In the Galleries

Noontime Talk: "Nan Goldin"

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

This week, join Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator, for her talk on the exhibition Nan Goldinwhich showcases American artist Nan Goldin's use of photography as a means of communication, self-reflection, and poetic expression.

Noontime Talk: "Ahead of her Time: Nancy Hemenway Barton's Lume III"

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

This week, join Anne B. Zill, curator of The University of New England Art Gallery on the Portland Campus, for her talk "Ahead of her Time: Nancy Hemenway Barton's Lume III." 

Mindfulness in the Galleries: Winter Solstice

Join us in the galleries to give thanks for the darkness—the yin to the yang of light—on the cusp of the winter solstice. Embrace the longest night of the year by acknowledging the bright light within. During this meditation session, you'll explore art with darker color palettes, before practicing simple seated, guided meditation.

Meet in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall. Seats will be provided.

Community Voices in the Gallery: Identity Through the Lens of Nan Goldin’s Work

Join us for a conversation facilitated by artist and educator Terrence Wolfe; and Creative Director of Kesho Wazo art collaborative, David Thete.

Nan Goldin tells intimate stories that are deeply tied to the possibilities of human empathy. Experience this thought-provoking exhibition through facilitated conversations with Terrence Wolfe and David Thete following a gallery tour by a PMA educator. 

"On Nan Goldin and the Idea of Family"

Join Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator Jessica May for a gallery talk that explores the complex overlapping concepts of family in the art of Nan Goldin, who has long photographed LGBTQ subjects and community of friends—her chosen family.

 

Mindfulness and Art: A Practice in the Galleries

Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and get into the contemplative mood with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

Mindfulness is considered a state of active, open attention to the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement. For centuries, practitioners have used mindfulness to quiet the mind, open the heart, increase focus, and foster a greater sense of peace and calm. This past year, we incorporated the concept in our galleries with this new program.

Mindfulness and Art: A Practice in the Galleries

Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and get into the contemplative mood with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

Mindfulness is considered a state of active, open attention to the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement. For centuries, practitioners have used mindfulness to quiet the mind, open the heart, increase focus, and foster a greater sense of peace and calm. This past year, we incorporated the concept in our galleries with this new program.

 

Spotlight Talk: Jonathan Borofsky's "Human Structures (24 Figures Connected)"

How many ways can you see one work of art? Each month, we focus on a highlight
 of the PMA collection for an interactive gallery discussion. August's work is Jonathan Borofsky's Human Structures (24 Figures Connected).

Spotlight Talk: Jonathan Borofsky's "Human Structures (24 Figures Connected)"

How many ways can you see one work of art? Each month, we focus on a highlight
 of the PMA collection for an interactive gallery discussion. August's work is Jonathan Borofsky's Human Structures (24 Figures Connected).

Spotlight Talk: Jonathan Borofsky's "Human Structures (24 Figures Connected)"

How many ways can you see one work of art? Each month, we focus on a highlight
 of the PMA collection for an interactive gallery discussion. August's work is Jonathan Borofsky's Human Structures (24 Figures Connected).