Event

PMA360 presents: Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season with the spectacular lighting of our 100-year-old copper beech tree, a Portland winter tradition that is not to be missed. Then, head into the galleries for special events including wintry art-making. Lighting program begins at 6 p.m.

PMA360 presents: "Whale of a Tale"

Inspired by the exhibition Of Whales in Paint: Rockwell Kent's Moby-Dick, the PMA hosts a four-day, marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's masterpiece.

Join us for the second night of the reading, explore seascapes in the galleries, and enjoy a White Whale cocktail mixed by a local bartender. You may also add your own voice by helping illustrate a copy of the novel in The Workshop!

Contemporaries Art After Hours

Tuesday, October 25
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free for Contemporaries members

Join fellow Contemporaries members and Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art Andrew Eschelbacher for a gallery tour of The Art Books of Henri Matisse.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. R.S.V.P. to Ashleigh Hill, Donor Events Associate, at (207) 494-5346 or ahill@portlandmuseum.org

Maine Jewish Film Festival: Sweet Blues

Saturday, October 8
noon to 3:00 p.m.
Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium

The Maine Jewish Film Festival, in collaboration with the Portland House of Music and the Portland Museum of Art, presents the documentary film Sweet Blues, which tells the story of the legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield.

PMA Family Day: Drawing with Scissors

Using inspiration from The Art Books of Henri Matisse, create your own book spread in his signature cut-paper collage style. Designer and cut paper artist Devon Kelley-Yurden will help you explore the relationship between image and text, negative and positive shapes, realism and abstraction, and the technique of "drawing with scissors."

PMA Family Days run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Director's Circle Preview and Opening Reception for The Art Books of Henri Matisse

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Selma Wolf Black Great Hall
6:15 p.m.: Lecture in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium
Free for Director's Circle members

Space is limited. Reservations are required. R.S.V.P. by September 30 to Ashleigh Hill, Donor Events Associate, at (207) 494-5346 or ahill@portlandmuseum.org

Join PMA Director Mark Bessire and Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of American Art Andrew Eschelbacher at an exclusive program and reception for The Art Books of Henri Matisse.

Members Open House: The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Open House: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Evening Reception: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Lectures at 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Members are invited to attend a private viewing of The Art Books of Henri Matisse. Lectures will accompany both the Open House and Evening Reception.

Space is limited. Reservations are required to attend the reception and lecture. R.S.V.P. by September 30 and indicate your preferred lecture time to (207) 775-6148 or membership@portlandmuseum.org

Mornings at the Museum: The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Thursday, October 6
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Leaders of the business community and special guests are invited to breakfast and a private viewing of The Art Books of Henri Matisse. Enjoy remarks by PMA Director Mark Bessire and Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art.

To learn more about Corporate Membership contact Christi Razzi, Assistant Director of Development and Director of Institutional Giving, at (207) 699-4908 or crazzi@portlandmuseum.org

Corporate Member Appreciation Weekend

The PMA invites Corporate Member employees and their guests to visit the museum, free of charge, during Corporate Member Appreciation Weekend. Corporate member employees will also receive special discounts in the PMA Store, PMA Café by Aurora Provisions, and a 10% discount on new Individual, Household, or Contributing level memberships.

Corporate Member Appreciation Weekend

The PMA invites Corporate Member employees and their guests to visit the museum, free of charge, during Corporate Member Appreciation Weekend. Corporate member employees will also receive special discounts in the PMA Store, PMA Café by Aurora Provisions, and a 10% discount on new Individual, Household, or Contributing level memberships.