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Portland Museum of Art

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Address: 7 Congress Sq, Portland, ME 04101-1119
Phone Number: 2077756148
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With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions,...

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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We preferred the permanent collection

There was an interesting set of exhibits on the first floor - a limited number of Homers (somewhat surprising given the location of the museum) and some excellent American art and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was an interesting set of exhibits on the first floor - a limited number of Homers (somewhat surprising given the location of the museum) and some excellent American art and the second floor contained the heart of their collection with many representative works which we had not seen before. The third and forth floors contained more contemporary art which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The upper floors of this museum seem to concentrate on Maine artists but there is a good collection of other American and European art that I enjoyed. My wife is an art historian and she found the collection to be excellent.

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Gray, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited PMA twice in the past month and there is so much to see. Even after spending a total of about 2 hours there, I am not sure if I have even seen half of the exhibits. It is very well organized and the staff have been friendly. There are some very interesting pieces here, a whole collection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw some nice art by important artists of the region in a lovely and comfortable setting. Easy to navigate and fun for a rainy morning in Portland.

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Cold Spring, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is within walking distance of downtown Portland and definitely a not to be missed site if in the city. GREAT way to spend a few hours. The collection of Winslow Homer's paintings are a must see. Unfortunately we were not able to connect with the museum's trip to the Homer studio. Only a limited number of people are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I decided to visit the Portland Museum of Art mainly because of their summer exhibition entitled, "Women Modernists in New York." The exhibit highlighted four female painters from the early 20th century: Georgia O'Keeffe, Marguerite Thompson Zorach, Florine Stettheimer and Helen Torr. The printed information accompanying the artwork revealed much about the prevailing attitudes towards women artists... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice collection of New England and French Impressionist artists as well as other genres. Enjoyed the special current exhibit of modern female artists. We've been here on a number of occasions while in the Portland area and would generally try and stop by for an hour or so. Will go again if time permits.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Toured the musuem and enjoyed the Women Modernist Exbit which included O'Keefe works as well as three other women of the early 1900s. Spent about 2 hours at this musuem and it was worthwhile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Titanic display was there...very interesting! Was very entertaining and educational...even for teenagers.i would recommend checking it out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Portland specifically to see O'Keefe--Zorach exhibit and I am so glad we did. Introduced me to three other women contemporaries of O'Keefe's. The exhibit did a great job of telling their stories in the context of their art. Next we visited most of the rest of the museum. Wonderful Luminist paintings as well as extensive Winslow Homer collection.... More 

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