PMA Members

Beautiful Blackbird: An Adaptation of the Story by Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan’s lauded storybook Beautiful Blackbird comes to vivid life when the Portland Museum of Art, the Theater Ensemble of Color, and Portland Ovations Offstage come together to bring his timeless fable to the stage. Inspired by a traditional story from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia, Blackbird tells the uplifting tale of the only bird in the forest to have black feathers, and his lessons for the other birds, who are envious of his beauty.

In Conversation: Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan

Join us for a lively discussion between Nick Clark, Director of the Ashley Bryan Center; Maine artist Daniel Minter; and moderator Jennifer DePrizio, former Director of Learning & Interpretation at the PMA. 

A masterful storyteller through both words and visuals, Ashley Bryan gathers inspiration from a variety of sources, including African folktales, spirituals, poetry, and music, creating vibrant work that has enthralled audiences for generations. This program is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan

In Conversation: “Maine Pictorialism”

The PMA is proud to offer a special discussion with Diana Greenwold, Libby Bischof, and Susan Danly in conjunction with the exhibition Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925.

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.

Noontime Talk: Mindfulness and Art: A Practice In The Galleries

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 for the summer solstice, quiet your mind, relieve stress, and look closely with this 30-minute facilitated mindfulness session.

 

 

Noontime Talk: New acquisitions

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 Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator as she discusses some of the most interesting works of art recently acquired by the PMA.

 

 

Fine Art of Portrait Photography

Not only does your membership get you into all things PMA, but you can also take advantage of Portland’s other great art institutions and make the most of the Maine arts community. Thanks to our good friends at the Maine College of Art, we are thrilled to offer our members special intensive courses at the PMA.

These intimate classes take place in Osher Hall on the MECA Campus, 522 Congress Street, and are just $50 for PMA members.

Fine Art of Visual Storytelling

Not only does your membership get you into all things PMA, but you can also take advantage of Portland’s other great art institutions and make the most of the Maine arts community. Thanks to our good friends at the Maine College of Art, we are thrilled to offer our members special intensive courses at the PMA.

These intimate classes take place in Osher Hall on the MECA Campus, 522 Congress Street, and are just $50 for PMA members.

2018 Contemporaries Midsummer Party

Contemporaries Midsummer Party

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park in the Joan B. Burns Garden
 
Free to Contemporaries Members

$50.00 non-member (event registration fee may be credited toward a new Contemporaries membership)
 

Spirit of the Dance Community Celebration

Join us on the grass as we unveil the newest work of art in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park: William Zorach's monumental 1932 sculpture Spirit of the Dance. The park comes alive with bluegrass music, food trucks, family activities, and more! Meet in the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park in the Joan B. Burns Garden.