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Museums + Galleries

Aucocisco Galleries is a contemporary fine art gallery in the Old Port.

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

Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits.

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry and Gallery is an active working studio where guests can tour the space and see what the artists are currently working on and then visit the showroom to view the finished jewelry and sculpture that is designed and created on-site.

Fore River Gallery features metalsmithing, jewelry, ceramics, and paintings.

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

Foundry Lane is a contemporary crafts and jewelry gallery.

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

Gleason Fine Art features 19th century through contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography, with a Maine emphasis.

Greenhut Galleries exhibits contemporary art and sculpture by Maine artists.

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 lifesize Bigfoot model.

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

Maine Art Scene features a list of museums in Portland and across the state.

Maine Gallery + Studio Guide has a directory of galleries across the state and a calendar with gallery openings and other arts events. Check out their blog, Cafe des Artistes, for the latest Maine art news and information.

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 gallery, music venue, 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 shows photography and works on paper. The gallery is co-directed by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards of Maine Media Workshops + College.

Portland Fiber Gallery & Weaving Studio offers classes and a community for fiber lovers as well as supplies and handmade wares.

Portland Harbor Museum features exhibits and events on the maritime history of the Portland harbor.

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 / Exchange Street Gallery features original watercolors, oils, and limited editions of the Old Port, Portland, and coastal Maine.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is an independent, owner-operated gallery representing artists working primarily in the media of painting, sculpture, ceramic art and glass. The gallery, which is located on Peaks Island, exhibits original 20th and 21st century works of art created by established and emerging artists with connections to the state of Maine.

Running With Scissors, located at 250 Anderson St., is a diverse multi-disciplinary creative work space with 55 resident members in private studios and 12-24 associate members with storage spaces.  All members have 24/7 access to a secure building, equipment in the wood shop, print shop, computer area. For more information contact Kate Anker at 207-831-5682 or via email at scissorsart@gwi.net. The facility also houses the Bayside Clay Center at RWS, a space and community dedicated to clay where 11 resident members and 12 associate members share common wheels and clay equipment. For info about the clay center email baysideclay@gmail.com.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies offers intensive fifteen-week programs in documentary writing, radio, and photography for undergraduate and graduate students.

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.

Sylvia Kania Gallery is an artist-run cooperative, focused on culture, outreach and conversation.

Two Paths Gallery features photography by Jeff Swanson and the Mainely Labs Studio, original paintings of Labradors by Jim Williams.

Whitney Art Works features contemporary art from emerging and established artists in all media.

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