The Portland Art Museum's collection of 42,000 objects 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; modern and contemporary art; Asian and American art; photographs, prints, and drawings; and English silver. Admission is free the first Thursday of every month from 5-8 p.m. and $5 on Friday evenings. College students can purchase an annual pass for $20 — the price of a single adult admission ticket.
Portland Center Stage is one of the top 20 largest regional theater companies in the U.S. It stages a blend of classical, contemporary, and premiere works at its home in the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Discounted youth (ages 30 and younger) tickets are available for $25 for most shows. "Rush" tickets are available on a limited basis for $20 at 15 minutes prior to curtain time.