United States

7 Congress Square
Phone: 207-775-6148
Fax: 207-773-7324
Website: www.portlandmuseum.org

Portland Museum Of Art

As the largest art museum in the state of Maine, the Portland Museum of Art serves as a vital cultural resource for all who visit. The Museum's collection of more than 15,000 objects is housed in three historic and remarkable buildings showcasing three centuries of art and architecture. With our constantly changing exhibitions and permanent collection, a diverse selection of fine and decorative arts is always on view.

Permanent Collection

The Museum's collection contains more than 15,000 fine and decorative works of art dating from the 18th century to the present. The collection includes paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, glass and ceramics, artists' books, furniture, and much more. Works by artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, and Marguerite Zorach showcase the unique artistic heritage of the United States and Maine. The major European movements, from Impressionism through Surrealism, are represented by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others.


John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury - Through October 10
Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 - Through September 11
Refashioned - Through July 31
Will Barnet at 100 - Through August 14

Forthcoming exhibitions

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine. August 13, 2011 - January 29, 2012
Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs. September 24, 2011 - December 18, 2011
Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection. October 27, 2011 - February 5, 2012
Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist. February 23, 2012 - May 28, 2012
The Call of the Normandy Coast (1820–1920). June 14, 2012 - September 2, 2012


$10 adults
$8 seniors and students with I. D.
$4 youth 6 to 17
Under 6 are free
Free admission Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorial Day-Columbus Day: Open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting there

The Museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland, at the intersection of High, Congress, and Free streets, accessible by car (street and paid parking nearby), foot, or bus.


Museum Store; Cafe; Barrier-free entrance; free wheelchairs, coatroom, lockers, and strollers; baby-changing area; payphones.

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For a group tour, please contact Emma Wilson, Tour Coordinator, at tours@portlandmuseum.org at least three weeks in advance.


$45 per individual, $60 per family, other levels available. Please contact membership@portlandmuseum.org


Please contact Amber Degn at adegn@portlandmuseum.org

Venue hire

Please contact Jennifer Harmon at jharmon@portlandmuseum.org