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 4, 2016
Associate Educator for Gallery Learning
George Neptune, Museum Educator at the Abbe Museum, will join Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Director of the Abbe Museum; Jaime Bissonette Lewey, DD, Director of Healing Justice Program and Chair of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission; and Darren J. Ranco, Ph.D, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, Orono, for a panel discussion on the continuing impact of Edward Curtis’ photographs on perceptions of Native identity today. We hope you’ll join us.

In the News

Down East Magazine
May 3, 2016 |

An anthropologically minded, if somewhat ethnocentric, early 20th-century photographer, Curtis roamed the country shooting portraits of Native Americans at a time when their culture had been decimated. The Portland Museum of Art exhibits some 25 original photo prints from Curtis’s landmark book.

Upcoming Events for Members

5:30 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...
4:00 pm
Edward Curtis, whether romanticized or challenged for his “photographic odyssey” documenting North American Indian cultures, continues to...
6:00 pm
The PMA and MOFGA collaborate for a panel discussion that will touch upon a wide variety of topics in the origins and evolution of the...