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Book Arts: A Panel Discussion

The vast world of book arts spans from the medieval bookbinding and letterpress tradition to today's installation art; limited edition, hand-made books; and modern novel constructions. Join us to explore the history of book arts, the nuances of the relationships between the visual and textual, and the various printing and writing processes.

Homer...What Makes Him Tick?

Winslow Homer has been referred to as part of the "DNA of American Art." Dig into this enigmatic man's life and how his history and personality manifests itself within his celebrated works. 

Gallery Talk: "The Color of Water"

Spend one hour diving into how artists grapple with the relationship between man and nature through evocative compositions, colors, and moods.

Image: Winslow Homer (United States, 1836-1910), Weatherbeaten (detail), 1894, oil on canvas, 28 1/2  x 48 3/8 inches. Bequest of Charles Shipman Payson, 1988.55.1.

Gallery Talk: "The Color of Water"

Spend one hour diving into how artists grapple with the relationship between man and nature through evocative compositions, colors, and moods.

Image: Winslow Homer (United States, 1836-1910), Weatherbeaten (detail), 1894, oil on canvas, 28 1/2  x 48 3/8 inches. Bequest of Charles Shipman Payson, 1988.55.1.

Moby-Dick Marathon Reading

On Thursday, November 17, the PMA kicks off a four-day, marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's masterpiece in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium. The book will be read (and perhaps on some cases, performed!) aloud by curators, artists, fishermen and women, writers, students, business leaders, special guests, and more.

Everything from "Call me Ishmael" to the epilogue will happen on the stage at the PMA. Drop in and out any time you like, or stay for the whole thing. 

PMA360 presents: Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season with the spectacular lighting of our 100-year-old copper beech tree, a Portland winter tradition that is not to be missed. Then, head into the galleries for special events including wintry art-making. Lighting program begins at 6 p.m.

PMA360 presents: "Whale of a Tale"

Inspired by the exhibition Of Whales in Paint: Rockwell Kent's Moby-Dick, the PMA hosts a four-day, marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's masterpiece.

Join us for the second night of the reading, explore seascapes in the galleries, and enjoy a White Whale cocktail mixed by a local bartender. You may also add your own voice by helping illustrate a copy of the novel in The Workshop!

Noontime Talk: "Of Whales in Paint: Rockwell Kent's Moby Dick"

End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries.

This week, join Diana Greenwold, Asisstant Curator of American Art, for the talk Of Whales in Paint: Rockwell Kent's Moby Dick.

Image: Rockwell Kent (United States, 1882–1971), Resurrection Bay (detail), 1919, oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches, Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Gift of the R. F. Haffenreffer IV and Mallory K. Marshall Family in memory of R. F. Haffenreffer III, 1991.55.1.

 

Noontime Talk: "Unbound: Tim Rollins & K.O.S."

End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries.

This week, join Chief Curator Jessica May for a talk on the exhibition Unbound: Tim Rollins & K.O.S.

Noontime Talk: "Unbound: Tim Rollins & K.O.S."

End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries.

This week, join Chief Curator Jessica May for a talk on the exhibition Unbound: Tim Rollins & K.O.S.