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Hudson Museum

Hudson Museum Facts

The Hudson Museum is hosts to a near-constant flow of rotating and visiting exhibits. These are frequently changing.

The Hudson Museum also has an extensive list of permanent collections. In total these comprise over 8,000 archeological objects which include 2,828 Precolumbian artifacts dating back to 2000 BC. The collections represent native art and culture from across the continent, including the Maine Indian Collection, which is one of the largest holdings of Native American objects from that area.

Other permanent collections include the William Palmer Collection which is made of Mesoamerican and Northwest Coastal art and artifacts. The Nicolas M. Salgo and Faith White Collections consist of New Guinean and Southeastern Asian art. The Hudson Museum is also home to the Richard G. Emerick Collection and the former Portland Society of Natural History Collection, which has a notable array of Mississippian pieces.

The Hudson Museum has just recently been entirely redone and now resides on the second floor of the Collins Center for the Arts. The new space takes up 9,000 sq. feet up exhibition space with three large galleries. Floor to ceiling casework allows for more display space and a larger collection, as well as larger exhibits, to be shown.

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: closed