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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

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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Excellent museum. Clean and well taken care of, with great exhibits. Definitely somewhere to visit if you go to portland.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum. Clean and well taken care of, with great exhibits. Definitely somewhere to visit if you go to portland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very well-curated small-city art museum with a fine collection of New England artists such as Winslow Homer and the Wyeths. It also puts on excellent special exhibits of niche collections (a recent display of British art from a private collection was cunningly displayed). A nice diversion when you need to get out of the weather. Tasteful selections... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Strolling around after dinner, my husband and I noticed that the museum was open. We were impressed with the variety of paintings. From Casset to modern, the displays are well laid out. The museum is very doable even with a short period of time.

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst we went primarily because we wanted to see work by Mary Cassatt, we were surprised by the amount of European art in the museum with works by artists such as Gustave Courbet, Pierre Renoir, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, and Auguste Rodin. Overall, this is an impressive art museum and worthy of a significant detour and at least... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great gallery, nice rooms, great art, a definite must for any Portland visitor. I would think there is something for everyone here. Some of the modern art was above average and good collections of landscapes and more traditional paintings interspersed with sculpture.

Thank allischarming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regular members of the PMA and visit it every time we make the 90-minute drive down to Portland for our quarterly "urban fix". (We're both former big city residents now retired to a small coastal Maine town.) Sometimes we even come down specifically for one of the Museum's regularly changing exhibits, always well curated or exhibits from other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of a cold fall Portland trip. Wonderful museum can be perused in a long afternoon. The collections are small but beautifully curated.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the entire family hear on vacation. 2 adults, 15,13,10 & 5 year old. There was enough to keep everyone interested. We paid a few dollars extra for admission to a temporary exhibit, and feel it was well worth it. There are some really impressive pieces of art, and you are allowed to get very close. Not crowded, so we... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised and delighted with the quality of art on display. There are wonderful European impressionists in addition to American and Maine master artists. The museum layout is interesting and easy to navigate; the special exhibits are interesting and beautifully done. Highly recommended!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great experience at PMA. It's easy to get to and there is cheap parking in the area if you are driving. A great bonus is that admission is free after 5pm on Fridays. I have seen some great exhibits here like Picasso, for a small city museum they get some wonderful collections!

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