Upcoming Events

4/30
Saturday
2:00 pm

Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum’s history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) applies his vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for this fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich, and their attempts to preserve the treasures at the Louvre under Nazi Occupation.

5/01
Sunday
2:00 pm

Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum’s history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) applies his vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for this fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich, and their attempts to preserve the treasures at the Louvre under Nazi Occupation.

5/05
Thursday
1:00 pm
For
Each month, we focus on a highlight
 of the PMA collection for an interactive gallery discussion. May's work is John Storrs' Study for Abstract Sculpture.
5/05
Thursday
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.
5/05
Thursday
5:30 pm
For
Over the course of a year, photographer Winky Lewis and poet Susan Conley exchanged inspiration and ideas to create a unique book of poems and images. Stop Here, This is the Place: A Year in the Motherland, centers on their experiences as mothers and documents a year in the lives of their two families. To commemorate the launch of their book, Lewis and Conley will read passages and share images.
5/06
Friday
12:00 pm
For
End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries. This week, hear George Neptune, Museum Educator at the Abbe Museum and 2015 PMA Biennial artist, discuss Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian.
5/06
Friday
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.
5/06
Friday
6:00 pm
For
Spend one hour exploring how the cultural, political, and social issues of a moment are preserved, and can be discovered, in art.
5/06
Friday
7:00 pm

In this documentary, photographer and filmmaker Don Freeman explores the handmade homes created and lived in by 11 distinguished American artists, shedding light on a unique architectural typology characterized by a D.I.Y. aesthetic, the appropriation of building techniques from art practice, and a fierce spirit of individual expression.

5/07
Saturday
1:00 pm
For
Winslow Homer has been referred to as a part of the "DNA of American Art". Dig into this enigmatic man’s life and how his history and personality manifests itself within his celebrated works.
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