PMA in the News

Portland Press Herald
February 10, 2016

Married filmmakers Desi Van Til and Sean Mewshaw of Portland will be sending out their valentines a little early this year, on movie screens across the country.

The Free Press
February 9, 2016

The Portland Museum of Art is rethinking how museum is done. The first step in the extensive makeover, Your Museum, Reimagined, kicked off with a three week renovation closure from January 4 read the article

Maine Today
February 8, 2016

“There isn’t a proper, dedicated arthouse theater in Portland. With places like the PMA, we’re looking to make it another piece of a sort of virtual arthouse in town.”

That’s Jon Courtney, read the article

Portland Press Herald
February 7, 2016

Duncan Hewitt’s excellent Circa series exhibition “Turning Strange” at the Portland Museum of Art features several dozen objects: ice skates, balaclavas, mattresses, nails, windshields, fire read the article

MPBN
February 5, 2016

The Portland Museum of Art reopened late last month after closing for three weeks.

If you’re not a careful observer of the museum, you might not see a lot that’s different — the closure is read the article

Portland Press Herald
January 31, 2016

If you are not a routine visitor to the Portland Museum of Art, the changes made during the recent three-week closure may be easy to overlook.

Ticket prices have gone up from $12 to $15, read the article

MaineBiz
January 25, 2016

Mark Bessire, director of the Portland Museum of Art, readily acknowledges it's a fair question to ask why the museum is engaged in a multi-year effort to reimagine itself when its metrics are read the article

Portland Press Herald
January 3, 2016

The Portland Museum of Art will close for nearly three weeks in January. Floors will be sanded and refinished, walls painted and the museum scrubbed top to bottom. When the museum reopens Jan. 22 read the article

Portland Press Herald
January 1, 2016

The Portland Museum of Art has acquired an oil painting by Winslow Homer and added an egg tempera painting by Andrew Wyeth that it has shown regularly since 1992.

The New York Times
December 31, 2015

The Portland Museum of Art in Maine hardly seems to need another Homer. It already has nearly 700 works by him, as well as the Winslow Homer Studio, where Homer lived and painted from 1884 until read the article