Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, 97301
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The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is the museum of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, United States. It is the third largest art museum in Oregon.
Opened in 1998, the facility exhibits collections of both art and historical artifacts with a focus on Oregon related pieces of art and artists in the 27,000 square feet (2,500 m2) facility.
The museum officially opened with over 3,000 pieces of art, and was the second largest art museum in the state at that time. The building housing the museum was built in 1965 for Pacific Northwest Bell. This International Style building contains 27,000 square feet (2,500 m2) on three floors (two above ground).
Hallie Ford was one of the founders of the Ford Family Foundation. She graduated from East Central University in Oklahoma and moved to Oregon after graduation. Ford became a trustee at Willamette University in 1975. She was the wife of Kenneth W. Ford and they built Roseburg Forest Products Company in Roseburg, Oregon, beginning in 1936. From this they later started a foundation that would grow to become the Ford Family Foundation in 1996. Ford died on June 4, 2007, at age 102.
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