No other group embodies both the future leadership of the PMA and the cultural energy and landscape of Portland better than the Contemporaries.

The Contemporaries are a young, diverse, and active group comprised of the region’s entrepreneurs, community leaders, business owners, creatives, and influencers. Members of this group are engaged across a broad spectrum of industries, interests, and disciplines, and their energy and enthusiasm sets the course for the PMA's future. 

Perks, exclusives, benefits: whatever you call them, the Contemporaries has them in spades.


With reciprocal membership privileges and free admission at more than 70 art museums in North America, your Contemporaries membership is made to travel. 

Art After Hours

Get your date on with exclusive tours of the PMA's major exhibitions, plus behind-the-scenes talks and tours at artist studios around the state and leading institutions in the region.


They're the parties that started it all. Get free admission to the annual Contemporaries Midsummer Party and the first chance to purchase tickets to the annual Contemporaries Winter Bash.

Big Ideas On The Big Screen

With your discounted PMA Films tickets
, you have a front row seat to the most daring, award-winning, and impactful cinema in the world.

Give Your Coffee Table A Mug Up

All Contemporaries receive a free subscription to Inside the Circle, the PMA quarterly.

Looking for more? The Contemporaries will oblige.
  • Invitation to attend the annual Holiday Open House party
  • Access to select members-only PMA Collection tours
  • Free admission for unlimited children or grandchildren ages 18 and younger when accompanied by a member

  • Invitations to members-only special exhibition preview days
  • One guest entry during members-only special exhibition preview days
  • Invitations to members-only special exhibition opening events
  • 10% discount in the PMA Store
  • 10% discount in the PMA Café by Aurora Provisions
  • Monthly members-only email on current and upcoming exhibitions
  • Monthly members-only email on PMA programs and events

  • Ability to purchase discounted guest passes ($5 off)
  • Ability to purchase discounted tickets to PMA programs and events

  • Ability to purchase discounted tickets to Winslow Homer Studio Tours

New! Contemporaries Council $1,000 (All but $200 is tax-deductible)
Introducing the Contemporaries Council, a new membership level created to offer more than ever to the PMA's next generation of leaders. All benefits offered at the Dual level, plus:

  • Priority registration to the Winter Bash
  • Invitation to the annual Sunset Picnic at the Winslow Homer Studio with the Judy and Leonard Lauder Director 
  • Invitations to cultural excursions, including museum day trips, artist studios, and private collection visits organized by the PMA
  • Opportunity to arrange a special tour of the PMA collection or special exhibition led by Curatorial, Learning and Interpretation Staff, or a docent for up to ten guests (Arrangements must be made in advance with the Development Department.)
  • Invitations to Preview and Opening Receptions with Director’s Circle celebrating major exhibitions
  • Complimentary VIP passes and opportunity for special tours of art fairs, such as AIPAD Photography Show, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Frieze New York, and EXPO Chicago
  • Recognition in the Annual Report, on Donor Wall in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall, and PMA website 

To learn more about Contemporaries Council, contact Abegail Baguio at or (207) 699-4987. 

Contemporaries Members

Click here for a list of Contemporaries members as of June 2016. 

Ready to Join?

Individual, $200

Dual, $300

Council, $1,000

Reciprocal Membership Benefits

All Contemporaries members receive free general admission to more than 70 art museums throughout North America. 

For a complete list of participating institutions, click here. 


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