Event

Free Friday (teen edition!)

Come to the PMA for a special Teen Night edition of Free Friday! Young adults ages 13-19 will have all access to the PMA, including free food, a raffle and giveaways, complimentary tickets to a special screening of Faces Places at 6 p.m., and art projects designed and run by our Homer High School Fellows.

Members Open House and Evening Reception for The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

Members are invited to attend a private viewing of The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial before it opens to the public. 

Members Open House
Thursday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2 p.m. lecture with Judy and Leonard Lauder Director Mark Bessire in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium.

PMA Family Day: OK Go Video Jukebox and Tinkering with Breakwater School

February 21, 22, and 23, 11:30 a.m.

Rock and pop band OK Go have attracted a dedicated following as much from their wildly inventive music videos as their infectious songs. We've put together an hour-long program of some of the band's most ingenious music videos paired with behind-the-scenes footage to show you how they made them. We'll take a journey through optical illusions, carefully choreographed robotic motor scooter drone performances, zero gravity, and Rube Goldberg-ian reaction machines. 

PMA Family Day: Winter Sculptures

Build a snowflake sculpture using paper with hues inspired by the PMA collection. Visiting artist Sarah Yakawonis leads visitors of all ages in creating sculptures by cutting and twisting paper into symmetrical, one-of-a-kind snowflakes. After making art, explore the galleries or join a docent-led gallery tour just for kids!

Family Days are made possible in part by the Peggy L. Osher Education Endowment at the Portland Museum of Art.

Mornings at the Museum: The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

Leaders of the business community are invited to a private breakfast and viewing of the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Enjoy welcoming remarks by Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director, followed by curator-led tours of the new exhibitions.

The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is made possible by the William E. and Helen E. Thon Endowment Fund with additional support by the PMA Contemporaries.

Director's Circle and Contemporaries Council Evening Preview and Opening Reception for the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

Join Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director, and Nat May, guest curator of the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, at an exclusive program and reception.

The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is made possible by the William E. and Helen E. Thon Endowment Fund with additional support by the PMA Contemporaries.

R.S.V.P. by January 16 to Ashleigh Hill at (207) 494-5346 or ahill@portlandmuseum.org.

Noontime Talk: "The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis"

End your week with art! Each Friday at noon, join a curator, educator, scholar, or artist in the galleries.

This week, join Andrew Eschelbacher, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art, for his talk on the exhibition The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis.

SOLD OUT: PMA360: Weatherbeaten and Wine

Please note: this event has sold out. Click here for upcoming PMA360 programs at the PMA.

Experience works of art in an entirely new way: taste. Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, and PMA educators for a lively discussion about their art-inspired victuals, as well as the paintings and sculpture upon which they are based. Follow along with a tasting flight of wines.