Posts by Mark Bessire

March 23, 2017
Judy and Leonard Lauder Director
Judy and Leonard Lauder Director Mark Bessire shares his thoughts about the importance of our cultural institutions.

February 2, 2017
Judy and Leonard Lauder Director
"It needed to be not only a safe space for personal moments with exceptional works of art, but also a brave space to champion freedom of expression. The museum needed to be reimagined."

July 17, 2013
Judy and Leonard Lauder Director
In “Mark’s Remarks,” Portland Museum of Art Director Mark Bessire discusses all things PMA—from art in the galleries to his favorite treat in the PMA Café. In this edition Mark highlights the stunning exhibition of Tanzanian art, Shangaa: Art of Tanzania, on view through August 25. Shangaa is the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania.