Program

Open Call for Teens with Ideas

The PMA is growing. As the museum evolves into a truly 21st-century institution, we want to hear from as many voices as we can—and no voices are more important to us than those who actually grew up in the 21st century. If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, we'd like to hear from you. It doesn't matter if you enjoy art, music, skateboarding, sports, or video games. It doesn't even matter what your grades are like. If you grew up on Nickelodeon, we want to know what you think.

What Do You Think? "Merrill Rice's Cove No. 1" by John Walker

The book-club experience comes to art with this ongoing series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café.

It’s easy to get lost in the thick swaths of paint and bold colors in John Walker’s painting. After you emerge, share with others what you felt and what areas of the work you focused on.

What Do You Think? "Major General Henry Dearborn" by Gilbert Stuart

The book-club experience comes to art with this ongoing series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café.

What does Gilbert Stuart's regal portrait of Major General Henry Dearborn say about the sitter, and how did Stuart achieve this? Look closely and discuss your thoughts about this portrait.

What Do You Think? "The Quiet Hour" by Eastman Johnson

The book-club experience comes to art with this ongoing series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café.

Eastman Johnson's intimate, pensive scene of a woman and a child in a hayloft was painted around 1877 in a Kennebunk barn. Note the richness of the palette and similarity to the work of Rembrandt van Rijn, and share your thoughts.

PMA Picks

Join us as PMA staff shares insights and experiences on specific works, giving visitors an insider's glimpse into the work on display — and the work that goes into the displays!

PMA Picks

Join Content Writer and Editor Robert Ker for a special family-friendly PMA Pick for April school vacation week. He will discuss Bernard Langlais' Indian Jungle Scene for an all-ages audience. This event occurs alongside the hands-on activities of the PMA's Pop-Up Studio: "Focus on Fauna."

PMA Picks is an ongoing series in which PMA staff members discuss some of their favorite works in the musuem.

PMA Picks

Join us as PMA staff shares insights and experiences on specific works, giving visitors an insider's glimpse into the work on display — and the work that goes into the displays!

PMA Picks

Join us as PMA staff shares insights and experiences on specific works, giving visitors an insider's glimpse into the work on display — and the work that goes into the displays!

PMA Family Days presents "Stories in Art"

Works of art are filled with stories. Some are intended by the artist, and some we make up using our imagination. Spend the day at the PMA exploring the many tales that can be told through hands-on activities, gallery activities, poetry, and storytelling.

11 a.m.
 Author Lois Lowry and illustrator Middy Thomas lead a discussion for younger readers (6-9) and their families about the popular char- acter Gooney Bird Greene and her classmates in Mrs. Pigeon’s lively second-grade classroom. Book signing to follow in the PMA Store.