Portland Museum of Art houses one of the largest collections in the region, with over 17,000 paintings and objects. The museum, founded in 1882, is also one of the oldest in the area. Celebrating local artists as well as international ones, the museum features a State of Maine Collection with artists such as Winslow Homer and Marsden Hartley. You can visit the studio of Winslow Homer where he lived and painted from 1883 to 1910 and learn about the artistic heritage of the artist and the area. Add Portland Museum of Art to your Portland travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Portland trip planner.
Portland Museum of Art reviews
This is probably the best art museum in the United States, north of Boston. It is medium-sized, so it is possible to fully explore it in about two and a half hours. It has some excellent pieces and a gallery dedicated to art depicting Maine. It is housed between two buildings; a modern, purpose-built structure which holds the majority of the collection and patron services, and a historic house, which appears to have lost its original charm through renovation. It is largely devoid of art, but I expect that this will change. Located in the tourist center of downtown Portland. Free on Friday evenings.
What a lovely art museum!! They have beautiful compelling pieces! You can tell it is very well organized and thought out! I could have easily spent hours looking through all the wonderful pieces that they had!
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