The Portland Museum of Art, located in downtown Portland, Maine is a jewel of a museum. Housed in three architecturally unique buildings, the PMA has a world-class collection of more than 17,000 fine and decorative works of art dating from the 18th century to the present.
Artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth and Marguerite Zorach showcase the artistic heritage of Maine and the U.S.
For those who prefer European art, Impressionism through Surrealism is represented by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir among others.
You'll find paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, glass and ceramics, furniture, artists’ books and more. The selection is broad enough to appeal to a wide audience yet small enough to explore in an afternoon.
"The Portland Museum of Art's collection of American and European master
works is a must-see." —Woman's World
For thoughtful gifts, beautiful art books and tasteful souvenirs, check out the PMA store. Select from a large collection of Maine artist and artisan-created jewelry, cards, home goods, gifts, art books, children’s books and toys. The shop is open during museum hours and no admission is required to browse.
Be sure to allow time for a visit to the PMA Café by Aurora Provisions. Located on the lower level of the museum, well away from the crowds, this calm respite offers locally roasted coffee, fresh baked pastries and a light lunch menu.
From seasonally inspired soups and salads, to innovative gourmet sandwiches and creative entrees, there is always a delightful selection of tempting items. The homemade fare changes on a daily basis and features local purveyors and artisan producers. The café provides free wireless internet service to patrons and is open to the public.
Conveniently located in the arts district in downtown Portland, the Portland Museum of Art is close to numerous shops, hotels and restaurants. With something for everyone, it's a winner for locals and tourists alike.
- Free podcasts are available for downloading to learn more about the exhibits.
- Baby changing areas are available in both the men’s and women’s rooms on the lower level.
- Access to the museum is barrier free: Designated parking and a ramp are available out front.
- Free wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis.
- PMA Movies, shown on Friday evenings, showcase the best in foreign, classical and art films.
- Free coatroom and lockers
- Free baby strollers and gallery stools.
- (Seasonal)Tours to The Winslow Homer Studio depart from and return to the PMA