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3D Center of Art and Photography (Museum, Portland, OR)

The world’s only art gallery, museum and theater dedicated to the art and science of 3D!

About Us…
The 3D Center of Art and Photography, a non-profit museum/gallery, features the best in antique and contemporary 3D imagery. The Center houses everything from antique stereocards to View-Master, contemporary 3D photography, lenticulars, anaglyphs, and computer generated 3D art.

For 160 years, the world of 3D imagery has been diverse and exciting. Display cases allow visitors to see vintage 3D cameras, projectors and viewing devices as well as the most up to date 3D cameras on the market today. Information panels follow the history and development of 3D photography from its early use to chronicle the American Civil War to its current use in the Space Program.

Each month different featured artists provide a glimpse into the contemporary world of 3D. Original contemporary art may be viewed and purchased. Daily 3D slideshows allow the visitor to slip into the amazing world of depth.

Interactive displays explain how we are able to see depth and create a 3D image on a flat surface. Stereocards like those that entertained our grandparents are available for viewing, and only a few steps away a computer station allows visitors to see another modern approach to seeing in 3D.

If your curiosity is aroused, look for more information in the Center’s Reference Library or just browse through one of the books of images available there.

Changes at the 3D Center

The Center will open either a new exhibit in the gallery or projected show in the theatre each month. It is hoped that there can be a special event each First Thursday to correspond with the new opening. There are many exciting artists scheduled for 2010. You won’t want to miss any of them!

Public Hours

Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Admission to the 3D Center:
$5 adults (age 15 and over)
Children free (under 15 years old)

Open every First Thursday from 6 – 9 pm
First Thursdays FREE for everyone!

“Friends of the Center” are always free.

Holiday Closings: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Contact us for group rates and to arrange private openings.

3D Center of Art and Photography
1928 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-227-6667

Information for Artists

The 3D Center is committed to presenting the best new work by contemporary artists working in 3D imagery, both nationally and internationally.

The Creative Committee meets regularly to review proposals by artists for solo exhibitions or thematic group exhibitions in the Gallery or projected presentations in our Stereo Theatre.

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MISSION

  • To advance technology and innovation within the entertainment industry
  • To provide a neutral setting for the entertainment industry, technology and electronics companies and to identify and discuss pressing issues
  • To understand the impact of technology on the consumer experience and the creative process
  • To connect and leverage the University of Southern California’s extensive research facilities, faculty and student body with companies
  • To provide insight about emerging consumer habits
  • To convene industry peer groups and partners to share knowledge and experience
  • To create an environment for testing and evaluation of proposed technology solutions
  • To help identify new business models for the entertainment industry
  • To improve the consumer experience and advance the art of entertainment as the 21st century unfolds

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