Portland Museum of Art
Location: 7 Congress Square in Portland
Region: Greater Portland & Casco Bay
Activities: Art galleries, gardens
Hours and schedule: Available here
Admission: $18 adults, $15 seniors (65+) and $15 students. Free for members, those 21 and under, and visitors on Friday evenings from 4-8 p.m.
Located in the heart of Portland’s vibrant downtown arts district, The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is a light-filled, airy space that is worthy of a visit and a great reason for a visit to Portland. Whether you are a contemporary art enthusiast, art history connoisseur or someone new to the art world interested in a little bit of everything, you’ll feel at home and comfortable exploring this welcoming museum. Spend an afternoon making your way through the bountiful galleries, climbing window-lined staircases overlooking the manicured lawn and sculptures, or relaxing in the sculpture park itself. The museum store is also a great stop for books, art supplies and stationery.
The Permanent Collection
Over 18,000 artworks, spanning from Andy Warhol and Winslow Homer to Louise Nevelson and Claude Monet. Learn more
The David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park
A great resting place between galleries featuring reclining lawn chairs on a spacious green area. The larger-than-life sculptures ensure an artistic approach to relaxation. Learn more
The Portland Museum of Art is one of nine museums that are part of the Maine Art Museum Trail.
From Ellsworth: 156 miles
From Bangor: 130 miles
From Lewiston/Auburn: 37 miles