Category Archives: Portland Museum of Art

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 A book launch and presentation by Winky Lewis and Susan Conley will take place on Thursday, May 5 at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Find Creative Gifts at PMA Store This Holiday Season

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is encouraging shoppers to skip the crowded malls and box stores this holiday season and to enjoy each other’s company at the museum in beautiful downtown Portland. Enjoy the wonderful exhibitions, visit the PMA store, and discover gifts that you can’t find anywhere else, from locally made accessories and home goods to exclusive […]

“Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from Paul G. Allen Family Collections”

Claude Monet’s “Le bassin aux nymphéas,” 1919, oil on canvas, The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present a major exhibition exploring the evolution of European and American landscape painting. “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” features 39 paintings from five centuries of masterpieces drawn from the collection of Microsoft […]

PMA Biennial Exhibit Says “You Can’t Get There From Here”

Work of Brett Bigbee featured in this year’s biennial Opening October 8, “You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial” highlights Maine’s artistic legacies in the making. Curated by Alison Ferris, this year’s Biennial provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets of Maine’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition will […]

September Picks At PMA

The Portland Art Museum has plenty to offer in September including exhibitions, programming, and activities that promise to entertain and engage. Take one last peek at Directors’ Cut: Selections From the Maine Art Museum Trail,  closing on September 20 to make way for You Can’t Get There From Here: The 2015 PMA Biennial, opening October 8. Wait, there’s […]

July/August Happenings at Portland Museum of Art

Andrew Wyeth’s “Turkey Pond” “Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail” is a special exhibition that presents highlights of Maine’s art history from the state’s most-renowned museums. From 19th-century realism to American modernism to contemporary photography, this eclectic exhibition of Maine’s best-known artists includes work by Lois Dodd, Richard Estes, Robert Indiana, Andrew Wyeth, and more—all […]

Rose Marasco retrospective opens at Portland Museum of Art

Rose Marasco is perhaps Maine’s most-prolific living photographer, having lived and photographed in Portland and its surrounding communities for more than 35 years. The photographs in Rose Marasco: index are stunning and display extraordinary range, encompassing everything from her images of the urban environment to her unexpectedly poetic response to the natural world, and her […]

First-Ever Retrospective of One of Maine’s Greatest Living Photographs on View at the PMA

“Projection No. 5” by Rose Marasco The Portland Museum of Art is proud to present Rose Marasco: index, the latest exhibition in the PMA’s Circa series. The exhibition is the photographer’s first-ever retrospective, and the PMA is honored to bring it to its audiences. The exhibition is on view April 24 through December 6, 2015. […]

A trip to the PMA in 2015 is a resolution you can keep

If you’ve visited the PMA recently, you know how exceptional the past year has been at the museum. From once-in-a-generation exhibitions like Richard Estes’ Realism and Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection to our newest can’t miss series, #ThirdThursPMA—the PMA has never been better. If you haven’t had a chance to swing by, don’t […]

Portland Museum of Art Hires New Curatorial Fellow

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is pleased to announce that Diana Jocelyn Greenwold has been hired as Curatorial Fellow. Under the direction of PMA Chief Curator Jessica May, Greenwold will play an integral role in a multi-year project focused on the reevaluation and reinterpretation of the PMA’s collection, and will work closely with curators, […]

Monumental Robert Indiana Sculpture Presented at PMA

  At 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 7, during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present to the public Robert Indiana’s SEVEN (1980/2003)—a monumental contemporary sculpture that will immediately become one of Portland’s most famous landmarks. As a longtime Vinalhaven resident, Indiana is a beloved part of Maine’s artistic heritage, […]

PMA Announces Strategic Vision and Positioning for the Future

Charles Shipman Payson Building, Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Photo by Craig Becker. The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) announced today a strategic vision for its future that includes a multifaceted collection project titled PMA 2016: Your Museum, Reimagined; a campus master plan; and an organizational restructuring that will position and prepare the PMA for […]