Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


This renowned museum offers a 13,000-piece rotating permanent collection of world-class art, with an Asian art specialty. Highlights can include a 10-panel Korean folding screen and a standing Thai Buddha in gold leaf. Free admission on the first Friday of each month, and pay-what-you-like from 5pm to 8pm Wednesday. There's an excellent cafe on-site.

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