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Portland Museum of Art

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Address: 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
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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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Nice little museum

Used my reciprocal museum membership with the Brooklyn Museum. The front desk has a list of museums they partner with. Good special exhibits we saw two photography shows one from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Used my reciprocal museum membership with the Brooklyn Museum. The front desk has a list of museums they partner with. Good special exhibits we saw two photography shows one from the Getty. The permanent collection is very interesting with many interesting Marsden Hartley one of my favorite artists. I like museum gift shops and this is a good one. Overall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Portland Museum of Art is a hidden gem among art museums. It had just reopened after a month of being closed. The collection of pieces was outstanding from Renoir to Monet to Winslow and Rodin. The first building was bright and airy. The second and third buildings were older homes that the museum had purchased. Admission price was very... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing art museum for a city the size of Portland Maine. The beautiful building was designed by I M Pei. The collections and special shows are world class. I left the area just prior to its grand reopening of a so-called new museum experience, so I am unable to comment on that. Worth the price of admission,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like smaller museums -- they are so much more approachable than the large ones. Portland Museum of Art just 6 weeks ago opened after being closed for about 6 weeks to totally redo their installation. I never saw the old one, but the new one dazzles! Spread over 4 floors, it mixes modern, impressionist, and other periods to great... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did not initially plan to visit here, but the weather got a little chilly and rainy so we decided to duck inside for a bit. This museum was really quite impressive with a least two Monet paintings to view. We enjoyed the idea that the art museum expanded to include multiple buildings, but once we left... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great overall collection and rotating exhibits. If you like museum-going. This is an easy 2 to 3 hour visit. great gift shop and eatery too.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a sophisticated high level venue. However all the people are friendly and helpful. It has all the classic attractions however the smaller exhibits are innovative and interesting.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

PMA has a well-curated collection of artworks (from Maine artists and others) housed in an I.M. Pei-designed building. The museum also sponsors tours of Winslow Homer's house in Scarborough during the summer and has film and lecture series. They also own the McLellan House mansion next door. They also have children's activities, and are conveniently located next door to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to spend a couple of hours. Nicely displayed artwork from local and well known artists and sculptors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Portland Museum of Art is a gem. It has a fine permanent collection, which includes Maine artists, along with excellent selections from artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibitions are generally quite good. The current exhibitions, featuring works from the Black Collection, and the Wagstaff and Lauder photography shows, are first rate.

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