Located in the Portland "downtown arts district", PMA has 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. 

Founded in 1882, the collection today consists of over 18,000 artworks, ranging from Andy Warhol and Winslow Homer to Louise Nevelson and Claude Monet.

The museum mounts approximately 10 changing exhibitions per year. The National Landmark Winslow Homer Studio, owned by the PMA, is open to guided tours. 

The museum is on the Maine Art Museum Trail


Exhibitions & Dates

  • Portland Museum of Art 2018 Biennial

    Jan 26 2018 - Jun 3 2018

    Maine artists offer a cohesive narrative of art and creativity

  • Clarence White and His World

    Jun 22 2017 - Sep 16 2018

    Retrospective includes 100+ prints, albums and books plus the work of friends, collaborators and students

  • The Robbers

    Feb 23 2018 - Jul 15 2018

    The traumatic effects in post-WWI Germany of mechanized war, greed, industry, and poverty

  • Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan

    Aug 3 2017 - Nov 25 2018

    Illustrations from 13 titles plus WW II sketches and large puppets of found objects

  • Under Pressure

    Mar 30 2018 - Aug 12 2018

    Works explore a cross-section of diverse aesthetics and artistic practices from the 1980's

  • Beyond the Pedestal

    Oct 5 2018 - Jan 6 2019

    Japanese-American modernist melded ideas and approaches to art from across the globe