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Museums + Galleries

Bridge Gallery is both a gallery and the working studio of artists Rhonda Pearle and Gary Perlmutter.

The Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and performances for kids.

Constellation Gallery is home to the Maine Artists Collective, a diverse group of artists working in painting, print, photography, assemblage, and digital media.

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry and Gallery is a jewelry studio and gallery where guests can tour the space and see what the artists are currently working on.

Fore River Gallery features the work of artists Liz Marks, Mike M. Marks, Elizabeth Prior, and T.J. McDermott.

Fore Street Gallery features original works of fine art, photography, and  limited edition prints.

Foundry Lane is an online and by-appointment contemporary crafts and jewelry gallery.

George Anderson Gallery features contemporary nautically themed acrylic paintings by George Anderson and Scott Tubby.

Greenhut Galleries exhibits contemporary art and sculpture by Maine artists.

Güven Gallery features Anatolian ceramics with designs influenced by contemporary, Hittite, and Ottoman art, as well as a selection of Persian and Turkish carpets.

The Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the historic home of the Portland-born nineteenth-century poet.

Heron Point Glass Gallery features the work of a local Maine glass artist and visual artists in rotating shows.

Holly Ready Gallery is run by Maine landscape artist Holly Ready.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA features exhibitions of student work and showcases new perspectives and trends in contemporary art.

Cryptozoology is the study of hidden, legendary, non-existent or fictitious creatures (depending on how you look at it), and the International Cryptozoology Museum here in Portland features many one-of-a-kind cryptozoological artifacts, including a life-sized Bigfoot model.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA exhibits drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture by established artists and selected newcomers.

Maine Art Scene features an art directory for Portland and across the state.

Maine Gallery + Studio Guide has a directory of galleries across the state and a calendar of gallery openings and other arts events. 

The Maine Historical Society museum collection includes more than 15,000 artifacts from five centuries of Maine living.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. has a museum dedicated to the railroad’s history and offers rides on the historic railroad.

Mayo Street Arts is a nonprofit community gallery, music venue, and performance space that also hosts artist studios.

The Museum of African Culture’s permanent collection includes an expansive display of African masks, some dating back to 1600 AD, as well as cast figures and utilitarian objects.

PhoPa Gallery exhibits photography and works on paper, with a focus on emerging Maine artists. The gallery is co-directed by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards, with Maine Media Workshops + College.

Portland Art Gallery represents the work of Maine artists and is dedicated to highlighting superb curated artwork from across the state.

The Portland Museum of Art showcases fine and decorative arts from the 18th century to the present. Its permanent collection includes the work of artists from Pierre-Auguste Renoir to Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky. In 2012, the museum finished restoration of the Winslow Homer Studio on Prout’s Neck in Scarborough, and now the former home of the artist is available for tours.

Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery features a wide variety of art exhibitions on a monthly basis.

R.N. Cohen Studio-Gallery features original watercolors, oils, and limited editions of the Old Port, Portland, and coastal Maine.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is an owner-operated gallery on Peaks Island representing established and emerging artists working in the media of painting, sculpture, ceramic art, and glass.

Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery offers courses and workshops in oil painting, as well as exhibitng paintings and photography by artists from Maine and around the world.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies hosts monthly and bi-monthly exhibits by Salt students, graduates, and others.

Sarajo features antique textiles, costumes, furniture, tribal art, and jewelry from around the world.

SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary arts space featuring visual arts, live music and performance, lectures, films, and more.

Susan Maasch Fine Art features prints, photography, paintings, sculpture, and ceramics.

The pre-Revolutionary Tate House, with its period furnishings, beautiful grounds and herb gardens, and unique architecture, offers a glimpse of 18th century life in Colonial Maine.

The University of New England Art Gallery mounts six exhibitions annually, ranging from contemporary fine art to photography, to international themes, to works by women and Maine artists. The gallery also houses a permanent collection of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by nationally and internationally known artists.

Zero Station is a framing, printing, and lamination studio that hosts photography shows and other events.