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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
207-775-6148
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Ranked #3 of 64 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Works by the European masters such as Degas, Picasso and Renoir are on display along with American greats like Winslow Homer, Robert Indiana and... more » Owner description: Works by the European masters such as Degas, Picasso and Renoir are on display along with American greats like Winslow Homer, Robert Indiana and Andrew Wyeth at this museum that places special emphasis on the works of artists from Maine. « less
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MAINE
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Seriously. I live in Portland and rarely write reviews for my own town, but this is one of the greatest small city art museums in the U.S. How many museums in the world have a documented 16th Century Mona Lisa??!! (not always on display). If I had one day in Portland, this would be my #1 choice (not the bus... More

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Portland, Maine
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232 reviews 232 reviews
14 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Really. They say that brevity is the soul of wit so that's where this "review" starts and stops. World class this fine museum surely is!

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We happened to be in Portland for the first Friday of the month. This meant the Museum was free on Friday evening! We enjoyed the Museum (though is was a bit crowded, as might be expected) and then walked the surrounding area looking at artist's displays. An unexpected treat!

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Beverly Farms, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Beautiful museum not to be missed - wish I had more time to see the exhibits but a beautiful foyer space for a party

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New Bedford
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56 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you love the Wyeths, Winslow Home, Rockwell Kent, Gilbert Stewart, and throw in Monet, Renoir and Mary Casatt, you will like this museum. It is filled with surprises. Tiffany glass, magnificent sculptures, are there for your viewing.

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BOSTON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I've been going to Portland for years and am always impressed by the museum and the quality of its exhibitions. Very diverse collection, I love photography and the museum always had interesting new shows. Great stop in Pirtland

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I enjoy coming to Portland for a weekend away & I usually enjoy visiting the Art Museum. This year, I was disappointed that there was an additional charge included with the usual fee to see the exhibit from the Brooklyn Art Museum. I very much am offended that this small museum needs to charge extra for a special,exhibition. This exhibition... More

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Farmington, Maine, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Unlike art museums in larger cities, this one is easy to take in during a single short visit, perfect for family members who are less enthralled with seeing yet another museum. The 'exhibits' in the historical home that is part of the museum seemed a bit out of place, but my girls enjoyed the bells that randomly rang based on... More

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Boston
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107 reviews 107 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I seem to time it right to go for free on the Friday night art walk. Always some interesting things in there spanning all different styles and time points. Just about the right size before you start getting overwhelmed or for me, tired and needing to get out of there. First Fri. is a fun time in general if you... More

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Lindenhurst, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The museum is beautiful. The collections are really first class and there was a peacefulness to the entire place. There wasn't really anyone around to answer questions when we were there but it was so pleasant to wander about and explore. I am used to the vastness of art museums in NYC so the smaller space was a nice change... More

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