Affinity Groups

Friends of the Collection:

Founded in 1983, the Friends of the Collection is a group of individuals whose exceptional generosity directly supports the purchase and care of works of art.

The Friends have funded the purchase of many iconic objects in the collection, including Hiram Powers's marble bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Charles Frederick Kimball's Coal Sheds, Topsham and Brunswick: Marsden Hartley's Kinsman Falls; Marguerite Zorach's Diana of the Sea and The Garden; Celeste Roberge's Rising Cairn; and Charles DuBack's The Coopers; among many others.

Photography Fund:

Established in 1998, the PMA’s Photography Fund supports the acquisition and conservation of photographs for the museum’s permanent collection, as well as related programming to enhance our audience’s understanding and appreciation of the art of photography. The PMA holds an annual Photography Fund Lecture with prominent speakers such as as Nion McEvoy, Abelardo Morrell, and William Wegman.