PMA Policies & Tips

Access to the PMA is Barrier-Free 
Handicapped-accessible

Parking spaces are located on Free Street, directly in the front of the museum. The wheelchair accessible ramp is located at the High Street side of the building.

Free Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Friends, family members, or attendants may accompany visitors who use wheelchairs. If you would like to reserve a wheelchair, please call in advance of your visit, (207) 775-6148, ext. 3216.

Baby-Changing Area


There are baby-changing stations in the Men's and Women's Rooms located on the lower ground floor.

Free Coatroom and Lockers


Located next to the Visitor Experience Desk in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall. Self-check lockers are available. Bags over 11 x 15 inches, packages, umbrellas, and backpacks must be checked.

Free Gallery Stools


Available in the coatroom. Please return stools to the bins when you are finished with them.

Free Strollers

There are a limited number of free strollers available in the coatroom. 

First Aid


If you require first aid, inform the nearest Security Officer.

Lost and Found

Inquire at the Visitor Experience Desk or call (207) 775-6148, ext. 3216.

Photography Policy

We welcome visitors to take photographs for personal use. Please do not use flash photography or tripods.

There are select artworks and exhibitions where photography may be limited. These are indicated by the symbol of a camera with a strike through it on some labels. Thank you for your cooperation in observing these restrictions.

High-resolution images of PMA objects are available through our Rights and Reproductions department. Low-resolution images may be available for educational use, but may not be reproduced. High-resolution digital files may be purchased for reproduction purposes. More information about image services.

Sketching Policy

All works of art in the galleries may be sketched for non-commercial purposes, providing these rules are followed:

Individuals wishing to sketch must first obtain permission from the Security Office, located by the Visitor Experience Desk, to be certain they will not obstruct the flow of traffic. Should a security officer determine the galleries are too busy, sketching will not be permitted.

Only pencil may be used to sketch.

Size of sketchpad may not exceed 16 x 20 inches.

No portfolios, containers, or bags may be taken into the galleries.

After sketching in the galleries, individuals should expect to have their sketchpads and drawing supplies searched by the Security Office before they leave the building.

A reasonable distance must be maintained from the work to allow a clear view for others.

Please refrain from pointing at a work using your pencil or any other object.

Please do not touch the works for any reason.

Groups and classes must make appointments for sketching in advance through the Education Department, (207) 775-6148, ext. 3228 or email.