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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-775-6148
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Ranked #4 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is rightfully taking its place as the best... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cumberland Center, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visiting art lovers will not believe what a gem they discover when they come to the Portland Museum of Art. Who would expect to find Monets, Rembrandts, Homers, etc. etc. here in Portland, Maine? The special exhibits featured are also terrific. If you are here for a while, I highly recommend their film series, and don't miss a visit to... More

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Westcliffe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were surprised to view the work of great Impressionists in one room, Winslow Homer in the next, and lovely marble statuary all in a compact 4 floor package. It is a nice diversion for an afternoon in the city. Admission is $12 for adults, a very reasonable price for a chance to study great work up close and personal.

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Pfafftown, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Small museum but was well laid out and had a wide variety of art. Worth the admission price. Might be difficult to find because it is not hear the Port but can easily be walked to if staying down by the Port.

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Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I enjoyed the museum from top to bottom. I think it is a must see museum and particularly enjoy the neo-classical marbel sculptures of Maines own Benjamin Akers and Franklin Simmons. We actually have a Simmons sculpture of Gov. Morton on Monument Cirlce in downtown Indianapolis. Nice people there to inform as you look, too!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I have traveled extensively throughout the USA and Europe. The Portland Museum of Art is one of favorites. Just the right size and always presenting an interesting special presentation. My attention span is about 1 1/2 hours so the Portland Museum of Art is perfect.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This Museum is on the same level as any large city museum….It's permanent collection is AMAZING!!!! And of course the Winslow Homer works, a true GIFT to our lovely PORTLAND…. How blessed we are to be in such a great city surrounded with art.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museum is in a beautiful area of Portland...close to the water. Three or four levels to visit. Many beautiful paintings (Renoir and Cassatt) plus lots of modern art. Gourmet sandwich shop in the basement...delicious!

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We especially liked the Richard Estes exhibit which closed Sept. 7, but the permanent collection of American art there is wonderful. Of course we enjoyed the Winslow Homer exhibit. We only regret that we didn't have time to see all the buildings in the complex. This is a treat.

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We did not pay the upcharge for the current realism exhibit but I'm sure it was very good. The Impressionist art was just wonderful and thank goodness there was not a large collection of modern art since we are not fans. We also toured the empty but worth 10 minutes tour of the attached restored home. I think our time... More

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great time spent in the evening we liked the variety of artifact s and stuff. There was nothing we did not like.

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