The Portland Art Museum owns the city's largest art collection and presents a variety of touring exhibitions each year. Seventh oldest museum in the United States, it is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions from its own holdings and find public and private collections around the world.
Over 42,000 objects are displayed, reflecting the history of art from ancient times to today. Art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts are among the standouts.
The complex includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With the recent addition of the Modern and Contemporary Art wing it became one of the United States' twenty-five largest museums. Art galleries abound downtown and in the Pearl District, as well as in the Alberta Arts District and other neighborhoods throughout the city.