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?

February 3, 2016
Director of PMA Store

In the News

Portland Press Herald
January 31, 2016 |

If you are not a routine visitor to the Portland Museum of Art, the changes made during the recent three-week closure may be easy to overlook.

Ticket prices have gone up from $12 to $15, though the museum has committed to stop charging a $5 surcharge for rotating exhibitions in the first-floor gallery. Inside, the most obvious visual difference was the removal of a portable wall from the fourth floor gallery, allowing visitors to see the entire width of the architecturally outstanding building as they step out of the elevator.

These, among many other changes, are part of the multiyear effort to redesign the museum, called “Your Museum, Reimagined.” And while the first steps are more subtle than stupendous, they seem to indicate museum leaders are setting out in the right direction.

Upcoming Events for Members

6:00 pm
What is the relationship between one’s work as an artist and as a teacher? Join artist Duncan Hewitt in conversation with Diana Greenwold,...
2:00 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...
2:00 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...