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“A gem of a museum”

Portland Museum of Art
Ranked #2 of 151 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Freeport, ME
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“A gem of a museum”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

A terrific museum for a relatively small city! Homer Studio is a wonderful addition. Great permanent collection and always a wonderful temporary exhibition.

Visited November 2013
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Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
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“Great local art museum”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum offers world-class works of art. They offer a particularly good collection of New England artists. If you like art museums, this is a don't-miss when visiting Portland.

Visited December 2012
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Waldoboro, Maine, USA
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22 reviews
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“Amazing Collection”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a wonderful small museum with an impressive permanent collection. Add to that their great visiting exhibits and you don't want to miss it!

Visited October 2013
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Maine
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Good way to spend a chilly afternoon.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I have gone to this museum several times for special exhibits and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying their collections. It is the right size to feel like you have seen the museum without having to rush and they have paintings by some artists that you wouldn't expect to see in a small museum. Please check out their calendar of special events and exhibits!

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Maine
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44 reviews
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“Gem of a little art museum”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

It may be small but the PMA has an interesting collection and does frequent special shows that can be quite stunning. Also the Winslow Homer studio (located about 10 miles away) is a great additional trip that the museum sponsors in the summer months.

Visited October 2013
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