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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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Excellent Special on Female Artists

Had a great exhibit with Georgia O'Keefe and contemporaries. Also an interesting restored mansion. Very helpful staff.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great exhibit with Georgia O'Keefe and contemporaries. Also an interesting restored mansion. Very helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Portland (Maine) Museum of Art has a good Sargent, two very nice Hassams, and a Cassatt among other works. Behind and incorporated into the main building is an older house to illustrate life from a prior century. We were disappointed that their Hopper, Penaquid Light, was not on display but the staff confirmed that as a more fragile water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Portland Art Museum has a wide range of art from modern to some of the greats. We saw the Winslow Homer exhibit which was very nice. I think we enjoyed the "old" section of the museum, especially due to the knowledgeable docent who told us about the building itself which we found very interesting. A nice way to break... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. The building was very modern and the visiting exhibit interesting and well curated. The permanent collection was extensive and nicely displayed. Don't miss the collection past the gift shop like we nearly did! Cafe and gift shop both wort a visit too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was surprised by the breadth and depth of the collection. Nicely displayed in lovely galleries.The attached McClellan house was also a treat.The floor coverings were truly outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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