This historic occasion is on par with the opening of the Charles Shipman Payson Building in 1980, the reopening of the restored McLellan House and LD.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries in 2002, and the opening to the public of the Winslow Homer Studio in 2012—all dramatic steps forward for the PMA and for art in Maine, and unforgettable events for everyone who attended.
Assistant Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving
PMA Trustee and Bank of America's Market President-Maine Bill Williamson delivered an inspiring speech at the Director's Circle Opening Reception for "The Art Books of Henri Matisse." The much-requested transcript is available here in full.