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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 - 9:00 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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Lovely museum with always interesting special exhibits

Director's cut and Richard Estes (last summer) special exhibits were great. I love the collection of Winslow Homer paintings. A trip to his studio can be arranged and is worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Director's cut and Richard Estes (last summer) special exhibits were great. I love the collection of Winslow Homer paintings. A trip to his studio can be arranged and is worth doing if you enjoy his work. There's a delightful cafe where you can get lunch or a snack that is delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums I have ever visited and I have visited many! The building's floor plan is easy to maneuver. It is easy to spend an hour or more viewing the collections. There is a café on the lower level if you want to break for lunch and then peruse some more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Small but well selected collection. Keep looking beyond the gift shop for more galleries. With a temporary exhibit, a visit can take 1-2 hours. The current temporary exhibit features loans from the 8 museums on the Maine Museum Trail. A cafe is in the lower level. Cheapest parking is in the Spring St. garage, directly in back of the PMA,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A gem of a museum in downtown Portland. A very nice selection of paintings in a comfortable setting.

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Southport, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Most people pass by Portland and head for other points north without realizing that the town is more than a food destination. Portland Museum of Art is of manageable size for a morning or afternoon visit. Their latest exhibit, Director's Cut featuring Maine artists' paintings, sculpture, and etchings, is more than worth making a stop. The manner in which the... More 

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is very nicely set up and the staff is very helpful. Some very famous pieces by contemporary as well as more traditional artists. Also lots of Maine art featured. An interesting display was the curators' choices of top pieces in all Maine museums.

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london,england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a prize in the city of Portland. The structure of the building promotes great light and well placed art. There are some wonderful works,from well know artists.

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northern va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours at the museum with 2 kids who like art. Interesting variety in the collection. Really thoughtfully displayed and easy to follow. Great balance of local and non-local focus on the art. Open, airy building adds to the experience.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a well run museum. Not large, but attractive and a great place to spend two or three hours. A good collection, including Winslow Homer works and other Maine painting. There is a small, pleasant eating area for food and coffee, as well as a book and gift shop. This is a very fine museum for such a small... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband is a art lover and will not pass up the opportunity to see a museum. To the credit of the city of Portland there are some very good and interesting paintings here. If art is your passion you may enjoy an hour or tow here.

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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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