann M. Nicgorski (4/15/2023)

Join exhibition curator Dr. Ann M. Nicgorski for a guided gallery talk exploring the "Hidden...

Upcoming Event

HFMA Gallery Talk with Senior Art Majors (4/18/2023)

Join senior studio art majors Jonathan Bury, Parker Sullivan Jones, and Claire Elizabeth Monahan...

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Virtual Exhibitions

Virtual 360° Experience

Rita Robillard: Time and Place

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Rita Robillard (American, born 1944), "Queen of the Night I," from the series "Flower Serenade: A Gift of Time," 2021.
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The George And Colleen Hoyt Collection Of Northwest Coast Art
David Boxley (Tsimshian, b. 1952), "Legend Adaox," 1988.
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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Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

Across Continents, Through Time
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