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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Sq, Portland, ME 04101-1119
+1 207-775-6148
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Great museum

We happened upon the museum during the free hours on Friday evening and had a great time! There's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Great place to visit

Spent a couple hours on Friday evening - free admission from 4-8 pm- Lucky to see the unusual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA
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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 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7 Congress Sq, Portland, ME 04101-1119
+1 207-775-6148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon the museum during the free hours on Friday evening and had a great time! There's a wide variety of art types, it's laid out nicely and has good interesting placards to describe a lot of the artwork. I definitely recommend stopping in...More

Thank sm47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple hours on Friday evening - free admission from 4-8 pm- Lucky to see the unusual visiting exhibitions on Child's Play: Representations of Adolescence and the photos by Nan Goldin.

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very wide variety of artists and mediums, including the sculpture area, and loved the 3 huge apples hanging out of the wall. Miro, Degas, Renoir, and many others. Totally fun way to spend a few hours.

Thank Brent G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the biggest museum I've been to by any means. Get a $2 off coupon from the Maine Visitor's Center before going. Walk all of the way through the museum shop or you may miss two other galleries.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, seeing works of art by Renoir, Monet, Homer, etc was certainly a great way to brighten up a gloomy day. For only $15.00, you can spend a few hours here and see some incredible art. Take your time and walk through at a leisurely...More

Thank Fenuzio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed by the range of the collection. Great way to spend a couple of hours, Loved the Winslow Homers.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did one of the free guided tours. Our guide was so knowledgable and did a fabulous tour of several pieces at the museum. It gave us a great overview of a few of the more than 500,000 exhibits. There are two cafes and a...More

Thank Stacia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my most recent visit to the museum - I first was there in 1976 when I lived in California - later, the Midwest. I hoped that my knowledgeable companion would appreciate the facility as much as I have. She did - was impressed...More

Thank Len L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve always enjoyed this museum. The shows are interesting and the space, designed by I M Pei, is a delightful place to view art. There’s a children’s museum right next door, so make a day of it with your family!

Thank KatieS367
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not an art patron. So going free on Friday evenings was an easy decision. Amazing art for such a small city. Not too keen on the attached mansion part of the facility but wide range of mostly paintings from local to international. Good...More

Thank MitchFindlay
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Response from richardberger | Reviewed this property |
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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