To Our Community
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Graeme Kennedy
1w ago
We strive to serve you through dynamic, inclusive, and engaging art experiences that bring us together and foster community. And as one of Maine’s oldest nonprofits, we take this responsibility seriously. The PMA will forever be in the public trust, and it is in that trust that we openly share a few present challenges for the museum, and the difficult decisions we’re making today to build a more sustainable tomorrow. Like many museums, municipal, and cultural organizations, we continue to be adversely impacted by the instability of the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum was fortunate to receive ERC ..read more
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PMA Films: The Best Films of 2023
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Guest User
1w ago
PMA Films Specialist Chris Gray OFFERS A (HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE) TAKE ON THE YEAR IN FILM Subscribe to our films email and keep up to date on screenings, trailers, streaming recommendations, news, and more! In our biweekly PMA Films newsletter (link to subscribe above!), I offer some streaming recommendations that allow me to evangelize for some of the best films we’ve shown here, as well as others that head to other local theaters or straight to streaming. I also publish an annual Best of the Year list, which you can read below. While list-making season has long past, I was only able to ..read more
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PMA Films: A gorgeous evocation of rural Southern life and an intimate look at healthcare work and counseling
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Stephanie Visciglia
1M ago
PMA Films Specialist Chris Gray dives into our upcoming screenings for JANUARY 5-14 Subscribe to our films email and keep up to date on screenings, trailers, streaming recommendations, news, and more! Screening Times & Tickets: Friday, January 5 at 2 p.m. Friday, January 5 at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 6 at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 6 at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 7 at 12 p.m. Sunday, January 7 at 3 p.m. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt Imagine a melding of Julie Dash’s landmark Daughters of the Dust and more recent films by Terrence Malick and you’ll find yourself somewhere ..read more
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Boston Spirit Magazine: Portland Museum of Art’s ‘+ collection’ expands narrative about curation and exhibition process
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Hayley Barton
1M ago
Portland Museum of Art’s ‘+ collection’ expands narrative about curation and exhibition process January 11, 2024 By Loren King This article appears in Boston Spirit Magazine. The Portland Museum of Art’s exhibition “+ collection,” on view February 2 to April 28, celebrates some of the Maine museum’s most recent acquisitions. The show is also an intentional examination of how collections are made: which artists are represented, whose stories are told and who or what has been historically excluded. “The show is historical and contemporary. Certainly the way in which we look at artists now, we th ..read more
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Press Release: "Peggy Bacon: Biting, never Bitter" opening at the Portland Museum of Art Summer 2024
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Jane Rooks
1M ago
Exhibition dates: June 14, 2024, through February 2, 2025 For Immediate Release: January 4, 2024 Peggy Bacon (United States, 1895-1987), Auction Notice, 1931, ink on wove paper, 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Museum purchase with support from May-Leigh Call Smart, 1981.1089 Peggy Bacon: Biting, never Bitter explores the humor and sharp wit of one of the most insightful visual and literary artists of the 20th century On view at the Portland Museum of Art June 14, 2024, through February 2, 2025, Biting, never Bitter represents a timely and noteworthy solo presentation of P ..read more
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Family Days
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Stephanie Visciglia
1M ago
Family Days offer a day of art-making, films, and special learning opportunities for kids young in age and young at heart. Plan ahead for Family Days at the PMA and bring your friends, bring your kids, and bring your friends’ kids.   ..read more
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Press Release: "+ collection" opening at the Portland Museum of Art in February 2024
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Jane Rooks
1M ago
Exhibition dates: February 2 through April 28, 2024 For Immediate Release: December 18, 2023 Derrick Adams (United States, born 1970), This Could All Be Yours, 2020, inkjet and six color screen print on paper, 19 1/2 x 28 7/8 inches. Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Museum purchase with support from the Contemporary Art Fund, 2020.18. © Derrick Adams. Image courtesy of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. There are more than 19,000 artworks in the PMA collection—each one of them has a story.  The Portland Museum of Art has more than 19,000 objects in its collection, and o ..read more
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Portland Press Herald: Art review: Historic photos from Caribbean paired with contemporary art of the diaspora
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Stephanie Visciglia
1M ago
'Fragments of Epic Memory' at the Portland Museum of Art feels more like two distinct shows. December 24, 2023 By Jorge S. Arango This article appears in the Portland Press Herald. You have just two weeks left to see “Fragments of Epic Memory” (through Jan. 7), the headline exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art. It is well worth making an effort to get there if you want to experience how fantastically varied and vibrant the contemporary art of the Caribbean diaspora is today. It’s a celebration of kaleidoscopic talent and – with its companion display of 19th-century photography – extraordin ..read more
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PMA Films: A perfect deadpan romance, a deep dive into one of the world's great restaurants, and Muppets!
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Stephanie Visciglia
1M ago
PMA Films Specialist Chris Gray dives into our upcoming screenings for december 8-17 Subscribe to our films email and keep up to date on screenings, trailers, streaming recommendations, news, and more! Screening Times & Tickets: Friday, December 22 at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 24 at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 28 at 12 p.m. Thursday, December 28 at 3 p.m. Friday, December 29 at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 31 at 1 p.m. Fallen Leaves List-making season has begun, and I am absolutely stoked that we’ll be showing two of my very favorite films of 2023 for two weeks over the holi ..read more
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Free Digital PMA Guide
Portland Museum of Art Magazine
by Stephanie Visciglia
2M ago
The PMA is delighted to offer a guide in the Bloomberg Connects app!   Explore the PMA with our digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Our guide takes you behind the scenes with exclusive multimedia perspectives from artists, curators, and more. Use the app to plan your visit, then easily access helpful insights on-site. Afterward, dive deeper into your favorite works at home–or anywhere, anytime!   Our Bloomberg Connects guide features:  Audio Guide Stops for exhibitions like Passages in American Art   Collection highligh ..read more
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