Event

Director's Circle Curator-Led Tour of A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach

1st Floor, Charles Shipman Payson Building
Space is limited. Reservations are required. R.S.V.P. by Friday, June 23 to Ashleigh Hill at (207) 494-5346 or ahill@portlandmuseum.org.

Director's Circle members are invited to explore A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach with Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art. 

Opening Reception for Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper

President's Circle, 1882 Circle, and Director's Circle Sponsor members
Private Reception and Exhibition Viewing
McLellan House and Palladian Gallery, L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries
Space is limited. Reservations are required. R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, June 6 to Ashleigh Hill at (207) 494-5346 or ahill@portlandmuseum.org.

Public/Sculpture: Jonathan Borofsky's Human Structures in Context

Jonathan Borofsky’s sculpture Human Structures (24 Figures Connected), newly unveiled in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park, proudly asserts the importance of social connections—or, in the artist’s words, “humanity connecting together to build itself.” Independent curator and always-engaging speaker Patterson Sims will discuss the role of public sculpture in contemporary society—how it brings us together and apart.

PMA Family Day: Sculpture and Movement with Portland Ballet Company

If your kids are like ours, chances are they love dancers, acrobats, and circus performers. The artists in A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach* loved them too, and used them for inspiration and as their models, conveying a sense of movement so evocative that one can almost imagine the sculptures coming to life.

PMA Family Day: Sculpture and Nature

Ever want to come to the museum, but it’s so nice out that you wish you could combine the museum experience with the sunny weather? We understand, and that’s why we’ve invited naturalists from Maine Audubon to join us outside in our brand-new David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park for this special summer Family Day. Break out the sunscreen and relax outdoors, in nature and among our sculpture, while learning how to plant a butterfly-friendly garden that offers safe places for laying eggs and native plants full of nectar.

Art with Arias

$10 for members; $20 general public

The PMA is thrilled to partner with Opera Maine (formerly PORTopera) to present a special summer engagement. In this one-night-only performance, up-and-coming baritone Andrew Pardini and music director Timothy Steele from the company's prestigious Studio Artist Program will look to the PMA collection for inspiration, and treat audiences to a diverse repertoire spanning genres such as classical, jazz, and musical theatre in response to the PMA collection. Join us as we pair artworks with arias! 

PMA Family Day: Textile Sculptures

This summer, take the time to make art with your kids—it’s something you’ll remember together, and the PMA can help. On this Family Day, come together and make a textile sculpture using a myriad of materials inspired by colors, textures, and forms in Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper. Visiting textile and installation artist Pamela Moulton will offer guidance and help you gain inspiration from the exhibition. Work collaboratively or alone, for as little or long as you like.

PMA360 presents "Viola in Color"

Musicians from the PSO will join us in the galleries of Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper to respond in music to Hofmann’s work and legacy. It’s a rare chance to hear live music in the beautiful Palladian Gallery in the L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries—and accompanying an exquisite exhibition.

PMA Family Day Brunch!

Director's Circle, Contemporaries, and Family-level members* are invited to enjoy an exclusive brunch before the PMA opens to the public.

Schedule:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Continental breakfast
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Portrait workshop with Anne Sibley O'Brien
11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.: PMA Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien

Space is limited. Reservations are required for brunch.

The Telling Room presents: Young Writers and Leaders Narrative Reading

March 28th and March 30th, 4 to 6 p.m.
Free to the public and open to all ages. No registration is required, seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium