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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!

Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

HORN FROM THE HEART: The Paul Butterfield Story focuses on the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. As a teen-age harmonica player from Chicago’s south side, Paul learned the blues from the original masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend.

Perceiving Apples

It’s hard to find a Mainer who doesn’t appreciate—or love—apples, but have you ever tried a Briggs Auburn, Winthrop Greening, or Nutting Bumpus? These apples, and many more, originated in Maine and continue to play an important role in each of Maine's sixteen counties. Apples are at the center of Maine's agricultural history. 

Noontime Talk

Come Explore In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 with Associate Curator of American Art Diana Greenwold

Friday, September 6
Noon

No registration required
Free with museum admission

 

Noontime Talk

"Ghetto Wall #2 is essential to the PMA’s growing collection of art by Driskell. Not only does it establish the power and authority of his early work as an artist, it helps us to tell the story of his full career, including his sensitive and incredibly powerful response to this vital moment in American history." — Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator

Come explore David Driskell’s landmark work, Ghetto Wall #2, with Judy and Leonard Lauder Director Mark Bessire.

Noontime Talk

Hear from Passamaquoddy basketweaver Jeremy Frey about his art-making practice on display in Basket, featured in
Open-Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art

Friday, September 20
Noon

No registration required
Free with museum admission

 

Mindfulness in the Galleries

On the autumn equinox, day and night are of equal length, marking the need to balance the light and darkness within ourselves. We are also reminded, as the leaves begin to fall, of nature’s cycles of renewal and impermanence

4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

Mindfulness in the Galleries

Quiet your mind, relieve stress, and look closely with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

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Free Day: Stories in Art

Please join us as the PMA opens its doors to all, free of charge. It’s the perfect time for members to bring family, friends, and guests to share what makes your museum so vital and to revel in the power of art with community members. Enjoy artist-led activities for all ages, as well as special performances and storytelling, pop-up talks in the galleries, and much more.
Mark your calendar and spread the word!

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

Free admission for all

Evening for Educators

Are you an educator who’d like to know more about how the PMA can align with your teaching goals?