This historic occasion is on par with the opening of the Charles Shipman Payson Building in 1980, the reopening of the restored McLellan House and LD.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries in 2002, and the opening to the public of the Winslow Homer Studio in 2012—all dramatic steps forward for the PMA and for art in Maine, and unforgettable events for everyone who attended.
February 3, 2017 Congress Square 6 to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public
This February 3, the PMA experience will extend outside the walls of the museum, through an innovative event and celebration called Lights Across Congress. This event, anchored by a 124 foot wide by 36 foot high multi-dimensional projection on the museum's brick façade, will be the art and cultural event of the year.
What makes a work of art work? This conversational one-hour tour will focus on design concepts to explore the ideas and principles that make a painting or sculpture beautiful, intriguing, or impactful.
Image: Dahlov Ipcar (born 1917), Blue Savanna, 1978, oil on canvas, 36 1/16 x 50 1/4 inches, Gift of the artist, 1987.58