Visit the PMA

With an extensive permanent collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is rightfully taking its place as the best regional museum in the country.

The PMA boasts a considerable permanent collection, with beloved works of American, European, and Contemporary art, as well as significant holdings of Maine art—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events, free school tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Movies, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

Special Events at the PMA

#ThirdThursPMA

The PMA stays open late the third Thursday of every month. Open until 9pm, #ThirdThursPMA is a great way to see the museum after hours. Explore our galleries, shop the PMA Store, or grab a bite in the PMA Café—all in addition to special programming, live music, and drinks. It's all included in your museum admission (or free for members), so come by after work, after dinner, or after the kids go to bed. Start your weekend early with #ThirdThursPMA!

Free Fridays

Every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the PMA and all special exhibitions are free to the public. Join the community in our galleries and watch our calendar for special Free Friday events.

Free Fridays are made possible through the generous support of Patricia and Cyrus Hagge, Downeast Magazine, and L.L.Bean, Inc.

Plan Your Visit


Photo by Patryce Bak

Portland Neighborhood

With stately buildings and brick sidewalks atop a hilly peninsula in island-studded Casco Bay, Portland is consistently rated among America’s finest small cities. Maine’s largest city boasts architecture that spans from the 19th century to the modern day, a working waterfront, a diverse population, and more restaurants per capita than nearly any other city in other country. Proximity to Boston and Canada, as well as Maine’s coast and mountains, make Portland a destination for residents and travelers of all ages, while institutions such as the Portland Museum of Art — in addition to Maine’s storied history as a home for artists and art colonies — confirm Portland’s position in the greater cultural landscape.  

Hotels We Recommend

There are a host of lodging options in Portland and the surrounding region, but these hotels and inns are at the top of our list.

Getting Here

The PMA is located at Seven Congress Square in Portland, at the intersection of High, Congress, and Free streets.

Helpful Tips

The Portland Museum of Art is accessible to everyone. We want your visit to be as comfortable as possible, and have tips on everything from accessing our barrier-free options to bringing children to getting around our galleries.

PMA Café

Keeping pace with Portland's renowned food scene, in the heart of a museum.

Featuring everything from espresso to hearty lunches to early-evening cocktails, the PMA Café by Aurora Provisions supplies visitors with locally sourced food and drink, keeping pace with Portland’s impressive dining landscape. Whether meeting a friend for coffee or enjoying an artisanal sandwich with your laptop and our free wifi, the PMA Café offers the unique atmosphere of an art museum—and no museum admission is required to enjoy it. Open museum hours.

PMA Store

Offering Maine's largest selection of art books, and so much more.

The PMA Store carries a variety of exclusive products that are locally designed and regionally crafted, which are stocked alongside the state’s largest selection of art books and an eclectic assortment of art-based products from around the world. Each and every purchase supports PMA operations, enabling the museum to enhance the lives of its visitors and offer educational programming to Maine’s schoolchildren. Open museum hours; no museum admission is required to shop at the PMA Store. 

Tours

With so many ways to experience the museum as a group, you never have to go it alone.

Docent Tour

Our Docent tours are led by avid art-lovers and trained PMA experts. They are perfect for groups of 10 or more and can be scheduled in advance—ideal for family reunions, company retreats, and even wedding parties! They’re a great way to make your visit more personalized and private.

More Tours

We also provide cell phone tours—for those times you’d like to go your own way and explore the museum individually. Our Gallery Talks provide insight on current exhibitions and specific galleries in the museum. Homer Studio tours offer a unique perspective on Maine’s most famous painter, along the rugged shores of Prout’s Neck. And educators, don’t forget to bring your students in for a School tour, which can be scheduled here.

The PMA is closed today.

Hours

Schedule through Memorial Day.

The PMA will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on this Saturday, October 18. 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Third Thursdays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Admission

$12  |  adults

$10  |  seniors & students

$6  |  youth ages 13 to 17

Children under 12 are free

Surcharge may apply for special exhibitions

Free on Friday evenings
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Free for members