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 be a 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 fully 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?

October 12, 2016
Associate Educator for Gallery Learning
Look back at some of the wondrous birds that visitors like you have created—and come in to make your own while you can.

In the News

Maine Today
October 18, 2016 |

By the 1930s, some of the critical acclaim that accompanied the early career of Henri Matisse waned, and the artist, who helped revolutionize art at the turn of the century, turned to a new form of expression.

Matisse, who died in 1954, began creating artist books, which were limited-edition publications that included original artwork. This fall, the Portland Museum of Art exhibits “The Art Books of Henri Matisse” featuring four books that he illustrated in the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition includes lithographs, etchings, prints and linocuts from books that Matisse created and illustrated in collaboration with writers of the day.

Upcoming Events for Members

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Receive twice your member discount during our holiday double discount weekends.
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Illustrator, author, and designer Scott Nash visits to share drawing tips and tricks. These workshops encourage kids and their grown-ups to...
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Receive twice your member discount during our holiday double discount weekends.