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As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center (NWFC) are implementing a number of measures to prioritize the health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers. These include increased cleaning in high-traffic areas and requiring that staff and volunteers who are sick stay home. The Museum and NWFC provide sick days to all employees and health insurance to all full-time employees.

The Museum’s gallery spaces have more sophisticated air handling, including UV filtration, than other public venues because of environmental controls to protect artwork. There are also multiple restrooms available for hand washing. Theater partners for the Portland International Film Festival are also implementing recommended protocols.

Please know we continue to be vigilant and are monitoring developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be following the directives of public health agencies, including U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). We are planning for any scenario that would disrupt our community’s experience, keeping the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers as our number one priority.

In our ongoing commitment to keep you informed, please visit our website for important up-to-date information. Other quick resources:

For Northwest Film Center and Portland International Film Festival ticket exchange questions, please call 503-221-1156.

For Portland Art Museum ticket questions, please call 503-226-2811.

For questions about rental events at the Museum, please call 503-276-4291.

For questions about membership events, please call 503-276-4249

Thank you for your ongoing support.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.