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Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay

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Coos Art Museum is a museum in Coos Bay, operating on the southern coast of the U.S. state of Oregon since 1966. It offers exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and community events.

Coos Art Museum is housed in a 1936 Art Deco former U.S. Post Office and is home to six exhibition galleries. Construction of the post office began in January 1936 by Hoffman Construction Company, with it opening in November 1936 at a cost of $127,566. The Museum features between 18 and 25 changing exhibitions annually, including exhibits from its own 554-piece permanent collection of Northwest and contemporary art, which can also be viewed via the museum's website.

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  • My husband and I had had 4 rainy days. We visited this museum to get out of the house and thoroughly enjoyed it. The main exhibit, which changes, was a Maritime one. Art from the west coast and some....  more »
  • It's always nice to see art as it is what is balancing everyone’s day. The Art Museum has very good selected art pieces and also has 4+ shows every year, that bring in art from the U.S. Since we...  more »
  • Fabulous and varied displays of international quality artworks in many media. Exquisite Art Deco period building clad in beautiful marbles ... Lovely marble floors, magnificent turned wood bannisters, elevator for ease of access to second floor of galleries and classroom. Frequent classes and demo days.
  • Good amount of wall space. Decent gallery sizes. I ought to go on an art opening evening sometime, because all the times I've visited the place has been empty of other people.

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