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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-775-6148
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Ranked #3 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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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Located on multiple floors, with several nice European greats, it is mainly a nautical theme museum. Not as great as Boston's, or Montreal's museums, but worth the time to visit.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

They were having a great exhibit by Estes....I had never heard of him but I am a fan now. The rest of the museam has a nice mixture and is large enough to see a lot and small enough to be able to do other things for the day

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New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice city museum with a good collection. While it cannot compare to the main New York museums, it's certainly also not one to be missed for art museum fans.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A very interesting space with a good diversity of art. The permanent collection is very solid. We were there for the Richard Estes retrospective, which would have made it worth the trip, by itself. The Shaker exhibit was interesting, to a limited extent. There is an historic mansion that's part of the museum (McLellan House); the central staircase/foyer is impressive... More

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