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June's #ThirdThursPMA showcases Maine as a cultural destination and the PMA as the cultural heart of Portland, Maine, with an evening full of music, movies, art, and discussion—all of this, plus the "Winslow Homer" cocktail!
MUSIC IN THE GARDEN BY MOSART212
Enjoy your drinks out in the Joan B. Burns garden, with a live DJ set by mosart212. This local DJ has been known to slip everything from 1970s folksinger Nick Drake to modern electronic virtuoso James Blake into his particular mix of mellow dance music, making for the perfect soundtrack for a laid-back evening out in the summer weather. Check out his monthly podcast on BrooklynRadio.com or this beautiful track for an idea of what to expect:
ART-THEMED SPECIALTY COCKTAILS
If you're feeling adventurous while enjoying beer and wine from our cash bar, try a "Winslow Homer" from Aurora Provisions. This artisanal cocktail—featuring New England Distillery 8 Bells rum and Maine Root Ginger Brew—will knock your socks off.
BEYOND THE LOBSTER: CULTURAL TOURISM IN MAINE
At 6 p.m., PMA Director Mark Bessire hosts a panel discussion titled "Beyond the Lobster: Cultural Tourism in Maine." This discussion, which features tourism and hospitality experts from around the state, looks at the value of Maine's arts and cultural destinations and how to promote them to visitors from afar. If you cherish these institutions and Maine's cultural legacy, or rely on tourists for income, then you don't want to miss this symposium. Reservations are required.
SMALL TALKS: ROBERT INDIANA'S SEVEN
Have you been wondering what that giant number 7 in front of the PMA is all about? Join us for one of two 15-minute talks to discover more. At 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Andrew Eschelbacher, the PMA's Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Assistant Curator of European Art, will place Vinalhaven, Maine, resident Robert Indiana's SEVEN in the context of the pop-art movement and tradition of public art at museums.
SHORTS IN THE SQUARE
Finally, at 8 p.m. head across the street as Friends of Congress Square Park join us to present "Shorts in the Square," a program of four short films to screen outdoors in the park.
AND MUCH MORE...
There's all this programming, plus a whole museum to explore. Confirm Maine's status as an artistic powerhouse with a viewing of Director's Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail—our major summer exhibition, which features art from Maine's most-renowned art institutions under one roof for the first time—and Rose Marasco: index, the first-ever retrospective of one of the state's most beloved photographers.
#ThirdThursPMA is a monthly party at the PMA with live music, special programming, and community collaborations. It happens on the third Thursday of every month, is open to the public, and included in your museum admission—it's always free for members. Stay up late with us as we keep our galleries open until 9pm, giving #ThirdThursPMA party-goers an after hours viewing experience of our extensive permanent collection and special exhibitions. Start your weekend early with #ThirdThursPMA.