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Excellent collections of 19th- and 20th-century American art relating to Portland and to Maine, with paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, and Edward Hopper.

 


 

 

The Portland Museum of Art is Maine's oldest (1882), largest, and most important art museum, with 17,000 works of art displayed in a complex of several buildings.

It holds the largest collection of European art north of Boston, as well as a significant collection of great American painters.

The collections include works by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Edwin Church, Edgar Degas, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Rockwell Kent, Fitz Henry Lane, Claude Monet, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gilbert Stuart and Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and N C Wyeth.

The museum's treasures are preserved and displayed in three buildings:

Charles Shipman Payson Building, a post-modern structure by Henry N Cobb of I M Pei & Partners

L D M Sweat Memorial Galleries, a Beaux-Arts building (1911) fully restored in 2002

McLellan House, a grand Federal-style house (1801), built by John Kimball Sr and renovated in 2002.

The museum offers about 15 changing exhibits each year, as well as classes and lectures.

While you're in the area, you might also like to visit the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick ME, a smaller yet outstanding collection, well exhibited, that's only 26 miles (42 km) north of Portland, about a 30-minute drive. More...

Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square
Portland ME 04101
Tel: 207-775-6148
info@portlandmuseum.org

—by Tom Brosnahan


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McLellan House, Portland ME

Above, McLellan House.
Below, the Payson Building.

Charles Shipman Payson Bldg, Portland Museum of Art, ME

 

 

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