Oregon Topics: Arts and Culture

Art assumes many forms in Oregon. From the sand sculpture contests on the beach at Seaside to the intern​ational exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, from the delicacy of fused glass art at coastal galleries to the power and strength of the bronze art based in Joseph, art expresses the ever-changing moods of Oregon. This guide highlights some of Oregon's major art resources as well as some of the best sites the nation and the world offer.

​(includes contact information, agency history, records retention schedules, budgets, and records held by the Oregon State Archives)


giant bear sculpture
One of many whimsical bears inhabiting downtown Grants Pass. (Oregon State Archives Photo)