Portland Museum of Art
Art Gallery, Museum
European titans and Maine icons, the Portland Museum has a world-class collection and is the gem of the state’s art museums. Recent renovations have bolstered its collection of Maine artists fascinated with animals, from Bernard Langlais to Dahlov Ipcar. Whether your tastes are tuned to the likes Frederic Church, John Singer Sargent or Winslow Homer (there’s a whole room dedicated to the latter’s paintings of Prouts Neck), or Renoir, Monet and Picasso, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the museum. We could go on (what about the Wyeths?!), but you should just go and see it for yourself.