Events

Friday
October 20, 2017
12:00 pm
End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries. This week, join Independent Curator Zmira Zilkha for her talk on the exhibition Nan Goldin.
Friday
October 27, 2017
12:00 pm
Get a glimpse into how late-18th- and early-19th-century Americans elected to represent themselves in private and public spheres as husbands, wives, children, and citizens.
Friday
October 27, 2017
5:00 pm
In the spirit of the Halloween season, we'll explore the spooky side of Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830. The Maine Historical Society and historian Libby Bischof join us for a close look at mourning embroidery and memorial portraits to underscore how 18th and 19th century America used painting and needlework to commemorate loved ones after death, and to offer insight into old funeral customs. Watch a demonstration by silhouette artist Ruth Monsell, who will create a ghostly likeness of you.
Thursday
November 2, 2017
6:30 pm
Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator at the PMA, explores the complex overlapping concepts of family in the art of Nan Goldin, who has long photographed LGBTQ subjects and community of friends—her chosen family.
Friday
November 3, 2017
12:00 pm
This week, join photographer Jocelyn Lee for her talk on the exhibition Child's Play: Representations of Adolescence. Explore the ways that 20th-century photographers have explored the tumultuous, uncertain, and often playful subjects of adolescence and childhood through this exhibition of work from the PMA collection.
Thursday
November 9, 2017
3:30 pm
Teachers are our best allies when it comes to sharing the PMA collection with Maine youth, and this free Open House shows our appreciation.
Friday
November 10, 2017
12:00 pm
Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and get into the contemplative mood with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.
Friday
November 17, 2017
12:00 pm
End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries. This week, join Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art, for his talk "European Modernisms."
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