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Portland Museum of Art

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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...more
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7 Congress Sq, Portland, ME 04101-1119
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went in on a free Friday afternoon. Small, but has excellent exhibits and nice variety of types of art. Nice way to pass a couple of hours on a cold rainy night.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank STF27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fine collection. Highlights: landscapes in the Monhegan Island room by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Emil James Bisttram, and special show of Richard Avedon portraits. Try to be there at 11 am when a curator plays the Harry Bertoi "Small Sonambient Sculpture." Don't miss...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank megang396
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat to have the free admission on Friday afternoon. This generosity helps bring the arts to a wider audience, and is a real boon to those tourists on a budget. I visited with my college-age daughter, and we were warmly welcomed upon entering...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 802magpie
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Went with my mother this past weekend. It was a lot of fun, the exhibits were well put together and had a wide variety of things. I really enjoyed the oil paintings by all the different artists who spent time in Maine. In the museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linnea M
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Friday after 4 pm the museum is free admission! Not that it isn't worth its fee, but it seems particularly valuable and delightful when you can sneak in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Really nice museum. Well presented works of art. Learned from the descriptions. Good size, not overwhelmed. Was happily surprised by Avedon, a great Andrew Wyeth beach painting, degas, Winslow Homer, Kandinsky, Mary Cassat, and Renoir. It was a joy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jensdreamb
Reviewed December 31, 2018

The museum is composed of 3 buildings. One building is itself an exhibit of old Portland. Many of the pieces reflect an interest in Maine artists or artists portraying Maine. There are also some nice impressionist pieces and more modern artists. I was there for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice. Big museum. Was rainy so decided to find inside adventures. Enjoyed. Teens got in free. And Friday after 4 is free to all. Wonderful mix of art and new and old building. Enjoyed

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

The Portland Museum of Art is located downtown. It has a fine permanent collection, and typically features two or three well curated shows. This is a museum worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Popped in on First Friday to warm up from the cold night air. I am not an art museum lover so yes this may be critical, but I still don't understand how rocks placed on the floor in a row is considered art, nor a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 9, 2018|
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Response from ME_Gardener6 | Reviewed this property |
I think that two hours would do it. If there’s a special exhibit you might stay longer. There’s also a nice cafe in the lowest level, and the PMA also has interesting movie showings. They have a bus tour to the Winslow Homer... More
December 14, 2016|
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I went on line. The PMA will be open Friday, Dec 16, from 11 a.m. until 8. It is also open the following day, Saturday, Dec 17, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $15/adult; $13 senior; $10 student with ID; free under... More
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