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?

January 3, 2019
Director of Communications
The PMA lost a great friend this Sunday when Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein passed away. Roz was a longtime Trustee and one of the "Museum Five," a group of five women who helped shape the PMA—and the Portland—that you know today. We all owe her tremendous gratitude and will miss her terribly. Learn more about her and the Museum Five in the Portland Press Herald story.

In the News

Artscope Magazine
October 31, 2018 |

The Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi displayed an impressive range throughout his decades-long career, producing not only traditional sculpture, but also stage sets, memorials and furniture. His forays into industrial, landscape and interior design evince his belief that sculpture belongs in all realms of life, not merely to be placed on a pedestal and stared at. Hence,  Beyond the Pedestal, the title of the Portland Museum of Art’s exhibition, a rare Maine retrospective of Noguchi’s work.

Upcoming Events for Members

10:00 am
This winter, you’re invited to discover a holistic and multifaceted exhibition that repositions the cultures, voices, and artists of the...
7:00 pm
Think you know your museum? Test your knowledge with fellow Contemporaries members at this year’s #PMAbash. It’s a whole new level to the...
1:00 pm
This February The PMA blossoms once again for Art in Bloom. The return of this event sees more floral arrangements from local professional...