Located in the thriving downtown arts district, the Portland Museum of Art’s collection features fine and decorative arts from the late 18th century to the present including works by Winslow Homer, John Marin, three generations of the Wyeth family, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, and Fernand Léger. Founded in 1882, the museum is the oldest and largest in the state of Maine, and offers about fifteen changing special exhibitions each year including an ambitious biennial of contemporary art by living artists connected to Maine, now in its seventh installment.
The museum acquired the Winslow Homer Studio in 2006; the studio and the surrounding grounds will be open to the public after some restoration projects. Check the website before your visit to see if this historic gem is open yet!
Portland Museum of Art Information
- Public Transportation: Accessible by METRO bus
- Handicapped Accessible: Yes
- Hours:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-Thurs and Sat-Sun; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday (Memorial Day through Columbus Day); Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
- Admission: Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for youth aged 13-17. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Free admission for everyone on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission for members
- Membership: Memberships start at $45 for individuals and $65 for families. Membership benefits include unlimited free admission, two free admission passes for guests, 10% discount in Museum Store, complimentary tickets to members-only events, discounts on tickets to the Portland Stage Company and Portland Ballet, and discounts on lectures, concerts, and classes