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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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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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Great museum for a rainy vacation day

This museum is worthy of an annual visit since I vacation in Maine most summers. The permanent collection is worth a visit but there are quality traveling exhibits as well... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is worthy of an annual visit since I vacation in Maine most summers. The permanent collection is worth a visit but there are quality traveling exhibits as well. There is a small shop and ground floor there is a snack shop and bathrooms nearby. This museum is well placed and there is a parking lot on the street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free Friday admission makes this a no brainer and a very popular spot The collection is excellent and the feature exhibits are as good as any you'll see at other museums

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a good morning here, enjoyed the NY women's exhibit. They have some wonderful other treasures from Wyeth, Sargent, and Homer. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having lived and worked in large cites ie NY Phila and LA I have been able to visit many first class art museums. Given the size of Portland Maine their regular collection is very representative and diverse but limited to just a few or in some case one of the great artists. They do frequently have excellent traveling exhibitions that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss the Portland Museum of Art, right next to the Children's Museum on a busy, interesting square in the middle of town. Great changing exhibits, and many Maine artists as regulars (Wyeths, Winslow Homer, others)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an hour long docent tour plus an hour on our own going through the collections. This is a very worthwhile destination while in Portland. They had a special Georgia O'Keefe exhibit when we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The special exhibit features women artists from the 1920s to 30s. O'Keefe is featured but there some great surprises and treasures, especially Florine Stettheimer!! Check it out!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the exhibit featuring Georgia O'Keefe and 3 other women modernists and enjoyed seeing paintings by Church and Childe Hassam as well as furnishing in their permanent collection. Worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent three hours in the museum today, but could have spent all day had we the time. A vast, fascinating collection with something for everyone...even my ADD husband was content, and he usually burns out after a half an hour. Thoroughly enjoyed the modern women artist collection, and my husband's new favorite quote is from O'Keefe admitting that her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has an amazing collection for a city of this size. The collection covers art from 1800 to present day. From Impressionists to current contemporary art and has a gallery dedicated to all the Maine rock stars of art....Homer, Hopper, Kent, Wyeth just to name a few. They also feature temporary exhibits from around the world ...so you'll see... More 

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