Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., is housed in three architecturally significant buildings, including the award-winning Charles Shipman Payson Building designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries and The McLellan House.
The museum houses a collection of fine and decorative arts dating from the 18th century to the present. Displays include works by American artists Rockwell Kent, Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. The museum's European collection includes works by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Sculpture and decorative objects also are showcased.
The L.D.M. Sweat galleries, designed by prominent Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, opened in 1911 and house collections of 19th-century American art. Guided 2.5-hour tours of the restored Winslow Homer Studio, where the renowned artist lived and worked from 1883 until his death in 1910, depart from the museum; reservations are required.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$15; $13 (ages 65+); $10 (students with ID); free (ages 0-14 and to all Fri. 4-8). Winslow Homer Studio tour $55; $25 (students with ID).
$1.00 of admission for each card holder
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Fri. and third Thurs. of the month 5-9), Memorial Day-Columbus Day; Wed.-Sun. 11-6 (also Thurs.-Fri. 6-8 p.m.), rest of year. Winslow Homer Studio tours offered Thurs.-Sun. at 11:30 and 2, mid-Apr. through late June and early Sept.-Oct. 30; Mon. and Fri. at 11:30 and 2, late June-early Sept. Closed Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas.