Events

Saturday
October 21, 2017
11:00 am
Silhouette art—a beautiful memento of a time and place, particularly of children—is no longer practiced the way it once was. Fortunately, the PMA has one of the few remaining practitioners of this unique art form with visiting artist Ruth Monsell. Join us for a special Family Day inspired by Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830, take a family gallery tour of the exhibition, and learn how to make your own silhouette.
Thursday
October 26, 2017
6:00 pm
Tour led by Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator.
Friday
October 27, 2017
5:00 pm
In the spirit of the Halloween season, we'll explore the spooky side of Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830. The Maine Historical Society and historian Libby Bischof join us for a close look at mourning embroidery and memorial portraits to underscore how 18th and 19th century America used painting and needlework to commemorate loved ones after death, and to offer insight into old funeral customs. Watch a demonstration by silhouette artist Ruth Monsell, who will create a ghostly likeness of you.
Thursday
November 9, 2017
3:30 pm
Teachers are our best allies when it comes to sharing the PMA collection with Maine youth, and this free Open House shows our appreciation.
Saturday
November 18, 2017
11:00 am
Please join us for a free drawing workshop with children's book illustrator and author, Scott Nash.
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