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Located in the historic DeSoto building which has many galleries and venues for art, the Froelick Gallery displays bold and individualistic artwork by contemporary artists. Although many local artists are represented at the exhibitions, displays of the works of artists from as far away as Tokyo can also be found here. The gallery organizes more than 15 solo exhibitions and around 4 group exhibitions during the course of a year. Exhibitions include artwork of varying mediums and styles, thereby ensuring that no two exhibitions are the same. Established in 1995, the gallery is one of the most respected institutions to display art in the city.
Established in 1979, this artist-owned gallery is committed to bringing the Portland area fresh art that reaches the culturally diverse. Local artists' works are displayed at the gallery, including such innovative contemporary work as the incredibly vivid watercolor paintings by Barbara Black and colored lithographs by Jana Demartini. Special exhibits are held year-round, and patrons can call the gallery for show times. Be sure to visit during the First Thursday Gallery Walks.
Elizabeth Leach Gallery was founded in 1981 and is the second oldest gallery in all of Portland. Located in the heart of the city, the gallery showcases a wide variety of works including sculptures, paintings and photography, all of which are creations of well-known local, national and international artisans. The gallery often holds shows for new work by some of its artists.
Created in 1892 primarily to promote visual arts, the museum is set up with several large and open viewing rooms. It is the oldest museum in the area. Do not miss the Native American collection, and the artists' works featured in the European collection will also surprise you. Also check out the North Wing's Jubitz Center, which houses modern and contemporary art. In the spring, the museum's Northwest Film Center hosts the annual Jewish Film Festival.