Families

PMA Family Day: Sculpture and Movement with Portland Ballet Company

If your kids are like ours, chances are they love dancers, acrobats, and circus performers. The artists in A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach* loved them too, and used them for inspiration and as their models, conveying a sense of movement so evocative that one can almost imagine the sculptures coming to life.

PMA Family Day: Sculpture and Nature

Ever want to come to the museum, but it’s so nice out that you wish you could combine the museum experience with the sunny weather? We understand, and that’s why we’ve invited naturalists from Maine Audubon to join us outside in our brand-new David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park for this special summer Family Day. Break out the sunscreen and relax outdoors, in nature and among our sculpture, while learning how to plant a butterfly-friendly garden that offers safe places for laying eggs and native plants full of nectar.

PMA Family Day: Textile Sculptures

This summer, take the time to make art with your kids—it’s something you’ll remember together, and the PMA can help. On this Family Day, come together and make a textile sculpture using a myriad of materials inspired by colors, textures, and forms in Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper. Visiting textile and installation artist Pamela Moulton will offer guidance and help you gain inspiration from the exhibition. Work collaboratively or alone, for as little or long as you like.

PMA Family Day Brunch!

Director's Circle, Contemporaries, and Family-level members* are invited to enjoy an exclusive brunch before the PMA opens to the public.

Schedule:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Continental breakfast
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Portrait workshop with Anne Sibley O'Brien
11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.: PMA Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien

Space is limited. Reservations are required for brunch.

Portland Youth Film Festival

This film program is part of the Portland Youth Film Festival. 
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is not required.
For more information visit portlandyouthfilmfestival.com

Portland Youth Film Festival

This film program is part of the Portland Youth Film Festival.
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is not required.
For more information visit portlandyouthfilmfestival.com

PMA Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien

If you are a Director's Circle, Contemporaries, or Family-level member, join us for PMA Family Day Brunch before the museum opens to the public!
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Family Day: Seeing Each Other with Visiting Artist Anne Sibley O'Brien
Saturday, May 13
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Portrait workshop from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

School Vacation Week Family Days: The Art of Poetry

School Vacation Week Family Days: The Art of Poetry
April 19, 20, 21
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Art inspires poetry and poetry inspires artists. This PMA Family Day is about the intersection of poetry and visual art. Local poets from The Telling Room will visit to share their art. They will lead you through poetry-related games and activities in the galleries. 

School Vacation Week Family Days: The Art of Poetry

School Vacation Week Family Days: The Art of Poetry
April 19, 20, 21
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Art inspires poetry and poetry inspires artists. This PMA Family Day is about the intersection of poetry and visual art. Local poets from The Telling Room will visit to share their art. They will lead you through poetry-related games and activities in the galleries. 

School Vacation Week Family Days: The Art of Poetry

School Vacation Week Family Days: The Art of Poetry
April 19, 20, 21
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Art inspires poetry and poetry inspires artists. This PMA Family Day is about the intersection of poetry and visual art. Local poets from The Telling Room will visit to share their art. They will lead you through poetry-related games and activities in the galleries. 

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Poetry and Art Session with Janan Alexandra, Telling Room Teaching Artist