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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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A gem ..curated magnificently

Because I live in Maine, I visit the Portland area museum with some frequency. It is such a fine museum. The permanent collections are tastefully exhibited and the, featured... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Because I live in Maine, I visit the Portland area museum with some frequency. It is such a fine museum. The permanent collections are tastefully exhibited and the, featured collections . In past visits I have been struck by the great care taken to showcase the artwork.. The is a must see on any visit to Portland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to the PMA often and am a member. Sometimes I'm there to see a special exhibit, but more often to enjoy the permanent collection and the peacefulness of examining a work of art at length. Visitors will appreciate the many buildings -- don't skip the Sweat Galleries, and if you can't find them, ask! The café is so-so,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice small gallery over three levels with a cafe. The collection is broad and I especially liked the way they exhibited the statues.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go today! Impressed by what seemed like a small art museum. Really good local artists collection :) the Matisse exhibition is a must.

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Auburn, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the best art museum ever. Great Exhibits and the gift shop has tons of goodies for everyone. go here and you will see why I love it!

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have free movie nights at time for documentaries etc. Great place to spend a day, especially in the winter. Great cafe downstairs. NOTE: In January of 2017 they are closed for renovations.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed in my visit to this museum . After reading the artists that they featured , figured although small it would be enjoyable. It seemed like half of the museum was closed off for some reason or another . Very disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Portland about once a year and always make an effort to stop by the Portland Museum of Art. On the main floor they have exhibitions that rotate regularly. In the past we've seen Georgia O'Keefe and others. Most recently we saw Henri Matisse drawings. They are undergoing construction now so this last time exhibits were limited. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is huge, but very accessible with elevator for each floor. Has a secure safe self coat check area. Nice and informative staff. Though the building is huge the exhibits for each floor has a great layout. Is not a jam packed museum per exhibit, where one would feel overwhlemed. Great place to go for art enjoyment and to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful, relaxing and informative place to spend a few hours. Enjoy some inspiring art in a bright, airy, laid back place. Browse, casually through rooms and rooms of great art from many well known impressionist as well as Maine and Maine inspired artists. I really enjoyed myself.

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