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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-775-6148
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Ranked #4 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is rightfully taking its place as the best... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

a variety era arts in a spacious building. Mostly American paintings. a nice gift shop. convenient location.

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Vieques, PR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This museum has a surprisingly rich collection, particularly of Winslow Homer. We have visited 3 times and continue to enjoy it. It is just the right size, not overpowering in size, but not too small.

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Millbrook, Alabama, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I visited this art museum with friends who are like family, including three children. The museum is very nice. There is a place to eat downstairs. We went after 5:00 p.m. on Friday to take advantage of the free admission at that time. We went to the art museum after taking the children to the nearby Children's Museum of Maine.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We just returned from our annual visit to Portland, which included a return visit to the Museum of Art. The special exhibits are invariably very good and the current Estes is especially strong. Even if you have been to the museum before, this exhibit warrants a return. And, for me, no visit to the museum is complete without spending considerable... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We popped into the Portland Museum of Art on a Friday night (it was free of charge - thank you Portland!). The retrospective of Richard Estes' work was am amazing take in. The rest of the museum was great too. Loved all of it.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Thank you for all your great work. We love this place. Everyone is so nice and knowledgeable. Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME

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Brentwood, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great film one evening and a free admission Friday evening. very convenient and a great staff

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New York City, New York, Usa
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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Considering this is a fairly small museum, the collection is 1st rate. The staff very welcoming and helpful, and it pays to check to see if there is a special exhibit as the shows are very well presented, and in depth. There is a small lunch/tea room on the bottom floor, and the seating area is surrounded by a delightful... More

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Art lovers, you will not regret seeing so many great paintings including many French Impressionists and of course Wyeth paintings especially Jamie Wyeth's of the many Maine and New England subjects. Don't miss this!!!

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Tualatin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'd never seen realistic art and this was phenomenal. The detail was incredible and it was hard to believe that we were looking at a painting, not a photograph.

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