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?

June 11, 2015
Content Writer and Editor
The best movie ever to be filmed primarily in Maine returns to the big screen at the PMA, for one weekend only.

In the News

Art New England
July 1, 2015 |

Spread across Portland Museum of Art’s first-floor galleries are more than 100 works of art—all carefully selected by directors of the eight institutions along the Maine Art Museum Trail (, which also happen to be the state’s most important art-collecting museums. This exhibit “represents seemingly disparate viewpoints, entirely different eras and contrasting styles in the same room—side by side,“ says Mark Bessire, PMA director. “Some [directors] chose greatest hits and some chose stories.” - See more at:

Upcoming Events for Members

5:00 pm
with The Libra Foundation
July's #ThirdThursPMA toasts summer in Maine and the initial creative spark that can lead to dazzling fireworks. Our partners for the...
6:00 pm
For the last 20 years, Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has pursued an agenda for the MFA...
10:00 am
Members may now bring up to two guests for free during certain days throughout the year! Please join us and share the PMA with friends and...