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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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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 Must-See In Portland

A great, modern space to see art in Portland. We saw the exhibit from the Maine Art Trail museums, an eclectic collection of new and old taken from the various museums around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great, modern space to see art in Portland. We saw the exhibit from the Maine Art Trail museums, an eclectic collection of new and old taken from the various museums around Maine. Other collections were also really good...from Impressionist to Modern in a very nice space.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a first-rate museum with a broad collection on American and European art works ranging from French impressionists to contemporary American painters. As would be expected of a Maine art museum, there are many works from renowned artists with roots in Maine such as George Bellows, Winslow Homer, the Wyeths and Edward Hopper...some delightful surprises as well.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place! Overwhelmed by the amount of stunning pieces on show, a truly wonderful place to while away a few hours.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Portland Museum of Art was a nice small museum. A good many of the works are contemporary or modern. There was a display featuring works from several other art museums in Maine. There was also a special exhibit of black and white photography. The museum is attached to a lovely 19th century home that you are free to visit.... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited when the museum had an exhibit called Director's Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail. This exhibit was fabulous allowing you to view work done in different styles and from different time periods often placed right next to each other because of topic. While the museum has a smaller collection that the larger big city museums, all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Collection covers periods from ancient Rome to modern art. American artists are well represented. There is a special exhibit of art work loaned by other museums throughout Maine, that is well worth the extra $5 for admission.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have been a member of the PMA for many years. I try to get to every new exhibit. I love meeting friends and enjoying a cup of coffee or tea in the cafe,too. But sometimes I just go to see and resee the Museum's permanent collection, just because it is so amazing for such a small city to have... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Directors Cut exhibit was a great opportunity to sample several Maine art galleries. Our tour featured works from the Maine Art Trail with information on both the art pieces and the art museums which provided them. If you get overwhelmed by large art museums, this museum and this exhibit, in particular, will appeal to you.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This museum of art is very understated, judging by the tourism promotions and websites. This despite the fact that I.M.Pei designed the building. The facility offers a panoply of European and American art, and currently has an exhibition on artists who spent time in Maine, or who lived there. Great blend of American and International art and a fascinating window... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a totally wonderful experience. We took the docent tour and were glad we did. He was knowledgeable and interacted with the group. Lunch in the cafe was delicious. I'd go back even if I wasn't visiting the exhibits. In fact, after lunch we did go back to once again look at most of the galleries. Highly recommend the... More 

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