Open House

Open House

A Free Community Day at the PMA

Join us for an all-day Open House with free admission for everyone, gallery talks with community members, and all-ages games and art-making activities. Explore an entirely new PMA and discover the strength and new visual presentation of the museum’s collection, which features 20% more art on view—often in new and surprising places—themed galleries, and interactive, multimedia kiosks.

Made possible through the generosity of TD Bank and TD Charitable Foundation, these events also mark the public openings of the museum’s spring exhibitions: The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Mistress and the Muse: Selections from the Isabelle and Scott Black Collection, and Artist’s Choice: Photographs from the Judy Glickman Lauder Collection.

Activities throughout the day include:

Community Highlights Catalog - Reimagine your favorite work of art in the PMA. Using a variety of drawing and collage materials, create your own version of your favorite work in the collection and leave it behind to be added into our community-created highlights catalog.

Community Voices - We are inviting community members to share personal responses to their favorite work in the collection. Hear unique 15-minute perspectives on the collection. 

12:30 p.m. Lucas St. Clair
President, Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.

Frederic Edwin Church's Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp
Meet in the Glickman Gallery, Payson Building, 2nd Floor

1:30 p.m. Jenny McGee Dougherty
Artist, jennymcgeed.com

Timothy O'Sullivan's Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico, In a Niche Fifty Feet Above Present Cañon Bed
Meet in the Special Exhibition Gallery, Payson Building, 1st Floor
The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum

2:30 p.m. Erin Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Bowdoin College, erinjohnson.online

Jenny Holzer's Left Hand
Meet in the Contemporary Bay B Gallery, Payson Building, 2nd Floor

3 p.m. Pious Ali
Portland City Councilor, At-Large

John Frederick Peto's Rack Picture with Portrait of Lincoln
Meet in the Friedman Gallery, Payson Building, 2nd Floor

3:30 p.m. Peter Dore
Furniture designer and woodworker, peterjdore.com

Jacques Lipchitz' The Bather
Meet in the Palladian Gallery, L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries
The Mistress and the Muse: Selections from the Isabelle and Scott Black Collection

4 p.m. Isabelle Pardales
Senior, Yarmouth High School

Neil Welliver's Two Boys in a Canoe
Meet in the Contemporary Bay A Gallery, Payson Building, 2nd Floor

5 p.m. Terrence Wolfe
Artist and Educator

Marc Swanson's Untitled (Hooking Buck Head Down)
Meet in the Payson Building, 4th Floor Gallery
 

Admission for the Community Open House is courtesy of TD Bank and TD Charitable Foundation.
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