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Portland’s Velvet Art Museum in VIA magazine

Portland’s Velvet Art Museum: Velveteria. Photo by Susan Seubert

Portland’s Velvet Art Museum: Velveteria. Photo by Susan Seubert

January 2009 – Laurie Isola wrote an article about Velveteria in VIA Magazine, AAA Traveler’s Companion.

Here are some excerpts:
The offbeat museum, which recently moved to a bigger and better location at 2448 E. Burnside St, houses close to 2,000 velvet paintings, some 340 of which are on display at any time. The pièce de résistance is a black-light room hung with 40 fluorescent masterworks.

In fact, the owners have picked up so many treasures and stories that they’ve now produced a book called Black Velvet Masterpieces: Highlights from the Collection of the Velveteria Museum. You can buy one as you leave.

Read the full article “Portland’s Velveteria” by Laurie Isola, from VIA Magazine, AAA Traveler’s Companion.


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