Public Program

Spirit of the Dance Community Celebration

Join us on the grass as we unveil the newest work of art in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park: William Zorach's monumental 1932 sculpture Spirit of the Dance. The park comes alive with bluegrass music, food trucks, family activities, and more! Meet in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park in the Joan B. Burns Garden.

"Art with Arias" presented in collaboration with the Studio Artist Program at Opera Maine

Hailed by the New York Times for her "striking mezzo soprano" and by the San Francisco Chronicle for her "electrifying sense of fearlessness," Raehann Bryce-Davis is a guest with Opera Maine's prestigious Studio Artist Program for this special summer engagement with the PMA. Along with musical director Timothy Steele and the PMA's Interim Director of Learning and Interpretation, Phillippa Pitts, Bryce-Davis will treat audiences to a diverse repertoire spanning multiple genres in response to works the PMA collection.
 

Ticket required.
$20.

An Evening with Former NEH Chairman Dr. William D. Adams

We are honored to invite you to this special talk by Dr. William D. Adams, the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former President of Colby College. A dedicated advocate for the importance of humanities in public life, Adams will offer his singular insights on changes and trends in the American humanities infrastructure, including ideas that encapsulate the future, and key issues that are shaping humanities nonprofits at this critical moment in time.

Portland Bach Experience and the PMA presents Bach's "Coffee Cantata"

Join the PMA and the Portland Bach Experience for brunch and locally-roasted coffee, and J.S. Bach’s beloved secular cantata about everyday people and one daughter’s coffee habit. Featuring David Ross, flute; Sarah Brailey, soprano; Stefan Reed, tenor; and David Tinervia, bass.

Coffee and breakfast items available for purchase at the PMA Café.
Free admission. Seated is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Portland Bach Experience presents the Arneis Quartet at the PMA

Portland Bach Experience brings the renowned, Boston-based Arneis Quartet to the PMA for an evening of pop-up concerts in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall during Free Friday and Portland's First Friday Art Walk.

Susie Konkel Pass Launch Event

Please join us for the launch of the Susie Konkel Pass, which gives everyone age 21 and under free admission to the PMA! Be among the first to receive a Susie Konkel Pass, and join us in thanking Susie for this remarkable gift to our community.

The PMA is free from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and open to all for the launch on Wednesday, April 11. Visitors 21 and under, as well as those with kids or grandchildren in their lives, are encouraged to sign up for their very own Susie Konkel Pass on the spot.

PMA Picks

Join us as PMA staff shares insights and experiences on favorite works, giving visitors an insider's glimpse into the work on display — and the work that goes into the displays!

For this talk, PMA Lead Designer Cecilia Ziko will discuss Sphinx Candlestick, a highlight of the new decorative arts installation in the McLellan House.

PMA Picks

Join us as PMA staff shares insights and experiences on favorite works, giving visitors an insider's glimpse into the work on display — and the work that goes into the displays!

PMA Picks

Join us as PMA staff shares insights and experiences on favorite works, giving visitors an insider's glimpse into the work on display — and the work that goes into the displays!

Open Call for Teens with Ideas

The PMA is growing. As the museum evolves into a truly 21st-century institution, we want to hear from as many voices as we can—and no voices are more important to us than those who actually grew up in the 21st century. If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, we'd like to hear from you. It doesn't matter if you enjoy art, music, skateboarding, sports, or video games. It doesn't even matter what your grades are like. If you grew up on Nickelodeon, we want to know what you think.