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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

With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions,...

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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There are permanent exhibits and temporary exhibits. There is a wide variety of art including sculpture, classical and modern art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are permanent exhibits and temporary exhibits. There is a wide variety of art including sculpture, classical and modern art.

Thank LZimmerman
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The PMA reopened after a 3-week closing, and it deserves a "WOW." While smaller changes such as internal signs, are less obvious, the new exhibits and open space on the 4th floor are fabulous. Removing a wall changed the closed-in feeling on the top floor and the animals sculptures and paintings could easily captivate the viewer for hours. Master Works... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Portland Museum of Art is a first class art museum in Portland, ME. The permanent collection is strong on Winslow Homers and Alexander Wyeths as well as leading American and European 19th and 20th century artists. The museum puts on outstanding exhibitions throughout the year. For Homer fans, the Museum offers seasonal tours of his restored studio in nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice museum. Always has new and different exhibits. I especially love the Monet exhibit. Very large collection of beautiful glass pieces. Free to residents on Friday nights.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating exhibits, new renovations, great winter light, located right downtown. We especially loved the Winslow Homer collection.

Thank TaffyBurns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great little museum such a treat treat this is one of the best small museums in New England hands down. Several buildings and a very large moving exhibit .

Thank Ethan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great first art museum for a family. It's well organized and a easy place museum. A great value for the day event.

Thank Karen B
Middletown Springs, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised, no charge for admission this past Sat as museum just reopened with new exhibit. Winslow Homer paintings abundant. Lovely mansion attached. Cafe available but did not utilize. Friendly front desk staff.

Thank Tson724
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great big museum with many things to check out. Monet, Renoir and others. Many events are hold there, nice souvenirs, great local art.

Thank Tatiana K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in town and have an hour or two to spare, please check out our museum. There is such a wide range of things to see-a beautiful furniture collection, moving exhibits, Wyatt paintings, a fantastic round, glass room with sculpture (my favorite section of the museum) and a wonderful gift shop as well. I have been to museums... More 

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