PMA Audio

 

The PMA is proud to present The Backstory, an original audio series and podcast that digs into the untold and lesser known stories of our favorite artists and artworks. Each episode provides unique insight into the PMA's collection and special exhibitions, highlighting the diverse and moving narratives that make art so vital.

You Can't Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

Changing Place: Photographer Michael Kolster And The Rebirth of the Androscoggin

Episode 7

2015 PMA Biennial artist Michael Kolster explains his photographic process and how it relates to the complicated history of the Androscoggin river.

 

Rose Marasco: index

Saint Rosalie Feast

Episode 6

In this touching episode of The Backstory, photographer Rose Marasco narrates the moments that brought her to Utica, New York in 1988 to photograph the Saint Rosalie Feast—and how that project affected her life and photographic career.

 

The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America

In Their Own Words: Andrew Eschelbacher

Episode 5

Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art, on how The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America has something for everyone.

Episode 4

Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art, on how The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America is a reflection of ourselves and the meaning of the sea.

Episode 3

Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art, on how the themes of seaside and leisure play out through The Coast & the Sea.

 

Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection

The Lens Of History

Episode 2

An investigation into how social and historical theory can influence how we interpret works of art, through an examination of David Roberts' artwork and Edward Said's Orientalism.

To Be Fired By The King

Episode 1

In the late 18th century, legendary painter Benjamin West spent 20 years on a painting for King George III—all for naught.

PMA Audio Tours

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