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.
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.
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.
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!
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.