Program

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 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!

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.

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?