PMA in the News

Portland Press Herald
January 31, 2016

If you are not a routine visitor to the Portland Museum of Art, the changes made during the recent three-week closure may be easy to overlook.

Ticket prices have gone up from $12 to $15, read the article

MaineBiz
January 25, 2016

Mark Bessire, director of the Portland Museum of Art, readily acknowledges it's a fair question to ask why the museum is engaged in a multi-year effort to reimagine itself when its metrics are read the article

Portland Press Herald
January 3, 2016

The Portland Museum of Art will close for nearly three weeks in January. Floors will be sanded and refinished, walls painted and the museum scrubbed top to bottom. When the museum reopens Jan. 22 read the article

Portland Press Herald
January 1, 2016

The Portland Museum of Art has acquired an oil painting by Winslow Homer and added an egg tempera painting by Andrew Wyeth that it has shown regularly since 1992.

The New York Times
December 31, 2015

The Portland Museum of Art in Maine hardly seems to need another Homer. It already has nearly 700 works by him, as well as the Winslow Homer Studio, where Homer lived and painted from 1884 until read the article

The Culture Trip
December 22, 2015

Located at the heart of the downtown arts district in Portland, Maine, the Portland Museum of Art features a collection of more than 18,000 objects with decorative and fine arts dating from the read the article

Portland Press Herald
December 20, 2015

“You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial” includes two large photographs of faded grasses, rotting fruit, eggshells and onion skins. It’s compost, but they go by a read the article

The Boston Globe
December 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine — The 2015 Portland Biennial is — typically for this exhibition, which is now in its ninth incarnation — tightly organized and aesthetically rewarding. Put together by Alison read the article

Portland Press Herald
December 6, 2015

Nearly 200 guests filled the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall at the Portland Museum of Art for its Director’s Circle and Contemporaries Holiday Open House on Tuesday. “It’s a festive way to kick off read the article

The Portland Phoenix
November 25, 2015

The N.C. Wyeth Caper, widely regarded as Maine’s most significant fine art theft, is one step closer to reaching its conclusion, after an 18-month, nationwide investigation.

A pair of read the article