Press Room

The PMA welcomes members of the press to explore the museum further.

Want more information on exhibitions and programming? Looking for a press kit? Need high-resolution, print-ready images? You'll find it all in the press room. 

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February 3, 2017 to April 30, 2017

From 1973 to 1984, Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr. (American, 1921-1987) assembled one of the most important private collections of photographs in the world. Wagstaff promoted photography as an art form by organizing exhibitions, delivering lectures, and publishing material on his collection. In 1984, a few years before his death from AIDS-related complications, Wagstaff sold his collection to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Numbering several thousand, the collection now forms a cornerstone of the Getty Museum's holdings of photographs.

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May 26, 2017 to September 8, 2017
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June 16, 2017 to September 3, 2017
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October 6, 2017 to December 31, 2017
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PMA News & Events

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The most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works on paper by the Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann is now on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of the read the article

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the press and would like more information please contact Graeme Kennedy, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, via email or at (207) 699-4887.

More about the PMA

Portland Museum of Art creates outstanding exhibitions and educational programs that inspire audiences. Located along Maine's renown coast, in the cultural heart of Portland, the PMA strives to enrich the lives of people through the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of the visual arts.

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The Collections

The PMA boasts a collection containing more than 18,000 works of art. The collection is comprised of three distinct areas of focus: American, European, and Contemporary and Modern. Naturally, the collection offers particular depth in artwork that relates to the history of artistic practice in Maine and New England. Throughout the PMA’s collection and galleries, visitors can engage in the far-ranging story about art and culture in the United States, Europe, and the creative legacy of the region.

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Winslow Homer Studio

Purchased by the PMA in 2006, the Winslow Homer Studio is one of the most significant locations in the history of American art. Located along the rugged coast of Prout's Neck, Maine, the Studio is where great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death. Now, fully renovated and restored, the Studio is open for guided tours through the PMA.

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PMA Buildings

The Museum's facilities include several architecturally significant buildings, from the modern Charles Shipman Payson building, to the recently restored and impeccable Winslow Homer Studio in Prout's Neck. The Museum's collection is displayed and presented throughout its many buildings, galleries, and gardens, in over 27,000 square feet of exhibition space.

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Upcoming Events

4/27
6:00 pm
For
The mission of Architalx is to broaden awareness and understanding of architecture, landscape architecture and design by sponsoring...
4/28
8:00 am
Join fellow Director's Circle members for an exclusive day trip dedicated to exploring the ICA Boston and the Kennedy Greenway...
4/28
12:00 pm
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End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries. During this facilitated session...