[Libs-Or] Museum Library Book Sale

Sarah-Lynda Johnson sarah.johnson at pam.org
Thu Sep 11 17:02:18 PDT 2008

September 3, 2008                                      

CONTACT:  Jennifer Amie at 503-276-4207 or jennifer.amie at pam.org

Great Books and Good Deals at Museum Library Sale 

More than 1,000 new and used art books and exhibition catalogues will be on sale at substantially reduced prices during the Portland Art Museum’s Crumpacker Family Library two-day book sale September 20 and 21. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Museum’s library, which is a free resource for students, artists, researchers, and the public.

Located on the second floor of the Mark Building, the Crumpacker Family Library houses more than 33,000 volumes in a renovated former Masonic meeting hall. The library is also home to periodicals, catalogues, special collections, slides, videos and Museum archives dating back to the late 1800s.

Location:       Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, James and Marion Miller Gallery
Date and time:  September 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 21, 12 to 5 p.m.
Admission:      Admission to the Book Sale is free and does not include Museum admission.

About the Portland Art Museum
The seventh oldest museum in the United States, and the oldest on the West Coast, the Portland Art Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of 40,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of arts of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution, dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum dedicates 90 percent of its galleries to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, the Schnitzer Center for Northwest Art, the Northwest Film Center, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Native American Art. With a membership of 22,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts. For information on exhibitions and programs, call 503-226-2811 or visit www.portlandartmuseum.org.

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