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Museum of African Culture

13 Brown St, Portland, ME 04101-3934
+1 207-871-7188
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An Unexpected Place in the SEcond Whitest State in the USA

This is a project of one man from Africa that has become a very interesting little museum. It's... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2015
pwdt
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Portland, Maine
Very limited

A room and a half of African artifacts not very well illuminated, plus an exhibit of contemporary... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2014
DoualaE
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Pennsylvania
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A rare collection of tribal masks, sacred objects and artifacts representing over 1,000 years of African history on are on display at this museum, the only one of its kind in New England.
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  • Very good28%
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  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 21, 2015
“An Unexpected Place in the SEcond Whitest State in the USA”
Nov 6, 2014
“Very limited”
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13 Brown St, Portland, ME 04101-3934
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a project of one man from Africa that has become a very interesting little museum. It's very small, only a couple of rooms, but it's packed with lots of interesting things. The man who began the museum still runs it. He's very informed...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2014

A room and a half of African artifacts not very well illuminated, plus an exhibit of contemporary paintings of an African descent, I assume, artist. In and out in 10 minutes. Hamill gallery in Boston has a wider variety of items.

3  Thank DoualaE
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

First thing to note is that this is a very small museum, essentially just one large room. Opening hours seem a bit fluid, and its a $5 entrance fee. The displays though limited are top notch, the associated notes are really well written and thoughtful...More

5  Thank Alan P
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

The museum is very small, but the displays change frequently and the curator was very knowledgeable. I toured the museum with a fellow from Cameroon, one from Burundi, and the staff member who I think was Nigerian. The conversations were very interesting. I look forward...More

4  Thank downeastgal
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

The museum is tiny; it essentially consists of two rooms. But it is not expensive($5), and there are a number of interesting items on display. You will likely be in and out within 30 minutes.

1  Thank Mark P
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

it's an extremely small gallery which didn't appear to keep regular hours. Doesn't seem very busy, lots of people just hanging around in the front..

1  Thank Mary S
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Beautiful art,amazing history and great conversation with the art director. Took his time explaining things to us and teaching us new things about South Africa.

3  Thank mkedz
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