We have several popular fine art art museums in the region. The Portland Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum are the two best known, but we also can boast about many more, not so well known museums with their own exquisite collections and special exhibits. Below we have linked you up with several so you can learn a little more and perhaps pay a visit. Be sure to share anything great you come across—we would love to hear about your visits.

Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR
The Burke Museum, Seattle, WA
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA
Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, WA
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA

Universities often have fantastic museums and impressive collections. Next time you’re near one of these campuses, reserve a little extra time and enjoy one of these museum stops. Even better, they’re often free!
 
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Several museums have outdoor sculpture gardens that pair breathtaking scenery with awesome art. Take a stroll through one of these parks and enjoy a picnic lunch at the same time.

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, WA
San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park, Friday Harbor, WA
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Many of these museums have free evenings once a month and also are partners with other cultural venues. Be sure to ask about these discount opportunities. If you’re traveling, ask about a AAA discount, which many offer as well.

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