Families

2019 Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Don't make your holiday plans without saving a place for the PMA's annual tree lighting ceremony. Portland's Poet Laureate Linda Aldrich shares season-inspired poems; musicians from 317 Main Community Music Center present holiday songs; and the Black Tie Company provides festive treats for your enjoyment. It all leads up to the spectacular lighting of the 100-year-old copper beech tree. Following the lighting, warm up in the museum with hands-on activities and open galleries. Following the lighting, warm up in the museum with hands-on activities and open galleries.

Member Appreciation Weekend

Members make everything we do at the PMA possible, and Member Appreciation Weekends is their chance to enjoy special offers and events at the PMA. If you're not a member, you can still join and take part; we're thankful for all of you.

From Friday, October 11 through Saturday October 12, members enjoy the following extra benefits:

Lantern-Making

The PMA is partnering with the Friends of Deering Oaks Park and the Annual Portland Lantern Walk, with this special Family Day program that helps kids experience the joy of creativity and teaches them how to make wondrous lanterns!

Member Appreciation Weekend

Members make everything we do at the PMA possible, and Member Appreciation Weekends is their chance to enjoy special offers and events at the PMA. If you're not a member, you can still join and take part; we're thankful for all of you.

From Friday, October 11 through Saturday October 12, members enjoy the following extra benefits:

Free Day: Stories in Art

This November the PMA opens its doors to all, free of charge. Enjoy family friendly art-making activities with local illustrator Abe Tensia, as well as special performances & movement workshops with teaching artist Janoah…anygoodjokes?, pop-up talks in the galleries, story times, and much more.

Saturday, November 9
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free admission for all

 

Homage to Haystack: Textiles in the Trees

In the 1960s, many fiber instructors at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts such as Olga de Amaral and Ted Hallman, led community projects that engaged with the landscape to create unique works and memorable experiences for both participants and audience alike

Floral Crown and Garland Making

Spring is here, so come join the PMA in welcoming the season with a hands-on floral crown and garland making activity.

This family-friendly event is free as part of the First Friday Art Walk.

Friday, May 3
Drop-in between
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

First Friday opening of the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park

The PMA opens the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park for the 2019 season and welcomes Isamu Noguchi's vibrant work Play Sculpture with food vendors, cash bar, and live music.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7
open to the public

 

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Cat Mask Making

Join us for a drop-in activity for all ages.

Make a cat mask or cat toy with educators from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

FREE
Meet in Selma Wolf Black Great Hall

Presented as part of CatVideoFest

Cat Mask Making

Join us for a drop-in activity for all ages

Make a cat mask or cat toy with educators from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

FREE!
Meet in Selma Wolf Black Great Hall

Presented as part of CatVideoFest