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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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Was in Maine for a couple days and planned to visit this place and after received pamphlet of this museum take advantage of Friday evening free entry from 5pm to 9pm. Parked our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Was in Maine for a couple days and planned to visit this place and after received pamphlet of this museum take advantage of Friday evening free entry from 5pm to 9pm. Parked our van right next door for $5.00. For European visitors we found a French lady at information counter who explained in details to any visitors. Very impressive collections... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The architecture of the facility itself was surprising! It is well laid-out, bright with natural light, and easy to view and traverse. The small collection of marble statuary was first rate! The variety of paintings, drawings, and photos was surprising as was the size of the displayed collection which included some by my favorite paintings by Winslow Homer, Renoir and... More 

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Germantown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Portland Museum of Art is a great place to spend part of a rainy day. The first two floors contain wonderful marble sculptures and true art. The third and fourth floors contain more contemporary art. Of course everyone has different taste in art and I preferred the first two floors.

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Sea Cliff, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The I M Pei addition is quite user friendly and provides space to show both changing exhibits and the permanent collection. The original house and museum connect easily. The location in the center of town is very convenient and the staff are informed and helpful. Not large but good small museum.

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Congleton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the museum as it looked to have a range of exhibits from sculpture to photography to modern art and more classical style paintings. It does indeed have all the above - but all in very small doses. It is set out on three floors but with not many exhibits on each. You also get to... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It was easy to find. $ parking very close to museum. Loved the way it flowed. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. There was nothing I disliked.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

This lovely museum has an excellent collection of fine art. The McClellan home attached to the museum is most interesting, so don't miss it.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Portland Museum has a wonderful collection of Maine and American art. They also offer a special tour out to the Winslow Homer studio site in Prout's Neck. The group has a docent and travels together on a van to the site. The tour is very informative and well worth the price if you are a WInslow Homer fan. We... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've seen a number of outstanding exhibitions at the Museum -- Homer, Marin, and A. Wyeth among them -- but a visit is always a fine reward.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were excited to see this museum ans see works by famous local artists. The building is lovely and downtown Portland is wonderful. We had limited time so we asked the front desk staff where we should start to see the coastal Maine artworks we had read about. I guess they were volunteers who need training, because they seemed to... More 

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Additional Information about Portland Museum of Art

Address: 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-775-6148
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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