Noontime Talk: "European Modernisms"

End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries.

This week, join Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art, for his talk "European Modernisms." Explore late 19th and early 20th century European landscapes, still lifes, and portraiture in the context of Modernism as a radical break from traditional aesthetics and an artist movement that shaped—and reflected—the ongoing dynamism of the age.

Contemporaries 2018 Winter Bash: Cultivate

a. To foster the growth of
b. Further, encourage
c. To seek the society of: make friends with
d. To improve by labor, care, or study

Please join us for the 2018 Contemporaries Winter Bash, cultivate! All ticket proceeds benefit the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial.

7 p.m.to 8 p.m. - private reception for Host Committee with artists from the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - 2018 Winter Bash

Director's Circle and Contemporaries 2017 Holiday Open House

Ring in the holiday season with fellow members at the annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy a private viewing of our Nan Goldin exhibition, indulge in festive food and drinks, and take advantage of a 20% discount and free gift wrapping in the PMA Store.

Maine Makers will be on hand to sell their wares and talk about their products and process: 
Cat Bates, Cat Bates Jewelry and Accessories
Maggie Bokor, Maggie Bokor Jewelry
Maineland Design Co., folkware for contemporary living

2017 Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Portland's Poet Laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc will share meditative poems, the Sea Change Chorale will sing songs of peace and hope, and The Marshmallow Cart will serve up streetside S'mores—all leading to the spectacular lighting of the 100-year-old copper beech tree, a Portland winter tradition that is not to be missed. Meet in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park at the Portland Museum of Art; entrance is on High Street. Following the lighting, warm up in the galleries with gallery talks and hands-on art projects.

Book Signing: "Northern Exposure: Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect"

Local Architect Carol A. Wilson will be at the museum to sign copies of her new book, "Northern Exposure: Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect." 

For more information, visit carolwilsonarchitect.com

Director's Circle Curator-Led Tour of Nan Goldin

Director's Circle members are invited to join Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May for a tour of Nan Goldin.

Contemporaries Art After Hours

Join fellow Contemporaries and Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator, for a special after hours gallery tour of Nan Goldin.

Mornings at the Museum

Leaders of the business community are invited to breakfast and a private viewing of Nan Goldin and Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830Enjoy remarks by Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director, and tours with Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator and Diana Greenwold, Associate Curator of American Art.

Members Open House and Evening Reception for Nan Goldin

Members are invited to attend a private viewing of Nan Goldin before it opens to the public.

Members Open House: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2 p.m. Lecture with independent curator Zmira Zilkha in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium with introduction by PMA Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May.

Space is limited. Reservations required.

Evening Reception: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

SOLD OUT: 2017 Photography Fund Lecture with Nan Goldin


The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Eastland Grand Ballroom

An intimate conversation with artist Nan Goldin, and collector and friend, Michael Zilkha. Moderated by PMA Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May.


All ticket proceeds benefit the PMA Photography Fund and are tax deductible.

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