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.  

Upcoming exhibitions available for sponsorship include:

Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830
September 10 through January 28, 2018

Nan Goldin: Family History
October 6 through December 31, 2017

2018 PMA Biennial
January 26 through May 30, 2018

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. Annual events available for sponsorship include:

Contemporaries Council Sunset Picnic
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Director's Circle Summer Lawn Party
Wednesday, August 17, 2017

1882 Circle, President's Circle, and Trustees Annual Dinner
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Annual Copper Beech Tree Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017

Director's Circle and Contemporaries Holiday Open House
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

To learn more about exhibition, program, or event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christi Lumiere, Interim Director of Development, at (207) 699-4908 or clumiere@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."