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On View Now
October 8, 2015 to January 3, 2016

You Can’t Get There From Here includes established Maine artists who have created notable new bodies of work and those who have traveled outside of Maine and are becoming known outside its borders. The Biennial will also represent the first major institutional appearance for several young, emerging artists, representing the next wave of Maine artists and affording them the opportunity to make initial introductions with national art audiences.

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On View Now
April 24, 2015 to December 6, 2015
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November 20, 2015 to February 21, 2016
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"You Can’t Get There From Here” seems a doubly apt title for the Portland Museum of Art’s 2015 Biennial, the first to be selected by an individual instead of a jury. The work selected by Alison read the article

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More about the PMA

Portland Museum of Art creates outstanding exhibitions and educational programs that inspire audiences. Located along Maine's renown coast, in the cultural heart of Portland, the PMA strives to enrich the lives of people through the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of the visual arts.

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The Collections

The PMA boasts a collection containing more than 18,000 works of art. The collection is comprised of three distinct areas of focus: American, European, and Contemporary and Modern. Naturally, the collection offers particular depth in artwork that relates to the history of artistic practice in Maine and New England. Throughout the PMA’s collection and galleries, visitors can engage in the far-ranging story about art and culture in the United States, Europe, and the creative legacy of the region.

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Winslow Homer Studio

Purchased by the PMA in 2006, the Winslow Homer Studio is one of the most significant locations in the history of American art. Located along the rugged coast of Prout's Neck, Maine, the Studio is where great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death. Now, fully renovated and restored, the Studio is open for guided tours through the PMA.

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PMA Buildings

The Museum's facilities include several architecturally significant buildings, from the modern Charles Shipman Payson building, to the recently restored and impeccable Winslow Homer Studio in Prout's Neck. The Museum's collection is displayed and presented throughout its many buildings, galleries, and gardens, in over 27,000 square feet of exhibition space.

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Upcoming Events

12:00 pm
Each month, PMA staff members focus on a highlight
 of the museum collection in an interactive and informative gallery discussion. October...
10:00 am
Rockland artist Warren Seelig’s work is inspired by materiality as a large but elusive idea that he says may be understood as the re-...
4:00 pm
Facilitated discussions about works of art can teach students important observational and critical-thinking skills. In this workshop, we...