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Drop-in Life Drawing

Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson explores social norms, theatrical artifice, and idle pleasure in Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. His "cinematic paintings" are inspired in part by French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau’s pastoral scenes of 18th century aristocrats.

A Day With(out) Art

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Portland Museum of Art is participating in A Day With(out) Art. Organized in 1989 in response to the AIDS epidemic, this annual event recognizes the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourages caring for all people with AIDS; educates diverse publics about HIV infection; and helps find a cure.

Director’s Circle and Contemporaries Holiday Open House

Ring in the holiday season with fellow Director’s Circle and Contemporaries members at the annual Holiday Party. Enjoy a private viewing of N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, indulge in festive food and drinks, and take advantage of a 20% discount and free gift wrapping at the PMA Store while shopping local vendors Cat Bates and Amalia Moon.

 

Project Launch: North Atlantic Triennial Panel Discussion

Maine’s presence in the North Atlantic is changing; the state is poised to become the eastern gateway to the Arctic. Today, Maine is leading efforts to combat climate change, strengthen trade relationships, and exchange cutting-edge research to diversify and expand Maine’s economy as well as the PMA’s efforts to create an international context for art of this region for the very first time. This two-part panel presents information about Maine’s role in the North across various sectors as well as new opportunities for artistic exchange.

Noontime Talk: Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture

Hear from Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Interpretation Christian Adame about the new exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture

Friday, November 8
Noon

No registration required
Free with museum admission

 

Noontime Talk: N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

Hear from Professor of English and Cinema Studies at Bowdoin College Aviva Briefel about the landmark exhibition N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives.

Friday, November 15
Noon

No registration required
Free with museum admission

 

Noontime Talk: Barbara Morgan: Letter to the World

Associate Educator for Youth Learning Meghan Quigley will lead movement exercises inspired by the dance photography in in Barbara Morgan: Letter to the World

Friday, December 20
Noon

No registration required
Free with museum admission

 

Noontime Talk: Barbara Morgan: Letter to the World

Hear from Associate Curator of American Art Diana Greenwold about dynamic images of modern dance, experiments in photomontage, and gestural light drawings featured in Barbara Morgan: Letter to the World

Friday, December 20
Noon

No registration required
Free 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, November 14
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

Members enjoy unlimited museum admission, special lectures and discounts, and more. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all that membership offers. Membership starts at $5 a month

 

Mindfulness in the Galleries

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

4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5
No registration required
Free for members, or with museum admission

Members enjoy unlimited museum admission, special lectures and discounts, and more. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all that membership offers. Membership starts at $5 a month