Portland Museum of Art: ‘Must see’ by Woman’s World

Posted On January 3, 2011 

Nestled in Maine, the Portland Museum of Art refers to an art museum in the downtown zone called The Arts District. In the state of Maine, this one is regarded as the most ancient as well as the largest public art institution. Attracting 160,000 visitors annually of which nearly 10% are school children, the Portland Museum of Art aims at acting as a dynamic hub of visual arts. Therefore, it is rightly said by the Woman’s World that this museum’s collection of European as well as American masterpieces is worth a watch!

Currently, this art institution is the home of over 17,000 top quality and decorative art works since the period of 18th century. As you go further within the museum, you will come across splendidly different paintings, furniture, prints, sculpture, photography, artists’ books, glass, and ceramics. Among the other artists, do explore the works of Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, John Singer Sargent, Louise Nevelson, Marguerite Zorach, and Andrew Wyeth. This is because they reflect a distinct creative heritage of not only Maine, but also of the United States. In fact, the heart of the collection is certainly the talented works from Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Louise Nevelson, John Marin, and Andrew Wyeth; which is together called as the State of Maine Collection. Besides these, you can also marvel at the collection highlighting the key European revolutions right from Impressionism to Surrealism. Herein, expect the works from Mary Cassatt, René Magritte, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In short, the three architecturally brilliant edifices of the Portland Museum of Art embrace three centuries reflecting the past of the national art as well as culture.


This interesting attraction is nestled at Seven Congress Square that is in the city center at the confluence of High, Congress, and Free streets.


10 am to 5 pm, except for Fridays on which it is open until 9 pm – Closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November).


$10 per adult

$4 per children between 6 and 17

$8 per senior as well as student having valid ID

Free for those under 6


Come to the Portland Museum of Art on Friday evenings after 5 pm as the entry is free!

  • Free wheelchairs
  • Baby changing zone
  • Free lockers as well as coatroom
  • Free gallery stools in the coatroom
  • Strollers in the coatroom
  • Museum Store vending glassware, art books, gifts, posters, and jewelry
  • The Museum Café offering lunch throughout the year.

Portland Museum of Art is the home of some of the best European art works and is recommended by the Woman’s World.

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