Event

#ThirdThursPMA presents "The Creative Spark"

July's #ThirdThursPMA toasts summer in Maine and the initial creative spark that can lead to dazzling fireworks. Our partners for the evening, the Libra Foundation, brings hundreds of interns to the state every year with its Summer in Maine program to show some of America's brightest young minds the beauty and inspiration that Maine presents. From the major exhibition Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail to the music of DJ Derek Jackson out in the Joan B.

Spark: Arts in Action!

Everyone at the museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail worked incredibly hard to bring together the major exhibition Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail. “Spark: Arts in Action!” is a chance for them to kick back, get a little bit silly, and have some fun with art. And the best part of it? You’re invited.

Spark: Arts in Action!

Everyone at the museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail worked incredibly hard to bring together the major exhibition Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail. “Spark: Arts in Action!” is a chance for them to kick back, get a little bit silly, and have some fun with art. And the best part of it? You’re invited.

The series kicks off alongside July's #ThirdThursPMA, with the following events by the Bates College Museum of Art, the Monhegan Museum of Art and History, and the PMA.

Member Extra Guest Weekend

Your membership value just went up! Members may now bring up to two guests for free during certain days throughout the year. Please join us and share the PMA with friends and family during Member Extra Guest Weekend from July 24 to July 26.

Member Extra Guest Weekend

Your membership value just went up! Members may now bring up to two guests for free during certain days throughout the year. Please join us and share the PMA with friends and family during Member Extra Guest Weekend from July 24 to July 26.

Member Extra Guest Weekend

Your membership value just went up! Members may now bring up to two guests for free during certain days throughout the year. Please join us and share the PMA with friends and family during Member Extra Guest Weekend from July 24 to July 26.

PMA Family Day: "Photography: Real, Imaginary, and In-Between"

Bring your little shutterbugs to July's PMA Family Day, which centers on photography-based activities—from crafts to games to gallery tours and more. Smile for the camera, everyone!

PHOTO COLLAGES AT THE PMA POP-UP STUDIO
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Director's Circle End of Summer Party

Director's Circle members and their guests are invited to the first-ever Director's Circle end-of-summer cocktail party. Take in a private viewing of Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail and enjoy the company of fellow Director's Circle members with drinks and food in the PMA's Joan B. Burns Garden.

Details about making reservations to come.

For information about the End of Summer Party, contact Betsy Critchfield.

Contemporaries Midsummer Party

Contemporaries members and their guests are invited to celebrate the summer at the PMA with this annual cocktail party. Enjoy a private viewing of Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail and mingle with friends new and old over drinks and food at the PMA.

The Contemporaries Midsummer Party is one of the hottest social events of the year. In 2014, more than 300 people attended and space filled quickly. The event is free for Contemporary members and $25 for the general public. Information about ticket and reservation information to come. 

Curator Talk with Mark Bessire

Join PMA Director Mark Bessire for a curator talk on the major exhibition Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail.

This exhibition features special highlights from the eight museums of the Maine Art Museum Trail—all hand-chosen by the museum directors, so expect the PMA Director to have some unique insight. This is going to be a must-see talk for one of Maine's biggest art exhibitions ever, and it's open to the public.