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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
207-775-6148
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Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Works by the European masters such as Degas, Picasso and Renoir are on display along with American greats like Winslow Homer, Robert Indiana and... more » Owner description: Works by the European masters such as Degas, Picasso and Renoir are on display along with American greats like Winslow Homer, Robert Indiana and Andrew Wyeth at this museum that places special emphasis on the works of artists from Maine. « less
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Kew Gardens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Richard Estes exhibit was fascinating. His oil paintings looked just like photographs. It was quite a challenge trying to find his name in each painting!

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Kingston, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Saw the Tuileries exhibit. Nicely curated, displayed, and explained. I look forward to another trip to this museum to see its other offerings.

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

What I liked best about the museum is that it gives a great overview over art history. They have one painting of everything i.e. one Kandinsky, one Klee, one maybe two Monet and so on. The contemporary Maine art selection is quite interesting and chosen in the same style as abobe - one of everything.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We thought the selection of art in this museum was extremely appealing. We are not experts, but we enjoy the different mediums which artists use to distinguish themselves. The diverse variety of art here was certainly more than worth our time visiting.

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Port Deposit, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While camping in Brunswick we had a day of rain and drove the 1 hour down to Portland to visit the art museum. I was pleasantly surprised to see not only local artists displayed, but also some of the masters. The special exhibit was by Robert Estes and it was a real treat. The museum is well laid out and... More

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Cambridge
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34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I like this museum although some of its collection is a bit diffuse---tries to cover too much ground. But some of the small exhibits are excellent, and they have something for most tastes (hence the diffuse comment). The Homer collection is surprisingly small considering how they profile it. Still, the museum is worth a visit. The gift shop is excellent.... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were fortunate enough to see the spectacular Richard Estes painting exhibit and all his attention to detail and use of reflections and light. Also on display were works of Wyeth, Homer and Hopper.

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North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice range at this smaller market museum. Everything in Portland seems to surpass my expectations, which is saying a lot because I love the city. Great collection and a nice place to visit on a hot or cold day.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I really enjoy the exhibitions nice variety of contemporary and classical painting . Part of the museum is a walk through a 1800's home. The marble statuses were amazing!!

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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a wonderful small museum. It has an interesting group of works and artifacts of Winslow Homer, who lived and painted in the area. It also contains a surprising collection of impressionists, and there are sufficient works by renowned artists to give you that great feeling of coming upon something familiar. The works are well displayed, with informative commentary.... More

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