As the largest museum in Maine, the Portland Museum of Art is sure to satisfy anyone’s strongest need for an art fix. The museum specializes in American artists, particularly those who spent considerable time in Maine including Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer, but also includes work by Monet, Renoir, Picasso, and many other European masters.
Exhibitions of all sorts swing through the museum on a regular basis, so be sure to check before you go to see what’s showing at the moment. While you’re at it, check the schedule of alternative, foreign, and classic movies that play at the museum every weekend.
The Portland Museum of Art is located in the heart of Portland’s thriving Arts District, which runs along upper Congress Street towards West End. The area is jam-packed with galleries, perfect for a post-museum stroll.
Portland Museum of Art
Seven Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$10 seniors and students with I. D.
$6 youth 13 to 17
Under 12 are free
Free admission Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Take I-295 to exit 6A, Forest Avenue south. At the first light, bear right onto Rt. 77, State Street. Drive through the park and proceed up State Street to the top of the hill. Turn left at the light onto Congress Street. The Museum is located on the right after the next light.
For more information, visit www.portlandmuseum.org.