Join renowned art-historian John Wilmerding as he discusses the works and artists in A Magnificent Stillness: American Art from a Private Collection. Wilmerding will provide insight into landscape painting in the first part of the 19th century and still lifes in the latter part of the century, and frame the works in the context of the artists’ careers. During this special program, he will tie together these beautiful paintings and reveal the incredible insight of the private collectors.
Come to the PMA and shop to your heart's content at Sweet Art—a collaborative pop-up shop by the PMA and MECA. Famed illustrator and MECA professor Scott Nash has asked his students to create an entire product line for the PMA store, and it will be available for two weeks only, through February 22!
This summer, the PMA is teaming up with the Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series to offer three afternoons of literature, art, and discussion. Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series features reading and question-and-answer sessions with authors from Maine and afar. On these select Wednesdays, start at the Library and join the author lectures, then head to the PMA for free admission and a tour of works that relate to the themes in the books. Conversation continues with tea and cookies at the PMA Café.