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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.

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: "Winslow Homer: A Boston Boy Makes Good"

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.
 

Image: Winslow Homer (United States, 1836-1910), Sharpshooter (detail), 1863, oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches. Gift of Barbro and Bernard Osher, 1992.41.

Gallery Talk: "How Artists Depict Feelings"

Led by PMA Docents, Gallery Talks are thematic explorations of the PMA collection and special exhibitions.

 

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: "How Artists Depict Feelings"

Led by PMA Docents, Gallery Talks are thematic explorations of the PMA collection and special exhibitions.

 

Gallery Talk: "Pictures in their Time"

Over the course of an hour, delve into the impact of critical historical moments upon artists and their work. What social, political, and economic factors created the art we see at the PMA today?

Image: Harry Wilson Watrous (United States, 1857-1940), The Drop Sinister (detail), 1913, oil on canvas, 37 x 50 1/4 inches. Gift of the artist, 1919.18.

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.

Civil Rights Through Art and Law

Thursday, August 11
6 p.m.
Free, Reservations are required.
Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium

Join the Portland Museum of Art, the Maine Humanities Council, and the University of Maine School of Law for an intimate conversation between artist David Driskell and lawyer Melvyn Zarr, facilitated by Danielle Conway, Dean of the Maine School of Law, on the Civil Rights Movement as filtered through the lenses of art and law.