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Portland Museum of Art

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Address: 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-775-6148
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned...
With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is rightfully taking its place as the best regional museum in the country. The PMA boasts a considerable permanent collection, with beloved works of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as significant holdings of Maine art-highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio-it's all happening at the PMA.
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A Treasure Within the City

Portland Museum of Art has a great variety of art in it's permanent collection and takes great effort in bringing in exhibits from other sources. The entrance price is reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Portland Museum of Art has a great variety of art in it's permanent collection and takes great effort in bringing in exhibits from other sources. The entrance price is reasonable. They also provide low-to-no cost entry available to help the community enjoy this treasured collection.

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Portland, Maine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Its got a bit of everything - paintings to photographs, sculpture to glass, old to new. The various exhibits are very interesting - depending on your taste. Really is a must see whether from Maine or away. You can spend quite a bit of time in the museum depending on your stamina. I always enjoy going.

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USA3
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a treasure. It has everything - old and new. It is a real treat to visit for a local or a tourist!

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hgoldman77
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a nice museum to stop at and look around...It has a little bit of everything, several real gems, and architecturally it's interesting...It's in a nice neighborhood of Portland, too...

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Playa del Carmen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The PMA is always a pleasure to visit. For a city the size of Portland, it is equal to or surpasses most museums found in much larger municipalities. Clean, friendly and well designed viewing areas make for comfortable viewing experience.

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Presque Isle, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is amazing that we have such a great collection of art in Maine! This museum does a great job displaying it, the layout is easy to navigate and the staff are very knowledgeable about the art.

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I wish I could remember the artists name. there was an additional fee for an artist who had his own gallery on the first floor. his artwork was phenomenal. well worth the additional fee. the cost of the museum was reasonable. a lot of artwork. I enjoyed the architecture of the building itself. finding the stairs/elevator to next floor of... More 

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brookline, nh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went to PMA with the family. The museum has a nice combination of art by local artists depicting the local region, as well as art by masters such as Renoir, Picasso, Sargent and Monet. There were many sculptures as well as paintings. You can get in for free Friday evenings!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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178 reviews 178 reviews
63 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a delightful afternoon at this Museum and the exhibits are great and well displayed. It's in the heart of Portland, parking in a garage around the corner was easy and very reasonable, and the Museum cafe serves wonderful soup, sandwiches, etc. The cafe also serves as the exhibit for a really good glass and china exhibit. Lots of... More 

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Middleton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stumbled upon the museum and it happens to be free Friday's. There were many interesting exibits. Staff was very friendly. A very enjoyable evening

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