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Address: 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 2077756148
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Matisse exhibit, small , but nice. Rest of museum always a treat. Love the old area with the sculptures and the Winslow Homers

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Fairview Park, Ohio
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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum could really be great with some interactive aspects that were more intuitive. Good range of content for a small museum. Rich local artists to draw upon and there are several with many works in this location. Museum is a close walk to lots of excellent choices for dinner and is open at convenient times to pair with meals.... More 

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Matisse exhibit, small , but nice. Rest of museum always a treat. Love the old area with the sculptures and the Winslow Homers

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Portland Art Museum is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with family or alone. The space is a wonderful way to experience art. We always find new treasures when we come.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nicely surprised by the varied art collections of the Portland Museum of Art. The museum has four floors and many rooms to explore featuring a wonderful collection of paintings and other forms of art. It also features a wonderful museum shop and cafe. Really enjoyed viewing all of the art at the Portland Museum. I highly recommend this gem.

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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One is always pleasantly surprised by the PMA. It is a gracious blend of nationally-recognized art, classical historic works and new offerings by regional artists. The permanent collection is fine and has some standout masterworks. The upstairs contemporary gallery has a blockbuster great show of "Migration" a sky full of flying birds by Christopher Patch which is paired with an... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portland Museum is, for my money, every bit as rewarding as the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston. The last two traveling exhibits, ( Four Women Modernists from NYC), and this one, the Art Books of Henri Matisse have been simply astonishing. To se the cutout, linoleum print and had-drawn verse and graphic text that Matisse did at... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really well done. Very thoughtfully curated. Definitely worth a stop. Four floors of a wide array of styles and connected to a historical house with some colonial era pieces.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife stumbled on this whilst vacationing in the area and it is an art museum that Portland-ites can be proud of. The first floor was devoted to a traveling exhibit so this changes routinely. I would check ahead to see if the traveling exhibit suits your fancy. "The Artbooks of Henri Matisse" were on display whilst we were there... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, I'm an artist and I like museums, so I needed my art fix when the family took a cruise to Canada and New England. If you visit the Observatory, then it can be a bit of a walk from there to the museum, but it's not so bad, really. And you can always take public transit. The museum itself... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Covers 3 buildings 4 floors and has an awkward layout because of that. The maps do not indicate what art is in what area. I believe they are gearing up for a new presentation in February 2017. Had hoped for more Edward Hopper and pieces from the Wyeth family. The gift shop in the hallway and minimal product. There is... More 

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