Category Archives: museum

Here’s What’s Happening in May at PAM in Portland

A panel discussion “The Cocktail and its Earthly Origins” on May 12 Here’s a sampling of events at Portland Museum of Art. Be sure to check the website for a full list of events at http://www.portlandmuseum.org/ A book launch and presentation by Winky Lewis and Susan Conley will take place on Thursday, May 5 at […]

“Stories of the Land” concludes May 15 with Program + Reception

On April 28, the Farnsworth Art Museum opened the first of three public school art exhibitions on the Midcoast. Under the umbrella of “Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts-Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine,” a collaboration between the museum and eight schools, the first exhibition opened at the Camden Rockport Middle School as […]

CMCA Announces Opening Date for New Building in Rockland

Interior view of the new building under construction. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) announced that it will open its new building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The public opening celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with CMCA board chair Charlotte Dixon and director Suzette McAvoy […]

PMA Films: New Cinematic Program at Portland Museum of Art

The movie “Mustang,” plays March 3 & 6 as part of PMA Films The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) announced a new cinematic program at the museum, PMA Films, on February 12. As part of “Your Museum, Reimagined,”, the PMA’s multiyear project based on improved access and experiences with the museum’s collection, PMA Films allows […]

Youth Art Month Returns to PMA for 22nd Year

Rose Davis, Grade 8, Mt. Ararat Middle School The Portland Museum of Art and Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) are proud to welcome back the annual Youth Art Month exhibition—which features student art from across the state of Maine—to the PMA’s galleries for the 22nd year. The exhibition will be on view at the Portland […]

March {Mapping} Madness ArtLab for All Ages

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites you to create and experiment with March {Mapping} Madness on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at CMCA’s temporary South End location, 218 Main Street, Rockland. Dreaming of far off equatorial destinations? Arctic/Antarctic explorations? Imaginary travels in your own backyard? Choose your own adventure with a mystery bag […]

“About Buildings” Opens at Farnsworth Art Museum on Feb. 13

Elevation view (blueprint) for the Farnsworth Art Museum, c1948 On Saturday, February 13, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will open an exhibition of works focusing on buildings and the built environment. The exhibition of paintings, prints, three-dimensional work, maps and photographs will be on display in the museum’s Library Gallery through January 8, 2017. […]

PMA Opens First Phase of “Your Museum, Reimagined”

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is undergoing a significant transformation as part of a multiyear project focused on improved access to the museum’s collection titled “Your Museum, Reimagined.” The completed first phase of this comprehensive project, which opened to the public on January 22, includes the following: The Peggy L. Osher Art Study and […]

PMA Presents “Duncan Hewitt: Turning Strange”

Over the past 40 years, Maine-based artist Duncan Hewitt has made his mark transforming often-overlooked domestic items—such as forks, pot lids, and windshields—into beautiful and enigmatic objects. Visitors can engage with these sculptures during the artist’s first major solo exhibition, “Duncan Hewitt: Turning Strange,” the latest in the Portland Museum of Art’s Circa series of […]

UMaine Museum of Art opens Winter Exhibitions Jan. 15

DAN DOWD Untitled, 2013, The University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor opens three new exhibitions mid-January: “DAN DOWD: thick skinned,” “JON DAVIS: Three-Sided Dream,”and “RICHARD WHITTEN: Studiolo.”  UMMA brings modern and contemporary art exhibitions to the region, presenting approximately 12 original exhibitions each year. UMMA’s winter exhibitions open to the public on […]

PMA Announces Acquisitions of Paintings by Homer and Andrew Wyeth

Winslow Homer (United States, 1836-1910), An Open Window, 1872, oil on canvas, 17 7/8” x 13 7/8”.  Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Partial gift from an anonymous Maine family and partial museum purchase with funds from an anonymous foundation, 2015.21. Andrew Wyeth (United States, 1917–2009), River Cove, 1958, tempera on masonite, 48 x 30 5/16 […]

CMCA Announces Open Call for 2016 Biennial

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2016 CMCA Biennial Exhibition. Submissions will be accepted online through the CMCA website from January 4 through April 4, 2016. The CMCA Biennial is an open juried competition for artists at all stages of their career who have […]