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?

May 11, 2016
Content Writer and Editor
Maine-made movies are among the most popular at PMA Films. The latest such film, a dreamlike look at the last summer of a girl's childhood before she leaves her island home, will show you why audiences love local cinema.

In the News

Portland Press Herald
May 26, 2016 |

A new sculpture by one of Maine’s best-known contemporary sculptors has been acquired by the Portland Museum of Art and will be installed Thursday in the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden on High Street.

John Bisbee’s “Hearsay” sculpture represents a giant cone made of brightly colored 12-inch spikes or nails. It has been on display in the museum’s Great Hall.

Graeme Kennedy, the museum’s spokesman, said the sculpture will be shown permanently in the Joan B. Burns Garden. It will be taken through the front entrance of the Charles Shipman Payson building and down High Street to the garden, where it will be installed Thursday morning.

Kennedy said the museum’s decision to put the sculpture on public view in the garden “demonstrates its commitment to public art and its important role in Portland.”

Bisbee lives in Brunswick. His work has been reviewed by The Boston Globe, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Upcoming Events for Members

6:00 pm
There are more than a dozen major arts organizations in the process of ambitious expansion and reinstallation projects, including the PMA....
7:30 am
By invitation, community leaders are invited to breakfast and a private viewing of O'Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women...
11:00 am
Members are invited to preview the PMA’s major summer exhibition—O'Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York—...