PMA in the News

Portland Press Herald
November 19, 2015

The Portland Museum of Art, Portland police and the FBI on Thursday announced the recovery of the remaining two of six N.C. Wyeth paintings stolen from Portland landlord Joseph Soley in 2013.

Portland Press Herald
November 18, 2015

Aaron T Stephan has drawn the Vermeer painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” about 10,000 times. “I bet I could do it right now with my eyes closed,” the Portland artist said. “I’ve almost trained read the article

Portland Press Herald
November 4, 2015

The association between art – or at least artists – and alcohol is an old and storied one: Think F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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The Sun Journal
October 31, 2015

An incredible feast for the eyes greets you as you walk into the 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial exhibit titled, “You Can’t Get There From Here.” Visually exciting, it rendered me speechless read the article

Bangor Daily News
October 15, 2015

From supine video installations to a cornucopia of welded spikes to baskets woven by a Penobscot artist, the Portland Museum of Art’s “You Can’t Get There From Here” exhibition is a broad and read the article

The Forecaster
October 12, 2015

Group exhibitions that are not organized around a coherent theme, style or medium tend to be free-for-alls. Asked what holds the biennial together, Alison Ferris said, “Excellence. All of the art read the article

The Portland Phoenix
October 7, 2015

"You Can’t Get There From Here” seems a doubly apt title for the Portland Museum of Art’s 2015 Biennial, the first to be selected by an individual instead of a jury. The work selected by Alison read the article

Portland Press Herald
October 4, 2015

Theresa Secord considers it a sign of honor and respect that she enters the Portland Museum of Art through the door by the loading dock. In the past, she’s always come in through the front door, a read the article

Portland Press Herald
September 13, 2015

Mark Bessire knew the Portland Museum of Art would have a pretty good summer when he opened the Wall Street Journal the morning of July 15 and found a package of stories about the Maine Art Museum read the article

Art New England
September 9, 2015

PMA director Mark Bessire says the biennial enables the PMA to show its support for the next generation of great artists. He is quick to point out that, “at one time, all art was contemporary.… read the article