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Museum Store Sunday Is November 29—We Need Your Support

On Sunday, November 29, 1,600 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, 24 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions and online. 

“The message behind Museum Store Sunday is more important than ever,” said Portland Art Museum Store Manager Michelle Betcone. “The pandemic-related closures and capacity limits have had a huge impact on our ability to earn money to support the Museum’s mission.” 

Museum stores perform integral and multifaceted work for their institutions—from earning income and extending mission-related programs, to visitor engagement and educational outreach through store products and experiences.

Dedicated directly to support of their institutions, museum stores operate as non-profit retailers under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and provide a significant proportion of the earned income that sustains museums. At the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center, earned income normally represents nearly 40 percent of the budget.

Revenues generated by museum stores are deposited into the operating budgets of the parent organizations, providing economic sustainability for the museum and cultural engagement for the community.

How to shop and support the Portland Art Museum Store

  1. Shop in-person Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (beginning 11/28). We are following reduced capacity retail guidelines as directed by Governor Kate Brown.
  2. Shop online any time of day or night and select shipping or curbside pick-up.

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