The PMA Store is open during regular museum hours.
Monday through Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 9pm
Third Thursdays: 10am - 9pm
Bring the kids! The PMA welcomes families and makes it easy for parents, grandparents, and children of all ages to experience the museum and explore art together. We have activities and amenities for families of all sizes, including the PMA Family Space, our family museum guides, gallery activities, and a whole variety of kid-centric events.
What would you like to see together? Will you search for special kinds of sculpture and paintings? Or look for faces, animals, or places?
Choose a work of art to look at and let your child know that each person can experience the same work of art in different ways. What do you see? How do you think the artist made this? Take your time.
Even our buildings are works of art! Look up in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall, revel in the the details of the McLellan House, and navigate all the galleries in our three connected buildings. And don't forget to pick up a museum map at the Information Desk—there is so much to see!
Throughout the year, the PMA invites artists from Maine and afar to curate the space on a revolving basis. The result is a space that comes alive, and we welcome your family to explore, play, and see what happens as you explore art—together.
Museums, quite simply, are collections of things—works of art in the care of an art museum. Curators and other museum staff display the works according to style, era, materials, and themes and offer interpretations. The objects in a collection are taken care of, preserved, and shared with the public for generations. The Portland Museum of Art has more than 17,000 works of art in its collection, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and more. The PMA Family Space: Playing with Collections shares objects from the PMA’s collection for your family to explore and enjoy. Curate your family gallery and create your own art to frame or put on a pedestal!
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Schedule through Columbus Day.