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This Month at the Portland Museum of Art
December 2012
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Currently on Exhibit

Modern art makes a splash in Portland this summer with the special exhibition The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

This exhibition offers a master class in the key movements and figures that revolutionized art and culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the most important artists of the period, including Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, and Francis Bacon are among the artist whose paintings, sculpture, and works on paper are in this incredible collection.

The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste
for Modernism

Opening Thursday, May 2.

*Additional $5 surcharge

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Bernard osher lecture series

Henry N. Cobb: The Streets of Falmouth Neck: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

On Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Charles Shipman Payson Building, the PMA welcomes the building’s architect, Henry N. Cobb as the 2013 Bernard Osher Lecture Series speaker. In this illustrated lecture, Cobb will discuss Portland’s streets and squares and the ongoing dialogue between the memory of the city’s past, preoccupation with its present, and dream of its future.

Tickets are $10 for PMA members and $15 for non-members. Purchase tickets here or call (207) 775-6148. Lecture will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

Every Month

General PMA Tours take place daily at 2 p.m. Meet in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall.

Gallery Talks take place on selected Saturdays at 1 p.m. Led by PMA Docents, talks last 45 minutes and replace the scheduled tour that day. Visit the website for a complete listing of Gallery Talks.

PMA Movies are screened Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Visit pmamovies.org for additional special features. Tickets are $7 and available the day of the screening.


The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism opens

What Do You Think? Boats at Martigues by Raoul Duffy,
11:30 a.m.

Gallery Talk: Blueberry Rakers by David Brooks Stess, 1 p.m.

PMA Picks: Patsea Cobb, Gallery Officer, 11 a.m.

Teacher Preview Night for The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernsim, 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk: The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernsim, 1 p.m.


30th Anniversary of the opening of the Charles Shipman Payson Building

Curator Talk with Margaret Burgess, Susan Donnell and Harry W. Konkel Associate Curator of European Art, noon

Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx closes

Blueberry Rakers: Photographs by David Brooks Stess closes

PMA Picks: Heidi Brady, Gallery Officer, 11 a.m.

Gallery Talk: Landscapes at the PMA, 1 p.m.

Memorial Day
Summer Hours Begin–PMA Open Mondays!

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Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

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Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m.

In this new docu-feature, actor Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels the globe to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.

Movie Title

Like Someone In Love
Friday, May 17 & 24 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 & 25 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 & 26, 2 p.m.

When a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs she is surprised to find a shy and elderly committed academic.

Tickets $7

Tickets are sold on the day of the screening at the Visitor Experience Desk.

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André Derain (France, 1880–1954), Bridge over the Riou, 1906, oil on canvas, 32 1/2  x 40 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The William S. Paley Collection. © The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The William S. Paley Collection.; David Brooks Stess, Winnowing, circa 1991, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of VoxPhotographs, © David Brooks Stess.; Architalx courtesy of Sandy Agrafiotis Photography; Winslow Homer Studio ©trentbellphotography.

PMA Hours


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to
5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Open Mondays from Memorial Day (May 27) through Columbus Day.

$12 adults
$10 seniors (65+)

$10 students with I.D.
$6 youth 13 to 17
Children under 12 are free

PMA members receive free admission every day.

All programs are free with PMA admission unless otherwise indicated.

Friday Evenings are free from 
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Made possible through the generous support of Patricia and Cyrus Hagge and L.L.Bean.



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