During Your Stay, Visit The Portland Museum of Art

Looking for a unique experience as part of your stay in Brunswick? Take a look at all there is to see at the Portland Museum of Art.

Located just 30-minutes away from the Travelers Inn by car, the PMA is open year-round and features an expansive collection of artwork from both classical and modern American and European painters, sculptors and artisans. The museum also boasts an expanded collection of Maine art, including portraits and busts of famous figures and leaders, as well as depictions of maritime culture.

The PMA also has an active rotation of temporary exhibits in addition to its permanent fixtures. Exhibits in 2015 include The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America, Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail and the 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, with additional special exhibits scheduled. These special attractions provide even more opportunities to enjoy all that the museum has to offer.

The Winslow Homer Studio is also operated by the museum. Home to the celebrated artist for more than 25 years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Homer drew the inspiration for many of his famous paintings from the beautiful views of the Atlantic coastline as seen from the Prouts Neck peninsula. The site was made a National Landmark in 1966, and PMA visitors can depart from the museum for a 2.5-hour guided tour of the home from April through October.

Regular programs and events are also held at the museum, with schedules that change daily. The PMA holds regular movie screenings, lectures, discussions and other sessions for visitors, as well as exclusive events for members, including special guest speakers and opportunities for members to bring guests for free. There are also family events and the PMA Family Days programs that cater to younger children, providing ways for kids to have fun and foster their appreciation of the arts.

Take a day and visit the PMA during your trip, and bask in the rich history, color and maritime culture of Maine through the arts.