The PMA is a great place to visit all year long, but there’s something special about visiting the museum this time of year. As friends and family come together to enjoy the season, make a trip to the Portland Museum of Art one of your holiday traditions.From the annual lighting of our copper beech tree and carol singalong, to shopping for loved ones at the PMA Store, to discovering art together at Family Day, the PMA is at its finest this month. So come by, bring loved ones, and share in the joy of your museum.
Alexander Calder’s Snow Flurry III is one of the most beloved sculptures in the PMA. Notice how the mobile-like work evokes the magic of a gentle snowfall, and then on January 10 at 10 a.m. make your own sculpture that does the same.
The PMA will provide all the art supplies you need—white pipe cleaners, silver reflective paper, white foam shapes, and more—to create a bit of winter wonderland that you can hold in your hand.
PMA Family Days shine a spotlight on all the ways the museum gets families engaged with art together. Take advantage of the PMA’s family guides and stroller kits, enjoy a kid-friendly meal in the PMA Café, take a 1 p.m. Family Walk & Talk through the galleries, and investigate the PMA Family Space—all while letting your inspiration run wild with the Pop Up Studio, PMA Art Cart, and Family-Day-exclusive arts and craftsmaking activities. Come when you want, stay as long as you want, and bring the kids. Let’s have some fun.
The book-club experience comes to art with the What Do You Think? series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café. On January 8 at 11:30 a.m., spend time studying the perfect balance and aesthetic pleasures of Calder’s Snow Flurry III and then discuss your impressions with others.