Visit the PMA

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine.

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 Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.



Due to popular demand, summer hours are extended through N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

Summer hours (May 27 through January 12, 2020):
Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winter hours (January 13, 2020 through May 24, 2020):
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Thanksgiving: CLOSED
Christmas Eve: closed at 3pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: closed at 3pm
New Year’s Day: CLOSED

Free Fridays

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.

Free Fridays are made possible through the generous support of Cyrus Hagge and Patricia Hille Dodd Hagge.

Foundation Support:
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Inc. and Bangor Savings Bank Foundation


Corporate Sponsors: 



Plan Your Visit

Photo by Patryce Bak

About Portland

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 the country. Proximity to Boston and Canada, as well as Maine’s coast and mountains, makes 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

Blue Star Museums 
The PMA is a Blue Star Museums member.
Learn more here

PMA Recommends
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.


Public parking lots are located on High, Free, and Spring streets. The Spring Street/Civic Center garage (45 Spring Street; $3 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.

Metered street parking costs $1.75 per hour. It is free after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday.

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

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

A taste of 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 Black Tie Catering Co. 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.

PMA Store

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. 


Docent Tour

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.

More Tours

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 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.

The PMA is open until 8:00 pm today.

Extended Hours (through January 12, 2020)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


$18  |  adults

$15  |  seniors 

$15  |  students

Everyone age 21 and under is free, through the generosity of Susie Konkel.

Free on Friday evenings
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free for members
Membership starts at $5 a month. Join today