Program

What Do You Think? "The Narrows and Fort LaFayette, Ships Coming Into Port" by Samuel Colman

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.

This time, the painting is The Narrows and Fort LaFayette, Ships Coming Into Port by Samuel Colman. This work in The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America highlights a Civil War fort that was used to hold Confederate prisoners. What does this serene image of a wartime prison, painted just two years after the conflict ended, say to you?

What Do You Think? "Snow Flurry III" by Alexander Calder

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.

This time, the sculpture is Alexander Calder's Snow Flurry III. Art and physics come together in Calder's mobile-like Snow Flurry sculptures. Spend time studying the perfect balance and aesthetic pleasures of Calder's work and then discuss your impressions with others.

What Do You Think? "La Baigneuse (The Bather)" by Jacques Lipchitz

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.

This time, the sculpture is Jacques Lipchitz' "La Baigneuse (The Bather)." Lipchitz assembled his Cubist sculpture from bronze shapes to create the impression of a bathing nude. What shapes and feelings to do you see in the final work? How does it speak to you?

PMA Family Day

 

February 14 Family Day: Artful Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day at the PMA!

In honor of The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America, set sail for the PMA, discover bounty in the form of a sailor’s valentine, and give it to someone you care about.

PMA Family Day

January 10 Family Day: Winter Wonderland

Alexander Calder’s Snow Flurry III is one of the most beloved sculptures in the PMA. Notice how the mobile-like work evokes the magic of a gentle snowfall, and then make your own diorama that does the same.

PMA Family Day

December 13 Family Day: Museum Treasures

Visit Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection and then make a gift that someone else will treasure!

Artist Interventions

Gary Green’s current love and subject of study is "Looking at Landscapes," and he brings this passion to the PMA, making large-format photographic portraits of people looking at the glorious landscapes on the 3rd floor contemporary salon wall. Green will be using a "view camera," which captures the look of 19th-century photographs and takes long exposures, meant to convey the act of contemplation and the long view on looking.

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 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!