For Teens

No matter who you are or what you have to say, the PMA has a work of art, an event, or a program just for you.

Whether you want to relax and reflect with extraordinary art, or to meet people, discover new perspectives, and have fun with friends, the museum is not only a safe space to discover yourself, but also brave space to express yourself.

Looking to stay active in your community, expand your horizons, and see your ideas come to life? We have programs designed with you in mind.

Everyone age 21 and under is free, through the generosity of Susie Konkel. Click here to learn more and sign up today




Homer High School Fellows

Are you a creative thinker with a strong point of view, who loves the idea of spending part of your summer in an art museum and on the coast? Our Homer High School Fellows program is a paid, part-time Fellowship program at the PMA open to rising Sophomore, Junior, or Seniors in High School who are able to secure a work permit if under age 16. The 2019 Fellowship will run tentatively from June 24 to August 2, with two full week intensives.

Each summer, the Homer High School Fellows work together to strengthen their community and develop their creative voices at the PMA and the Winslow Homer Studio, using the museum’s collection and special exhibitions as wellsprings of inspiration. They also learn what makes museums tick, visit artist studios, create original work, and share their experiences with others. Past Homer High School Fellows have produced and presented popular teen-oriented programming, found out Homer wasn’t who they thought he was, made lasting friendships, and much more. Check out the experiences of the 2016 Fellows here and the 2017 Fellows here.

The application period for Homer High School Fellows is now Closed

Questions about the job?
Contact: Martha Schnee, Youth and Teen Programs Coordinator
(207) 775-6148, ext. 3284

Job Shadows

The Portland Museum of Art encompasses a wide range of jobs—from fundraising and development to curatorial and from marketing to education—and when possible, we are happy to accommodate requests for job shadowing. Learn more about the museum industry by spending time with the people who make the PMA happen. Please send your inquiries at least two months in advance to

Contact Us

For more information about teen programming and opportunities, Contact: Martha Schnee, Youth and Teen Programs Coordinator
(207) 775-6148, ext. 3284, or

Homer High School Fellows is supported by the Lunder Homer Education Endowment at the Portland Museum of Art.