Oregon is a rich and diverse arts destination, including galleries, museums, music festivals, and a fair sharSchneider-mastheade of well known, nationally recognized artists. We are also home to many colleges and universities. Often overlooked, these institutions are meccas for exhibits showcasing work by students, faculty and notable alumni, as well as the work of famous masters from their collections. You might be surprised to learn that these exhibits are meticulously curated and afford an opportunity to see the latest work by emerging and established artists in our communities. Even better, most of these galleries are free or charge very little.

Here is a list of academic galleries throughout Oregon.

Art Institute of Portland, The Art Institute of Portland Gallery, Portland
Lewis and Clark, Ronna & Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland
Marylhurst University, The Art Gym and Streff Gallery, Marylhurst
Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Hoffman Gallery, Portland
Oregon State University, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis
Pacific University, Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, Forest Grove
PNCA, Feldman Gallery, Portland
Portland Community College, Cascade Gallery, Helzer Gallery, North View Gallery, Portland
Portland State University, Autzen Gallery, MK Gallery, AB Lobby Gallery, Portland
Reed College, Cooley Gallery, Portland
Southern Oregon University, Schneider Museum of Art, Roseburg
University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene
Willamette University, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem

Most of these galleries are open during the summer months, but be sure to check the websites for seasonal hours and exhibit information before heading out.