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 comprised on artistically minded 21-45 year olds, 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?

March 28, 2018
Editorial and Brand Specialist
Filmmaker Erin Johnson's video in the 2018 PMA Biennial, "The Way Things Can Happen," helps us consider an alternate history in which the United States was destroyed by nuclear war through an innovative exploration of the 1983 TV movie "The Day After." Learn how she approached this material and join her for a discussion at the PMA during Free Friday on March 30.

In the News

March 13, 2018 |

Starting April 11, the Portland Museum of Art will offer free admission to visitors 21 years and younger. The Portland Museum of Art will begin offering free, unlimited admission to everyone age 21 and under on April 11. The program is made possible through the vision and generosity of Susie Konkel, a leading philanthropist and advocate for youth in Maine and the region.

Upcoming Events for Members

2:00 pm
Open to Sustaining level members, please join us for a discussion in the Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room...