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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
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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Good selection of fine art!

We spent about and hour and a half exploring the Portland Art Museum. The staff, especially Sally at the front desk, were helpful and delightful. They have a great selection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We spent about and hour and a half exploring the Portland Art Museum. The staff, especially Sally at the front desk, were helpful and delightful. They have a great selection of Maine artists and other famous artists as well. I very much enjoyed the restored house that had been annexed to the museum. The gift shop was definitely well appointed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The original home that housed the art museum is a beautiful part of the exhibits. Great kid activities, easily navigated and not overwhelming. The staff was great; very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Portland Museum of Art is a fine small museum on its own, but it is worth the time and money to purchase/or make a reservation to visit Winslow Homer's studio. The museum owns the property and is able to transport you to the studio for an additional fee. The twenty minute ride is a fact filled ride on Homer's... More 

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South Daytona, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
38 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The museum offers free admission on Friday evenings. What a privilege to view all the beautiful art. They also have areas for children which was wonderful. I would definitely go there again!

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well curated collection. The size and organization allows for a nice, relaxed visit without feeling overwhelmed. I recommend visiting on Friday evenings when it is free!

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Portland Museum of Art is the perfect size for casual art enthusiasts. It has an interesting collection and the featured exhibit of Maritime art was exceptional. The fact that Friday nights are free admission is awesome as well. My girlfriend and I had a great time just strolling around for about an hour.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

it he Portland museum is a delightful relaxing evening out with spouse, friends or just as some mommy quiet time. We met some friends, had dinner and then a great evening wondering thru the museum and enjoying and sharing. The art was amazing and diverse and extremely beautiful. Love this museum and unexpected education that comes from an evening.

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Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a small museum very much worth visiting. Be sure to save time to sit and browse the art books in the historic part of the museum.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a real jewel. Varied art collections during the year. A place that tourist or locals should visit when in town. It is worth the money spent.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Love this art museum. It's conveniently located in the heart of Portland. Near by is the children's museum which makes a great Family day destination. The museum is special to me as my great great grandfather Charles F. Kimball an 1800's Portland landscape artist has several of his paintings on display. The museum hosts special exhibits throughout the year and... More 

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