For Members

Members are at the heart of the PMA, and we couldn’t do it without you.

Membership at the PMA is one of the best and most rewarding ways to contribute to the community. By becoming a member of the museum, you’ve chosen to support our mission and be a part of something truly special. We thank you for your dedication to the arts—your support and membership allow us to provide unique and engaging programming, events, and exhibitions to 150,000 visitors a year. When all is said and done, your involvement and membership are at the heart of the PMA.

More Ways to Support PMA

PMA Contemporaries at this year's Black & White Bash. Photo by C.A. Smith Photography.

Leadership Circles

Leadership Circles are our premium levels of membership and provide deep and meaningful engagement with the museum. There are several Leadership Circles available at the PMA, and we’d be happy to help you find the right fit. From The Contemporaries, a fun and vibrant circle, to the most exclusive and revered 1882 Circle, where you help define the museum’s direction, ethos, and mission, there is a Leadership Circle for you at the PMA.

Gifts and Donations

There are many ways to strengthen and support the PMA beyond membership. Gifts and donations provide integral support to the museum and and are fully tax deductible. Contributions to our Annual Fund directly support the PMA’s programs and mission. And our Planned Giving Program provides financial support to the museum through wills, trusts, life insurance gifts, and the like, and are effective means of providing tax and financial benefits for you and your family as well for the museum.

What's Going on at PMA?

August 29, 2019
Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

In the News

Maine Public
May 28, 2019 |

Maine Public is a media sponsor of In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950 to 1969, on exhibit through September 8th at the Portland Museum of Art. The show explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century and helped define the aesthetics of the nation’s counterculture. In the Vanguard includes artworks that demonstrate the innovative and collaborative nature of the Haystack experience.

Upcoming Events for Members

10/03
10:00 am
Members are invited to mark the opening of N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives with a special lecture and an early look at the exhibition before...
10/08
3:00 pm
Members are invited to mark the opening of N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives with a special lecture featuring Jessica May, Deputy Director and...
10/11
10:00 am
We’re saying “thank you” to our members all weekend long by combining two of our most popular member events: membership appreciation and...