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Portland Museum of Art

Address: 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207-775-6148
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Ranked #3 of 51 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I wish I could remember the artists name. there was an additional fee for an artist who had his own gallery on the first floor. his artwork was phenomenal. well worth the additional fee. the cost of the museum was reasonable. a lot of artwork. I enjoyed the architecture of the building itself. finding the stairs/elevator to next floor of... More 

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brookline, nh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went to PMA with the family. The museum has a nice combination of art by local artists depicting the local region, as well as art by masters such as Renoir, Picasso, Sargent and Monet. There were many sculptures as well as paintings. You can get in for free Friday evenings!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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172 reviews 172 reviews
62 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a delightful afternoon at this Museum and the exhibits are great and well displayed. It's in the heart of Portland, parking in a garage around the corner was easy and very reasonable, and the Museum cafe serves wonderful soup, sandwiches, etc. The cafe also serves as the exhibit for a really good glass and china exhibit. Lots of... More 

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Middleton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stumbled upon the museum and it happens to be free Friday's. There were many interesting exibits. Staff was very friendly. A very enjoyable evening

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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

First time ver having visited the museum and it was well worth it. Very nice special exhibit "The Berger Collection, Treasures of British Art 1400 - 2000" from the Denver Museum of Art. We also enjoyed the Winslow Homer exhibit and will come back again soon to take the trip to see his refurbished studio in Prouts Neck. We recommend... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love this place. I brought my Nana here for her birthday present. We had a fantastic time and I won't wait 10 years to go back!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Definitely worth it. Special tickets and van ride are needed for Winslow Homer studio tour. Museum is in downtown Portland,easy to find and walk to. Free on First Friday nights (many of Portland's galleries and studios are open and free as well)

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Palo Alto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I toured New England in October to see the fall colors, and passed through Portland, Maine and had the chance to visit the Portland Museum of Art. With focus on the works of New England artists in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, this museum has an impressive collection which includes works by Winslow... More 

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Chicopee
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30 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice museum with several pieces of art. We were surprised on how large the museum was. We always said we need to go to the museum which is across the street from the Holiday Inn we stay at and we are glad we did go inside this time.

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Portland, Maine
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20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Centrally located on Congress St., this is one of the finest small city art museums in New England, or for that matter, anywhere... a treasure trove of Winslow Homer works as well as others who came to paint in Maine. Temporary traveling exhibits are frequent and uniformly high quality.

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