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Gallery Talk: "How Artists Depict Feelings"

Explore the PMA collection and discover how paint, stone and metal can depict our emotional range.

Member Appreciation Week

Members are the heart of the PMA, and we couldn't do it without you.

As a member, you choose to support our mission and be part of something truly special. Membership support allows us to provide unique and engaging programming, events, and exhibitions to 140,000 visitors each year. This summer, we want to show our gratitude to our members with the PMA's third annual Member Appreciation Week. 

Incoming Tide: A Night for Teens at the PMA

The Homer High School Fellows, seven teens from greater Portland, spent the summer of 2016 learning about the PMA, and they've created this evening for their peers. It's Incoming Tide: A Night for Teens at the PMA.

Bring your friends and hang out at the PMA. Make art, create sketchbooks, take pictures with your phone for a scavenger hunt, go on interactive museum tours, and enjoy free admission and a free drink (coffee, tea, soda). There will also be a collaborative art project throughout the night. 

Gallery Talk: "Seeing Landscapes"

Spend one hour exploring the different ways in which artists make us see landscapes. Compare and contrast various styles. Examine how individual paintings were composed. See more as we look together.

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: "Seeing Landscapes"

Spend one hour exploring the different ways in which artists make us see landscapes. Compare and contrast various styles. Examine how individual paintings were composed. See more as we look together.

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.

2016 Nelson Social Justice Fund Program

A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the Portland Symphony Orchestra with Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Friday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Bernard Osher Auditorium

In conjunction with the public unveiling of the Portland Museum of Art's new acquisition, A Midsummer Night's Dream by Tim Rollins and K.O.S., the PMA is collaborating with the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a unique evening featuring live music from Felix Mendelssohn's symphony and narration by the artist Tim Rollins.

Free: Reservations are required. 

Gallery Talk: Dahlov Ipcar: Artist and Illustrator

Join our summer curatorial intern for a quick dive into the works of Dahlov Ipcar. Renowned as a painter and beloved as a children's book illustrator, meet (or re-meet) one of Maine's most iconic artists.

Gallery Talk: Leisure and Livelihood

Explore the nuances between work and play as it pertains to artistic practice and expression.

Gallery Talk: "Walking Circles Around Sculpture"

 Join Gallery Talk members to discuss how we experience sculptures "in the round," including changing perspectives, environments, and lighting conditions.

Gallery Talk: "Seeing Landscapes"

Spend one hour exploring the different ways in which artists make us see landscapes. Compare and contrast various styles. Examine how individual paintings were composed. See more as we look together.

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.