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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 - 9:00 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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Glorious Art

Portland Museum of Art offers a realm of fine art one would not expect to find in a small city. In addition to works by Homer and Wyeth, the collection features well known... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Augusta, Maine
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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Portland Museum of Art offers a realm of fine art one would not expect to find in a small city. In addition to works by Homer and Wyeth, the collection features well known European artists. There are featured displays throughout the year, as well. A gem in Portland Maine.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a great smaller museum. Good job of displaying local Maine artists. Wyeth is and N.C. both are represented. I don't know how they got Winslow Homers Studio. This is worth the 20 minute ride. We underestimated the time we would spend. You need most of a day. It has that much. Art from the around the world and... More 

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Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We popped in here on an Art Walk Friday night, loved the small gallery of classic sculptures and the local Americana gallery. Nice feeling here and worth a visit.

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We really enjoyed the museum and all the buildings. Beautiful serene space, world renowned artists, a local artists show, and breathtaking sculptures. Great views of the city out of the ample windows. High quality unique goods in the book and gift shop. Delicious snacks in the cafe as well. Not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit. Make sure you visit the two buildings in the back! I enjoyed seeing it surrounded by local artists on first night. I can't wait to go back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We spent about and hour and a half exploring the Portland Art Museum. The staff, especially Sally at the front desk, were helpful and delightful. They have a great selection of Maine artists and other famous artists as well. I very much enjoyed the restored house that had been annexed to the museum. The gift shop was definitely well appointed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The original home that housed the art museum is a beautiful part of the exhibits. Great kid activities, easily navigated and not overwhelming. The staff was great; very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Portland Museum of Art is a fine small museum on its own, but it is worth the time and money to purchase/or make a reservation to visit Winslow Homer's studio. The museum owns the property and is able to transport you to the studio for an additional fee. The twenty minute ride is a fact filled ride on Homer's... More 

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South Daytona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The museum offers free admission on Friday evenings. What a privilege to view all the beautiful art. They also have areas for children which was wonderful. I would definitely go there again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well curated collection. The size and organization allows for a nice, relaxed visit without feeling overwhelmed. I recommend visiting on Friday evenings when it is free!

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