Event

Mindfulness in the Galleries

Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and look closely with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

Members enjoy unlimited museum admission, special lectures and discounts, and more. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all that membership offers. Membership starts at $5 a month

 

Mindfulness in the Galleries

Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and look closely with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

Members enjoy unlimited museum admission, special lectures and discounts, and more. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all that membership offers. Membership starts at $5 a month

 

Mindfulness in the Galleries

Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and look closely with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 19
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

Members enjoy unlimited museum admission, special lectures and discounts, and more. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all that membership offers. Membership starts at $5 a month

 

2019 Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Don't make your holiday plans without saving a place for the PMA's annual tree lighting ceremony. Portland's Poet Laureate Linda Aldrich shares season-inspired poems; musicians present holiday songs; and festive treats are available from Black Tie Company. It all leads up to the spectacular lighting of the 100-year-old copper beech tree. Following the lighting, warm up in the museum with hands-on activities and open galleries.

Friday, December 6
6 p.m. program start, 6:30 p.m. lighting. Free for all

 

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Art After Hours: N. C. Wyeth

If you’ve lived in Maine for any amount of time, chances are you’re aware of the name “N. C. Wyeth” as somewhat akin to Mount Katahdin—a regional landmark that is unassailable, ageless, and intrinsically intertwined with the area since a time dating back before many current state residents were born. Those with even a passing knowledge of American art immediately recognize the name as an avatar for a particular mode of nostalgia-steeped illustration. But what do we really know about N. C. Wyeth, the artist and the man?

Making your Mark on the Future

With this special breakfast and talk, you can learn how to enjoy tangible benefits in the now while creating an impactful and lasting legacy for the future.

Whether you are planning to give to family, charity, or both, Betsey McCandless of McCandless & Coburn, LLC, will walk through the ways in which you can maximize your gifts and estate transfers—including the assets you can give, the forms you can give in (outright or in trusts), whether it suits your specific conditions and desires to give now or later, and how to work with estate and income tax issues.

Indigo Arts Alliance Reception

When Daniel and Marcia Minter broke ground on Indigo Arts Alliance, they knew they were pioneering something new: a space committed to bringing together artists of the African Diaspora to engage and practice their creative process in the heart of Portland. In its first year since opening to the public, Indigo Arts Alliance has offered artist talks, welcome table symposiums, dance and musical performances, and more, and it’s just getting started.

Lantern-Making

The PMA is partnering with the Friends of Deering Oaks Park and the Annual Portland Lantern Walk, with this special Family Day program that helps kids experience the joy of creativity and teaches them how to make wondrous lanterns!

Perceiving Apples

It’s hard to find a Mainer who doesn’t appreciate—or love—apples, but have you ever tried a Briggs Auburn, Winthrop Greening, or Nutting Bumpus? These apples, and many more, originated in Maine and continue to play an important role in each of Maine's sixteen counties. Apples are at the center of Maine's agricultural history. 

Noontime Talk: N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

PMA Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May gives a special inside look at N.C. Wyeth's work through the decades as seen in N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives on view October 4, 2019 through January 12, 2020. Come experience more of the N. C. Wyeth you only thought you knew.

Friday, October 4
Noon