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.
For now, all visits are by advanced timed ticketing, and you must have a ticket to enter the museum.
Located in the heart of Portland’s vibrant downtown art’s 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 kids will love the animal-themed installation called Modern Menagerie, featuring colorful work by Dahlov Ipcar, Bernard Langlais, and others. They’ll also want to check out The Workshop — a participatory space that features hands-on, interactive activities.
Carrie Moyer & Sheila Pepe, Tabernacles for Trying Times
An exhibition rich with color and materiality that reimagine the religious “tabernacle” as an accessory of justice, equality and knowledge. Learn more
Stories of Maine, an Incomplete History
A collection of stories and objects encapsulating Maine’s past and present in recognition of Maine’s 200th anniversary, featuring in-state individuals from a breadth of regions, from Governor Janet Mills to Muhidin Libah, director of the Somali Bantu Community Organization. The interactive exhibit allows you to record your own experience to continually capture the ever-growing history of Maine. Learn more
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