Portland Museum of Art Continues New Series "Third Thursdays" in July


Graeme Kennedy
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Seven Congress Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 699-4887

July 8, 2014

(Portland, Maine) Start Your Weekend Early with Third Thursdays at the Portland Museum of Art! The PMA is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on the Third Thursday of every month with live music, an outdoor bar and refreshments, and special events.  Enjoy a warm summer evening in the museum’s sculpture garden, meet new people, and share an artful experience! On Thursday, July17, listen to live bluegrass by Darlin' Corey and join us for a panel discussion with Creative Portland about the Role of the Museum in your community. Third Thursdays at the Portland Museum of Art are supported by the PMA Contemporaries and The VIA Agency. Start Your Weekend Early with Third Thursdays at the PMA! For more information visit, www.portlandmuseum.org.   

Upcoming Third Thursdays include:

Thursday, July 17: Sway to bluegrass by Darlin’ Corey. This evening’s program is “The Role of the Museum,” a panel discussion with by PMA Director Mark Bessire, Steve Bromage, executive director of the Maine Historical Society and Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of Creative Portland, about the impact of Portland’s museums. Share your thoughts in an interactive discussion, network with 2 Degrees connectors and newcomers, then enjoy the PMA’s exhibits. With today’s global networks and virtual technology, how are museums responding to dramatic shifts in our social, educational, and cultural lives? Is there a distinct role for Portland’s museums in our expanding creative community?

Thursday, August 21: Enjoy jazz by the Stephen Page jazz duo. Mix it up with Cocktails & Creatives, a social mixer hosted by AIGA Maine. Rub elbows with individuals in our creative economy, meet new people, and be inspired.

PMA Third Thursdays are supported by the Contemporaries, a membership circle for art enthusiasts ages 21 to 45. Corporate sponsorship is provided by The VIA Agency.

PMA Information

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

The museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland.

Summer Hours (beginning May 30): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Winter Hours (through May 29): Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $15 for students  Everyone age 21 and under is free, through the generosity of Susie Konkel. Admission is free every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. No admission is required to visit the PMA Café and PMA Store.

Winslow Homer Studio tours are available by reservation. For more information, call (207) 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org. For more information on Your Museum, Reimagined, the PMA’s multiyear project focused on improved access to the museum’s collection, visit portlandmuseum.org/reimagined.


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