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Noontime Talk: The Wreck of the SS Portland

Join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries. Free with museum admission.

Diana Greenwold, Associate Curator of American Art, explores the history around the famous steamship the SS Portland as dipected in Antonio Jacoben's The Portland.

Free for members or with admission.

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Noontime Talk: Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries for a thought-provoking discussion that enhances the PMA experience and ends your week with a bracing art talk. Free with museum admission.

This week join Jaime DeSimone, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art as she explores the PMA's newest exhibtion Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art in the Caribbean Archipelago

Free for members or with admission.

Noontime Talk: Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries for a thought-provoking discussion that enhances the PMA experience and ends your week with a bracing art talk. Free with museum admission.

This week join artists Lisa C Soto and Scherezade Garcia for a sneak peak at the upcoming exhibtion Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art in the Caribbean Archipelago. Please note the full exhibition opens to the public February 1, 2019

Noontime Talk: Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970

Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries for a thought-provoking discussion that enhances the PMA experience and ends your week with a bracing art talk. Free with museum admission.

This week join artist and MECA professor Justin Kirchoff, as he discusses the iconic work of American fashion photographer Richard Avedon as seen in Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970

Free for members or with admission.

Noontime Talk: Collection Favorites

Join Christian Adame, the Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Interpretation, as he discusses a favorite artwork from the PMA collection.

Free for members or with admission.

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Portland Symphony Orchestra in the Galleries

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Come in from the cold this January and join members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra as they bring PMA galleries to life with this special performance.

Thursday, January 17
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free with admission

PMA members enjoy free admission to exciting events like this and much more.
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Jazz in Bloom

The incredibly popular “Jazz in Bloom” event is back! Enjoy a morning of jazz from the Tracy McMullen Trio. Food and libations for sale in the PMA Cafe.

Free admission.

This program is presented as part of Art in Bloom 2019

Youth Art Month Celebration Reception

For twenty-five years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated on an annual exhibition of Kindergarten-12th grade student artwork from across the state of Maine. Artists are invited to this special celebration to share their work with family and friends, meet other Youth Art Month Artists, enjoy light refreshments and receive a certificate of participation. 
 
 
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Teacher and Educator Open House: Digging into Winslow Homer

Come explore Winslow Homer and ways to dynamically bring this iconic Maine artist’s work into your classroom! Discover ways to infuse lessons with Maine’s rich artistic history through the lens of Winslow Homer’s artwork, and through explorations of contemporary artists’ depictions of the Maine landscape. Enjoy a talk by renowned Winslow Homer Scholar and Bowdoin College Museum of Art Co-Director Frank Goodyear and activity demonstrations in the galleries led by museum educators and docents.

Winslow Homer’s Life on the Coast of Maine: Recent Discoveries SOLD OUT

Dive deeper into the PMA’s National Historic Landmark and prominent touchpoint in the history of American art: the Winslow Homer Studio. Located at Prouts Neck, Maine, the renovated studio is where American artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death. In this lecture, Dr. O’Leary will discuss the vast impact the famous Cliff Walk had on Homer, as well as its position in Maine’s cultural and natural heritage, through scholarship and invaluable insight gained during the painstaking restoration process.