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No More Paughtraits: John Singer Sargent at Ease

As part of Americans Abroad, 1860-1915, an exhibition featuring work made by American artists in Europe in the late 19th century, the PMA is honored to welcome Sarah Cash, Ph.D for a special lecture. Cash, Associate Curator in the Department of American and British Paintings at the National Gallery of Art and formerly the Bechhoefer Curator of American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, is one of the nation’s leading experts on American painting in the Gilded Age.

Barnet Scholars Noontime Talk

Lauren Kroiz is associate professor in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Cultivating Citizens: The Regional Work of Art in the New Deal Era (University of California Press, 2018) and Creative Composites: Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle (University of California Press, 2012).

Noontime Talk: Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture

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.

Join us this week to explore the modernist’s expansive artistic practice and his efforts to enlarge and challenge conventional notions of sculptural boundaries.

Free for members or with museum admission

Noontime Talk: Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture

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.

Join us this week to explore the modernist’s expansive artistic practice and his efforts to enlarge and challenge conventional notions of sculptural boundaries.

Free for members or with museum admission

Mindfulness in the Galleries: Noguchi and the Zen Aesthetic


Meet in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall. Seats will be provided. 
During this meditation session quiet your mind, relieve stress, and look closely with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

Free with admission 

Noontime Talk: Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan

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 us to discuss the masterful artwork of Ashley Bryan as a part of the PMA's new exhibition Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan, on view through November 25, 2108. This talk celebrates the long and prolific creative career of one of Maine's most loved living artists.

Noontime Talk: Americans Abroad, 1860-1915

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 us and xxamine watercolors, prints, and paintings by American artists who travelled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late 19th century, including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt

Free for members or with museum admission

Noontime Talk: Americans Abroad, 1860-1915

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 us and xxamine watercolors, prints, and paintings by American artists who travelled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late 19th century, including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt

Free for members or with museum admission

2018 Annual Copper Beech Tree Lighting

Portland has changed considerably in the past 100 years, but one constant has been the copper beech tree at the PMA—and, for much of that time, the lighting of the tree for the holidays. Become a part of the tradition with our annual ceremony, commemorated this year with season-inspired poems, music, and streetside s’mores from The Marshmallow Cart. It all leads up to the spectacular lighting of the copper beech tree.

6 p.m. program start
6:30 p.m. lighting

Free admission

Meet in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park at the Portland Museum of Art.

Xenology: Instruments and Projections

Krzysztof Wodiczko, artist, Hiroshima Art Prize recipient and former director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the head of Interrogative Design Group at MIT delivers the keynote presentation for Art + Politics, a one-day public symposium addressing the role of art in relation to political dialogue and civic action. Part of Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways, on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art October 5 through December 14.