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“Great Museum”

Portland Museum of Art
Ranked #7 of 164 things to do in Portland
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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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad I stopped here to enjoy their collection. Will go again the next time we're in Portland. Friendly staff and nice gift shop. They do have cafe on the lower level.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was drawn to the museum because of the connection to Winslow Homer. I wished I had been able to book a studio tour - you must do this way in advance! I am very excited that the museum is preserving this and I will be back. I had also forgotten that the Wyeths spent time in Maine and enjoyed several of their pieces. Overall, a very nice collection and manageable to visit - I spent about two hours. Very helpful docents throughout the museum.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day at the museum, taking a break for a few hours in the middle for some sun. The museum building itself is beautifully designed, feeling light and spacious. There is an interesting range of exhibits from very modern pieces to earlier works. We particularly enjoyed some John Singer Sargent portraits, the sculpture of the pearl fisherman, and the photographic exhibition of many of Clarence H. White works. It was also lovely to discuss some of the pieces with a friendly guide on the second floor (middle aged gentleman, didn’t catch his name). Thank you

1  Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guidebooks give museum a 2 hour allotment to see everything. We found it very interesting and spent five and a half hours. There is something for children, for history buffs, impressionist, modern art, Wyeths,Homer, Hopper just to name a few of the 20th century American Artists. All very well represented. The special photography exhibit by Clarence White was amazing.
We had a wonderful lunch in the museum cafe located in the lower level. The locations in very light and airy, it's in the lower level of the museum. Food was good as well as staff. Seasonal specials offered.
There are two additional museums attached to the main art museum. One has special exhibitions, marble busts,with a great statue of President Grant. One also has the chance to walk through a fine example of a federal home also attached.
The staff on duty in the galleries are very hepful and knowledgeable about the art.
Highly recommend a vist.

Thank travelingsavery
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good variation of amerikan and european art. Three floors packed. Take the elevator to the top and work your way down. Even a small giftshop. Missed more artwork from indigenous people in the area.

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