Events for Members

Thursday
May 5, 2016
5:30 pm
Join a curator or museum educator in the PMA’s special exhibition, Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art, for a discussion and close look at fine examples of lithographs featured in the show. Then, take a short walk over to the Maine College of Art studios to explore the hands-on process of lithograph making.
Friday
May 6, 2016
4:00 pm
Edward Curtis, whether romanticized or challenged for his “photographic odyssey” documenting North American Indian cultures, continues to influence our perceptions of Native identity. Join us as an interdisciplinary panel examines Curtis’ legacy from different perspectives. Panelists include the Abbe Museum’s Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko and George Neptune, as well as Darren J. Ranco, Ph.D, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, Orono.
Thursday
May 12, 2016
6:00 pm
The PMA and MOFGA collaborate for a panel discussion that will touch upon a wide variety of topics in the origins and evolution of the cocktail, especially its recent evolution back to its roots inspired by—and made delicious from—organic farms in Maine. During the event, you’ll have an opportunity to sample Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)-inspired cocktails created by local bartenders.
Wednesday
May 18, 2016
6:30 pm
Join us this spring for the PMA’s annual Photography Fund Lecture with presenter Clifford Ross. Following an early career in painting and sculpture, Ross began his photographic work in 1994. He reached a major milestone with his Hurricane series, begun in 1996. The large-scale, black-and-white images depict dramatic ocean waves shot by Ross during hurricanes while in the water and tethered to an assistant on land. Ross is renowned for his high-resolution, single-shot landscape photographs, which have been exhibited throughout the world.
Thursday
May 19, 2016
5:30 pm
Join a curator or museum educator in the PMA’s special exhibition, Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art, for a discussion and close look at fine examples of work in the show. Then, take a short walk over to the Maine College of Art studios to explore the hands-on process of woodblock making.
Wednesday
June 1, 2016
6:00 pm
There are more than a dozen major arts organizations in the process of ambitious expansion and reinstallation projects, including the PMA. What are the factors driving museums to rethink their buildings and collections? Join us for this special lecture featuring Robin Pogrebin, staff reporter at The New York Times, where she covers art and architecture for the Culture Desk.
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