Event

Evenings for Educators

Join us for this overview of The Coast and the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America and discover the connections between art and social studies for your classroom. Evening for Educators provides teachers with classroom resources, two contact hours, network opportunities, and a chance to discover the benefits of PMA Free School Tours.

Foundation and Corporate Thank You Reception

Major foundation and corporate members are invited to join us for a cozy afternoon reception in the PMA's McLellan House to celebrate the incredible support the museum receives from these benefactors. Guests will enjoy refreshments, live acoustic music, and conversation with the PMA Director, curators, and education staff.

By invitation only.

Members Evening Reception for "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America"

Members are invited to attend a private reception and viewing of The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America. This exhibition boasts 52 paintings and 10 maritime artifacts that offer numerous perspectives of America’s multifaceted relationship with the sea. Two lectures accompany the opening, which add significant details to the stories told by the exhibition.

Members Open House for "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America"

Members are invited to attend a private viewing of The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America. This exhibition boasts 52 paintings and 10 maritime artifacts that offer numerous perspectives of America’s multifaceted relationship with the sea. Two lectures accompany the opening, which add significant details to the stories told by the exhibition.

Free for members.

Corporate Breakfast for "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America"

The Corporate Breakfast is a special part of an exhibition cycle at the PMA, and we’re thrilled to welcome back our friends in the corporate community once more.

Director's Circle Preview and Opening Reception for "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America"

Be among the first people in Portland to appreciate The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America—the big winter exhibition at the PMA, which showcases a wide range of artworks and artifacts from America’s storied history with the ocean.

Contemporaries Winter Bash

The annual Contemporaries Winter Bash is perfectly timed to occur halfway between holiday parties and springtime outings, to provide Contemporaries members with a chance to share some cocktails and laughs, and experience a burst of excitement and energy to help them through to warmer weather. This is one of the hottest dates on Portland's social calendar, and you won't want to miss out.

Tickets required; they go on sale January 2, 2015. This event sells out every year.

More details to come.

Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Join us for a wintry First Friday family night as we gather outside in the PMA’s Joan B. Burns Garden, where members of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir will lead visitors in caroling. Children of all ages will delight in a candlelit walk to our spectacular Copper Beech Tree lighting ceremony. It’s one of Portland’s most-cherished holiday traditions.

The schedule is as follows:
6:30 p.m. caroling
7 p.m. tree lighting

Director's Circle Holiday Open House

It’s that time of the year again! Ring in the holiday season with fellow Director’s Circle members at the annual Holiday Open House. Take in a private viewing of Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, enjoy food and drink in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall, and use special discounts in the PMA Store to get a big jump on your holiday gift shopping.

Director's Circle Trip to Colby College Museum of Art

Spend a day exploring the Colby College Museum of Art with fellow Director’s Circle members along with PMA curators and staff. Enjoy a private tour of the galleries and hear from Peter and Paula Lunder about their gift to the collect Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator Sharon Corwin will also speak about how Colby uses the collection to educate its students and the Maine public. Lunch and transportation will be provided. For more information contact Betsy Critchfield at (207) 699-4987 or bcritchfield@portlandmuseum.org.