Art for All enters its third year with generous support

Art for All enters its third year with generous support

Art for All—the initiative supporting the PMA’s dedication to being an open, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming museum for all, through exhibitions and programs that reflect our community and create experiences with art that strengthen our bonds and bring us together—is currently enjoying its third year of success, which is an incredible testament to both its sponsors and supporters for their contributions, but also to the public for embracing the exhibitions and programming made possible in part through this initiative.

In 2019, the initiative supported the insightful and popular exhibitions Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art from the Carribbean Archipelago and Open-Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art. This support continues into next year with Carrie Moyer and Shiela Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times, which opens February 7, 2020.

The Avangrid Foundation in partnership with Central Maine Power, and Wex contribute to this initiative along with corporate sponsors Unum, TD Bank through the TD Charitable Foundation, CPRC Group, and the Via Agency; foundation sponsors Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Inc., and the Horizon Foundation; and individual sponsors Anonymous (2), Judy and John Adelman, Sheri and Joe Boulos, Anne and Alexander Buck, Shannon C. Gordon, Cyrus Hagge, Patricia Hill Dodd Hagge, Jocelyn and Peter Handy, Alison and Horace Hildreth, Douglas and Sharyn Howell, John and Hilary Isacke, Karen L. McDonald, Marian Hoyt Morgan and Christopher Hawley Corbett, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Spencer, Stewart and Elizabeth Strawbridge, and Amy Woodhouse and Tobey Scott.

In February 2017, the PMA completed a four year, cross-departmental accessibility initiative, Your Museum, Reimagined, in which PMA staff reinstalled the collection, digitized the collection, improved physical accessibility, and created more ways to remove financial means as a barrier to the museum. This renewed focus on audience engagement and accessibility has continued through the introduction of the Susie Konkel Pass in March 2018, which grants free admission to everyone ages 21 and under, and the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park, which offers the community a free and accessible outdoors public arts space. Art for All was developed as an ongoing initiative that aims to build on these efforts.

 

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October 17, 2019
Deputy Director and Director of External Affairs

Elizabeth Jones is the Deputy Director and Director of External Affairs at the Portland Museum of Art and serves as its chief philanthropy officer. At the PMA, Jones has led comprehensive strategies to build the reputation of the museum—both within the community and nationally—and to support and strengthen brand equity through metric-driven strategies, customer service, and donor relations.