Director's Circle

Director's Circle members are a vital resource to the museum. 

Director's Circle members care deeply about the museum, its mission, and the arts, and look for meaningful ways to maximize their influence. As one of the premier levels of membership, members believe strongly in the positive role the arts have in our society, and have a vested interest in the museum's success. Director's Circle members take pride in their active commitment, and rightfully so—they are a critical part of the PMA and its mission.

2016 Director's Circle Events


Wednesday, January 20
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preview and Opening Reception for Masterworks on Paper and Duncan Hewitt: Turning Strange

Followed by a VIP Dinner at the Cumberland Club for DC Sponsors and 1882 Circle

Saturday, January 23
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Director’s Circle and Contemporaries Family Brunch
Featuring a preview of The Workshop and Modern Menagerie
Interactive gallery performance inspired by works of Dahlov Ipcar
Animal mask and sculpture-making activities

Friday, May 13
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harvard Art Museums Day Trip
Visit the Art Study Center, Curator-led tour of Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, Self-guided tours
Private luncheon at the Harvard Faculty Club
Space is limited. $70 per person.
Wednesday, June 22
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preview and Opening Reception for O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York
Followed by a VIP Dinner for Director’s Circle Sponsors and 1882 Circle
Wednesday, August 17
Summer Lawn Party
Tuesday, October 4
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preview and Opening Reception for The Art Books of Henri Matisse
Followed by a VIP Dinner for DC Sponsors and 1882 Circle
Tuesday, December 6
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Holiday Open House


Director's Circle Member
$1,500 — $2,499
  • Special membership cards for two adults, with additional cards for all family members under 18; additionally, guests of Director’s Circle members receive free admission when visiting the PMA
  • Invitations to at least three evening exhibition previews
  • Invitations to attend two fantastic annual events: The Trustees’ Dinner and the Director’s Circle Party
  • Discount of 10% in the PMA Store and PMA Café by Aurora Provisions
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at more than 70 art museums across the country


Director's Circle Fellow
$2,500 — $4,999
All the benefits of the Director's Circle Member level, plus:
  • Listing on the first floor gallery wall as an exhibition sponsor for the year of membership
  • Personally guided tours of the PMA for Director’s Circle members and guests, when scheduled in advance
  • A 25% discount on one rental of PMA facilities (restrictions apply)
Director's Circle Sponsor
$5,000 — $9,999
All the benefits of the Director's Circle Fellow level, plus:


  • Invitation to dinner with the Director following one of the private exhibition previews
  • Invitation to one 1882 Circle annual trip

To Join

You may join the Director's Circle online. If you have questions about the Director’s Circle or your membership, please contact Abegail Baguio, Director of Annual Giving, at (207) 699-4987. 

Director's Circle Steering Committee

Ken Blaschke, Chair
William H. Davisson
Joe Frazer
Mary Louise Norton Hamill
Sharyn M. Howell
Jane N. Hurd
Brett Johnson
Nancy K. Kaye
Mary Jo Kolkhorst
Anne Oliviero
Caroline Pratt
Elizabeth Scheffee
Emma Wilson
Amy Woodhouse

Director's Circle Members

Click here for a list of Director's Circle members as of June 22, 2016.