The PMA is committed to developing strategic partnerships that meet sponsor objectives and provide rewarding experiences for clients, customers, and employees.

Exhibition, program, and event sponsorships are customized to reach target audiences and offer promotional, special event, and networking opportunities for your business.  

Sponsor recognition is leveraged through all marketing and public relations efforts for the duration of the exhibition. Through these opportunities, sponsors are promoted to the museum’s 140,000 annual visitors, more than 8,000 membership households, and the general public through a robust marketing plan that includes digital, print, television, and radio. Sponsors are recognized on our most frequently visited webpages—exhibition listings—and our website receives more than 500,000 visits annually.

Below is a sampling of ways in which your company might be recognized through exhibition sponsorship:

  • Exhibition signage
  • Advertising and press kits
  • Speaking opportunities at related events
  • Event invitations
  • Exclusive tour and private event opportunities
  • Complimentary one-year Business Partner membership
  • Exhibition catalogues (when applicable)

Benefits and recognition vary based on level of sponsorship.


The PMA offers a wide range of ongoing programs for families, children, educators, students, and adults, ensuring that all people have access to art. Programs are often free or low-cost, and sponsorship provides exceptional opportunities for your company to support the museum, the Greater Portland community, and beyond. Examples of programs include:


Sponsoring a special event at the PMA will ensure that your brand is in front of the museum’s most dedicated patrons, including our Board of Trustees, Leadership Circles, Contemporaries, and Business Partners.

To learn more about exhibition, program, or event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Philanthropy, at (207) 699-4065 or philanthropy@portlandmuseum.org.

"Over the years, the Portland Museum of Art has had a long tradition of providing world-class exhibitions. At Unum we believe the arts are an important part of a vibrant community, and we've been pleased to support the strong educational outreach programs it provides."