The Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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

  • Hidden Histories Exhibition Image

    Hidden Histories: Ancient Art from the Permanent Collection

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

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  • Rita Robillard Exhibition Image

    Rita Robillard: Time and Place

    Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery | Jan. 24 – March 25, 2023

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Covid Updates

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

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

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

Rita Robillard: Time and Place

January 24 – March 25, 2023
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby
Rita Robillard (American, born 1944), "Queen of the Night I," from the series "Flower Serenade: A Gift of Time," 2021.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Lecture | Hidden Histories: Artifacts of Daily Life in the Ancient World from the Fred W. Neumann Collection at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (2/9/2023)

In this talk, Professor and Faculty Curator, Ann M. Nicgorski, will introduce the "Hidden...


Virtual Exhibitions

Virtual 360° Experience


TRANSFORMATIONS: The George And Colleen Hoyt Collection Of Northwest Coast Art
David Boxley (Tsimshian, b. 1952), "Legend Adaox," 1988.
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TRANSITION To PRINT: Selections From The George And Colleen Hoyt Collection Of Northwest Coast Art
Joe Wilson (Coast Salish/Cowichan, b. 1967), "Black Bear," 2007
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David Roberts: Artist and Traveler

David Roberts: Artist and Traveler  |  Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
David Roberts, "Cairo, Looking West" (detail), 1839
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Carl Hall Gallery

Northwest Perspectives: Selections from the Permanent Collection
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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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