Event

2020 PMA Bash

This February, share your true colors at the #PMAbash as we celebrate the opening of Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times. This exhibition is all about making connections, fostering dialogue, and welcoming everyone, and we want you there. Share a side of yourself you may not always show every day and embrace the diversity that sustains our arts community.

Drop-in Life Drawing

Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson explores social norms, theatrical artifice, and idle pleasure in Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. His "cinematic paintings" are inspired in part by French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau’s pastoral scenes of 18th century aristocrats.

A Day With(out) Art

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Portland Museum of Art is participating in A Day With(out) Art. Organized in 1989 in response to the AIDS epidemic, this annual event recognizes the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourages caring for all people with AIDS; educates diverse publics about HIV infection; and helps find a cure.

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 from 317 Main Community Music Center present holiday songs; and the Black Tie Company provides festive treats for your enjoyment. 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. Following the lighting, warm up in the museum with hands-on activities and open galleries.

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 evening reception 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.