For Members

Members are at the heart of the PMA, and we couldn’t do it without you.

Membership at the PMA is one of the best and most rewarding ways to contribute to the community. By becoming a member of the museum, you’ve chosen to support our mission and become part of something truly special. We thank you for your dedication to the arts—your support and membership allow us to provide unique and engaging programming, events, and exhibitions to 150,000 visitors a year. When all is said and done, your involvement and membership are at the heart of the PMA.

More Ways to Support PMA

PMA Contemporaries at this year's Black & White Bash. Photo by C.A. Smith Photography.

Leadership Circles

Leadership Circles are our premium levels of membership and provide deep and meaningful engagement with the museum. There are several Leadership Circles available at the PMA, and we’d be happy to help you find the right fit. From The Contemporaries, a fun and vibrant circle comprised on artistically minded 21-45 year olds, to the most exclusive and revered 1882 Circle, where you help define the museum’s direction, ethos, and mission, there is a Leadership Circle for you at the PMA.

Gifts and Donations

There are many ways to strengthen and support the PMA beyond membership. Gifts and donations provide integral support to the museum and and are tax-deductible. Contributions to our Annual Fund directly support the PMA’s programs and mission. And our Planned Giving Program provides financial support to the museum through wills, trusts, life insurance gifts, and the like, and are effective means of providing tax and financial benefits for you and your family as well for the museum.


What's Going on at PMA?

September 18, 2014
Content Writer and Editor
This weekend, PMA Movies presents a trio of films that takes you around the world to explore concepts of creativity, expression, and activism. Together, these three films paint a global portrait of the lengths humans will go to create art and find meaning in the world.

In the News

Portland Press Herald
September 8, 2014 |

The Portland Museum of Art has purchased the land around the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck in Scarborough and placed it in a conservation easement, protecting the famed painter’s view from development.

Since the museum restored the studio and opened it to public tours in 2012, it has been negotiating the purchase of a horseshoe-shaped parcel that begins at the gravel road that abuts the studio, surrounds it on either side and extends to a hedgerow in front of the publicly owned Cliff Walk at the rocks near the ocean. The 0.57-acre parcel was owned by the estate of Doris Homer, who was married to the artist’s nephew. She died in 2009.

The sale, for $2.3 million, closed Aug. 29.

Upcoming Events for Members

10:00 am
The PMA invites members to attend a private viewing of Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection. Considered one of the...
6:00 pm
The PMA invites members to attend a private viewing of Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection. Considered one of the...
9:30 am
This fall, PMA curators invite colleagues from the field of art history to study works in the PMA collection and to discuss key issues of...