Event

Director's Circle Curator-Led Tour of Nan Goldin

Director's Circle members are invited to join Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May for a tour of Nan Goldin.

Contemporaries Art After Hours

Tour led by Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator.

 

Mornings at the Museum

Leaders of the business community are invited to breakfast and a private viewing of Nan Goldin and Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830Enjoy remarks by Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director, and tours with Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator and Diana Greenwold, Associate Curator of American Art.

Members Open House and Evening Reception for Nan Goldin

Members are invited to attend a private viewing of Nan Goldin before it opens to the public.

Members Open House: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Evening Reception: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

 

2017 Photo Fund Lecture

The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Eastland Grand Ballroom

An intimate conversation with artist Nan Goldin, and collector and friend, Michael Zilkha. Moderated by PMA Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May.

All ticket proceeds benefit the PMA Photography Fund and are tax deductible. 

Director's Circle and Contemporaries Council Evening Preview and Opening Reception for Nan Goldin

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - 2017 Photo Fund Lecture: "A Conversation with Nan Goldin" at The Westin
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Evening Preview and Opening Reception at the PMA

Director's Circle and Contemporaries Council members receive free admission to the 2017 Photo Fund Lecture. Immediately following, join Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director, and Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator, at an exclusive preview and reception for Nan Goldin.

PMA360: Mourning Portraits

In the spirit of the Halloween season, we'll explore the spooky side of Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830. The Maine Historical Society and historian Libby Bischof join us for a close look at mourning embroidery and memorial portraits to underscore how 18th and 19th century America used painting and needlework to commemorate loved ones after death, and to offer insight into old funeral customs. Watch a demonstration by silhouette artist Ruth Monsell, who will create a ghostly likeness of you.

PMA Family Day: Tip Top Drawing Tricks Workshop with Scott Nash

Please join us for a free drawing workshop with children's book illustrator and author, Scott Nash. He will demonstrate tips and tricks of his trade, encouraging young artists to explore and embrace drawing without frustration! Be ready to laugh and draw with playful abandon. Nash will also discuss how he develops characters and he will encourage kids to create their own. Nash's workshops always fill up, so reserve your space early. Recommended for ages 6 to 13.

PMA Family Day: Personal Profiles

Silhouette art—a beautiful memento of a time and place, particularly of children—is no longer practiced the way it once was. Fortunately, the PMA has one of the few remaining practitioners of this unique art form with visiting artist Ruth Monsell. Join us for a special Family Day inspired by Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830take a family gallery tour of the exhibition, and learn how to make your own silhouette. 

Curator-Led Art Study Room Discussion

Join Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art, for an exclusive discussion in the Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room. You will have the chance to experience specially chosen works not currently on view and hear an intimate talk about what makes the works so compelling and unique.