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Celebrating 50 Years of Art in Coos Bay
Published: 03/16/2016  Updated: 03/17/2016

Coos Art Museum, also known as CAM, has been a cultural focal point on Oregon's scenic south coast since 1966.

For the past five decades, Coos Art Museum has exhibited outstanding artwork from artists throughout the Northwest. This public art museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon's South Coast and one of Oregon's cultural gems. It is the third oldest art museum in Oregon, tracing its roots to Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Located in a historic art deco building, CAM has six galleries of displays and a 570-piece and growing permanent collection of mid-20th century and contemporary American art. This spring, CAM hosts its annual exhibit of paintings by artists residing in western states. Expressions West opens on Friday, April 22 with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on display until June 25. Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay (541) 267-3901

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