The PMA Store is open during regular museum hours.
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-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.
Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the PMA is free to the public. Join the community in our galleries and watch our calendar for special Free Friday events. Special exhibition surcharges may apply.
Free Fridays are made possible through the generous support of Patricia and Cyrus Hagge.
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Inc.
Photo by Patryce Bak
With historic buildings and brick sidewalks atop a peninsula in island-studded Casco Bay, Portland is consistently rated among America’s finest small cities. Portland 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.
Museums on Us
The PMA is proud to participate in Museums on Us, a program providing Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders free museum admission on the first full weekend of every month. For more information, click here.
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.
The PMA is located at Seven Congress Square in Portland, at the intersection of High, Congress, and Free streets.
Public parking lots are located on High, Free, and Spring streets. The Spring Street/Civic Center garage (45 Spring Street; $1.75 per hour) and the Holiday Inn By the Bay Parking lot at (40 Spring Street; $1.75 per hour) are both located fewer than two blocks from the PMA.
Handicapped Parking: Registrant vehicles bearing disabled plates or placards are exempt from meter fare and are entitled to park for twice the posted time limit at a meter or time zone. More information can be found here.
Weekend PMA visitors may park in the adjacent MaineHealth parking lot on Free Street for $5:
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.
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, embodying another jewel in 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 dining in the unique atmosphere of an art museum—and no admission is required to enjoy it. Open museum hours.
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 admission is required to shop at the PMA Store.
Our Docent tours are led by avid art-lovers and trained 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.
We also provide Cell Phone Tours—for those times you’d like to go your own way and explore the museum individually. Ask about Cell Phone Tours at the Visitor Experience Desk.
Gallery Talks, Curator Talks, Artist Talks, and PMA Picks all provide insight on current exhibitions, specific galleries, and individual works in the museum; a calender of future talks can be found here.
Winslow Homer Studio tours offer a unique perspective on Maine’s most famous painter by providing insight into his home and studio, along the rugged shores of Prouts Neck.
If you're an educator you can bring your students in for a Free School Tour, which can be scheduled here.
$15 | adults
$13 | seniors
$10 | students with valid i.d.
Children 14 and under are free
Free on Friday evenings
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free for members