Posts Tagged ‘Portland Museum of Art’

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What’s Your Opinion?

May 9, 2021

Portland Museum of Art


The information below was passed on by retired art teacher and artist Christine Higgins, a member of Union of Maine Visual Artists and ARRT! – Artists’ Rapid Response Team. If you have questions please email Christine at cmjh@megalink.net.

As the Portland Museum of Art considers uses for the building adjacent to PMA, why not have it dedicated to an arts education center focused on Maine’s youth? It could be a fabulous opportunity to offer experiences in all the arts- music, dance, writing, and the visual arts.  Perhaps educators and artist in this state could unite to advocate?

The invitation below is from Alicia Coll, Philanthropy and Campaign Administrator at the Portland Museum of Art.

Please join us for a virtual Zoom PMA Listening Session held especially for Artists with PMA consultant and host Paul Johnson, Principal of Creative Fundraising Advisors, on Monday, May 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm, please reply to this email to confirm. 

Monday, May 10, 2021

5:00PM-6:00PM EST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/2242615853

Meeting ID: 224 261 5853

Thank you for considering sharing your thoughts and opinions with us about how to maximize the use of the building adjacent to the PMA at 142 Free Street, purchased by PMA in 2019, so that it most effectively serves our visitors and our community. It will be very helpful as we plan for the future of the PMA. We hope you will join us and look forward to listening and learning from you. 

Alicia’s email address is acoll@portlandmuseum.org.

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ARRT! Collaboration

April 8, 2021

Portland Museum of Art and Portland High School

Collaboration comes in many forms and can make a huge difference in the education of students. I’ve observed collaborations that start with a small idea and grow into a long-term meaningful learning opportunity. Quite often, not only are students learning but the adults, who are behind the details, are expanding their knowledge as well.

One such opportunity is presently underway at Portland High School (PHS) in collaboration with the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). The PMA Learning & Teaching Specialist Meghan Quigley Graham has been working with the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Partnerships since 2019. The PPS/PMA Partnerships was established as a way to connect with educators and students in the district on a deeper level. The partnerships work with individual educators to collaboratively build opportunities for free-choice, student-driven learning. Through these partnerships, they learn more about access barriers and opportunities for the PMA to be a better resource for educators throughout Maine. These partnerships within the PPS district help to inform ways that the museum can expand capacity for more direct collaboration with educators in other districts.

Meghan has been working with art teacher Louis Pierre Lachapelle as part of the PPS/PMA Partnerships. Louis taught at Lincoln Middle School before taking the position at Portland High School two years ago. This school year, Meghan and Louis wanted to connect students with artists featured in the Untitled 2020: Art from Maine in a ____ Time exhibition at the PMA. It was important that the youth voice be a part of this exhibition in some way, as young people have a lot to express about the year that 2020 was, just as the artists featured in the exhibition do. The PMA’s main role in this partnership was to connect Louis and the Artists’ Rapid Response Team (ARRT)! They will also be reflecting on the experience and sharing that out with wider audiences once the collaboration is complete. They hope to find a way to display some of the artwork that students create.

Each week the artists of ARRT! connect with Louis’ advanced students and provide them feedback and comments on the art they have underway. Students are inspired by the conversations and are very engaged in the opportunity. Louis acknowledged that not only do the artists’ have so much to offer students but PMA does as well. It’s a win-win for everyone.

For those who don’t know ARRT! they create banners and props to promote the work of progressive non-profits across Maine. You can learn more at THIS LINK. ARRT! artists’ are also members of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA). ARRT! collaborates with 60+ non-profit, progressive groups to promote social change in Maine. ARRT artists’ are pleased to be working with the PHS students in Louis’ classes. They are concerned about the future so being able to work with high schoolers provides a wonderful opportunity to address their concern. With the pandemic ARRT! has shifted how they perform their mission. Maine artist Natasha Mayers who established ARRT! says: “One of the best things to come out of this work with the PHS class is to work as a team, an expert panel, seeing how much we  have to offer the students. I’m overwhelmed by the skill and kindness and generosity and insight that the other ARRTists bring to the discussion. The students get feedback from at least 3 or 4 of us. Lucky students.”  In addition, this opportunity opens up a new window for ARRT. “We have worked together for years, but not in this way, so it is a new appreciation of each other and of ARRT! collaboration.”

ARRT! was selected to participate in the juried exhibition Untitled, 2020: Art From Maine In A _______ Time, which runs until May 31, 2021. The PMA is now open to the public by advance time ticketed only.

Meghan said: “PMA is always looking for more ways to collaborate and partner with Maine educators! If anyone is interested in discussing potential collaborations and partnerships with the PMA.” Please contact Meghan at mquigley@portlandmuseum.org.

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Youth Art Month

March 3, 2021

Maine Art Education Association and Portland Museum of Art

For almost 30 years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month (YAM) to Maine. This annual exhibition showcases the incredible work produced by K-12 students throughout the state, representing a wide variety of youth perspectives and artistic practices in Maine. MAEA member teachers – the dedicated individuals at the forefront of Maine’s quality school art programs – each select one piece of exemplary work from their classrooms to represent the creative efforts of their students and to empower students with a passion and talent for art.

For the first time, YAM is digital, which brings exciting opportunities to share the artwork of Maine’s youth with a wider audience. We hope that the artworks in this exhibition inspire more creativity, spark more conversations, and garner support for more arts education in our schools and in our communities. Art is a powerful, expressive tool through which people of all ages find their voice, their passion, and their power.  

The exhibit is always an opportunity to share the pride of what each student experiences making art. The digital exhibition is LIVE and available to be viewed, shared, admired, and all the other things we will do in celebrating the artwork on display throughout Youth Art Month. You can find the exhibition by clicking on this link: https://www.portlandmuseum.org/yam-2021.

Over 80 artworks were submitted to YAM 2021 from students and teachers across the state of Maine. The art on view explores themes around identity, the natural world, home, and portraiture. View the art work by grade levels or in its entirety by clicking below.

grades K-4

grades 5-8

grades 9-12

the entire exhibit

Youth Art Month is supported by the Onion Foundation and the Peggy L. Osher Education Endowment at the Portland Museum of Art, with corporate Support from Norway Savings Bank.

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Youth Art Month

February 23, 2021

Portland Museum of Art Exhibit

Sign up today. Registration closes February 24

Virtual exhibition opens March 1, 2021There are just two days left to register for Youth Art Month 2021. Youth Art Month emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. To register your students, please review all the information on our website and contact Meghan Quigley Graham, Learning and Teaching Specialist, with any additional questions. All artists and their families are invited to the Youth Art Month digital celebration on Saturday, March 13. 

REGISTER NOW

For almost 30 years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. This year marks the first time that Youth Art Month at the PMA will be digital.  

This annual exhibition emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition will begin digitally on March 1, 2021 on the PMA’s website.

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Youth Art Month

February 4, 2021

Maine Art Education Association

For almost 30 years, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. We are happy to announce that this tradition continues. This year marks the first time that Youth Art Month at the PMA will be digital.

This annual exhibition emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition will begin digitally on March 1, 2021 on the PMA’s website.  
This year, registration will be open longer and without the hassle of framing or dropping off artwork. 
Registration will be open from 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  

  • To submit student work, you must be a current member of MAEA. Check your membership status, email membership chair Hope Lord before completing the online registration.
  • You may submit one artwork per teacher per school.
  • Artwork created by multiple students or work with multiple teachers is not permitted.
  • Artwork must be photographed properly (see our Guidelines for Photographing Artwork ) and will only be accepted if proper protocol is followed.
  • Because it is a virtual exhibition, we hope that teachers submit a wide array of media. 2D, 3D, animation, short film and video are all able to be submitted. We also will be accepting artist statements.

REGISTRATION LINK

All artists and their families are invited to the Youth Art Month digital celebration on Saturday, March 13th: K-4th grade at 3:30pm; 5th-8th grade at 4:30pm; 9th-12th grade 5:30pm. More information coming soon.  

If you need to make special arrangements, email Meghan Quigley Graham.
For all other questions, please contact the MAEA Youth Art Month chair, Elise Pelletier.

VIRTUAL YOUTH ART MONTH – NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

There is one more opportunity to showcase your student artwork during the month of March. As you may know, NAEA conference is virtual this year. That means the YAM Museum will also be virtual. We would love to have a variety of student artwork across all grade levels, representing Maine at this year’s conference. 
If you are interested in participating please submit one artwork/per grade that you teach. 
Please email Elise Pelletier at epelletier@scarboroughschools.org the following information by Wednesday February 24th:

  • Your name and school
  • Student’s names & grades
  • Photos (please rename each photo studentname_grade.jpg)*
  • Please review the guidelines (attached) for taking quality photos)

Depending on the number of submissions, Elise may not be able to include every student’s artwork. She will let you know what submissions will be included in the final exhibit.

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Homer High School Fellows

May 9, 2019

Portland Museum of Art

Do you have a student who is a creative thinker with a strong point of view, who loves the idea of spending part of their summer in an art museum and on the coast? The Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA) Homer High School Fellows program is a paid, part-time Fellowship program at the PMA open to rising Sophomore, Junior, or Seniors in High School who are able to secure a work permit if under age 16. The 2019 Fellowship will run tentatively from June 24 to August 2, with two full week intensives.

Reflecting on the rocky shore of Prouts Neck

Each summer, the Homer High School Fellows work together to strengthen their community and develop their creative voices at the PMA and the Winslow Homer Studio, using the museum’s collection and special exhibitions as wellsprings of inspiration. They also learn what makes museums tick, visit artist studios, create original work, and share their experiences with others. Past Homer High School Fellows have produced and presented popular teen-oriented programming, found out Homer wasn’t who they thought he was, made lasting friendships, and much more.

2018 summer fellows at the Winslow Homer house

The application period for Homer High School Fellows is currently open until Sunday, May 5th 2019 at 11:59pm.

To learn more about the program check out the information and view photos on SUMMER 2018. For program description and the application please CLICK HERE

If you have questions about the fellowship please contact Martha Schnee, Youth and Teen Programs Coordinator at 775-6148, ext. 3284 or email Martha at mschnee@portlandmuseum.org

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YAMMING it Up!

March 2, 2019

Tonight at PMA – Celebrating Maine’s Community of Young Artists

Portland, Maine, March 2019– Creative works from Maine art students will be on display during the month of March at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). This multi-media exhibition, sponsored by Maine Art Education Association (MAEA), highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education. The annual celebration, which typically takes place in March, emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in Maine schools. This event marks 25 years of collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association to celebrate student creativity from pre-kindergarten-12th grade.

Guest speakers for the event include representatives from the Portland Museum of Art and honorees as named by the Maine Art Education Association. This year’s MAEA Award for Excellence in Art Advocacy recognizes Waterfall Arts for long-standing support of arts education and youth creativity. Teacher Holly Houston from Yarmouth High School will be speaking as MAEA’s 2019 Art Educator of the Year.

The exhibition runs from March 1, 2019, through April 1, 2019 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA.The celebratory opening reception is Saturday, March 2 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Presentation of certificates will start with pre-kindergarten to third grade at 4:30pm, fourth to seventh grade at 5:30pm, and finally, eighth to twelfth grade at 6:30pm.

Please consider scheduling your arrival to allow time to enjoy the exhibition and the museum’s collection. The galleries close at 6 p.m.Admission to the Youth Art Month exhibition is free the day of the opening for Youth Art Month participants, their families, and teachers. Children 14 years and under are always free at the PMA..

For more information on the Youth Art Month exhibition visit www.portlandmuseum.org/learn/youth-art-month

 

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Youth Art Month

February 2, 2019

Call for student artwork

For more than 20 years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. This annual observance emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition runs from March 1 through March 31, 2019 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA. Admission to the exhibition is free for the public.

REGISTRATION January 14 – February 5

You must be a member of the Maine Art Education Association (or become one) in order to exhibit your student work.

2-dimensional work only and must be framed and under glass or blemish free plexi-glass.

Student work should be photographed before framing and is submitted with the registrations.

Questions? Contact the YAM coordinator Elyse Pelletier, Scarborough High School at epelletier@scarboroughschools.org.

Artwork Drop-Off

Wednesday, February 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m

Friday, February 8, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Back entrance of the Portland Museum of Art at 99 Spring Street. The museum cannot store artwork packaging or wrapping material. Upon drop-off, you must leave with the packaging.
Satellite Drop-Off: Suzanne Goulet @ Waterville SHS – will receive through Friday, February 8 at Waterville SHS – 2:30pm

Reception – Saturday, March 2

Pick-Up
Portland Museum of Art
    Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All remaining art will be collected by a MAEA agent and will be
available for pick up at the Spring Conference at the MAEA Spring Conference – Saturday, April 6 – Belfast Area High School
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Teacher and Educator Open House

January 4, 2019

Digging into Winslow Homer

You’re invited: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, open house for educators!

Winslow Homer (United States, 1836–1910), Weatherbeaten, 1894, oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 48 3/8 inches. Bequest of Charles Shipman Payson, 1988.55.1

Come explore Winslow Homer and ways to dynamically bring this iconic Maine artist’s work into your classroom! Discover ways to infuse lessons with Maine’s rich artistic history through the lens of Winslow Homer’s artwork, and through explorations of contemporary artists’ depictions of the Maine landscape. Featuring a talk with Frank Goodyear, Winslow Homer Scholar and Bowdoin College Museum of Art Co-Director, and in-gallery activities facilitated by museum educators and docents.

Click here for more information

Complimentary refreshments and classroom resources will be shared with attendees. Limited Free Parking is Available: Attendees will be able to park in the Holiday Inn By the Bay lot for this event.
Just mention you are a teacher attending an event at the PMA.

Click here to RSVP electronically today  or RSVP call Emily Junker at (207) 775-6148 ext. 3228.
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Theater at the PMA

September 19, 2018

Ashley Bryan programs at the museum

As many of you know there is a fabulous exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). Earlier blog posts can be found by using “Ashley Bryan” in the “search archives” box on the right side of the blog.

What you may not know is that there are performances taking place that brings Beautiful Blackbird, one of Ashley’s books, to life.

Learn more about the Beautiful Blackbird performances on the PMA website.

Other Ashley Bryan Programming at PMA includes:

  • PMA Family Day on October 20th, which will include an art making activity inspired by the cut paper collages and written words of Ashley Bryan, 11 am to 3 pm.
  • PMA Film screenings of I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan created by Richard Kane, in early November.

And, more theater opportunities for your classroom…

Discover how you can use theater to get your classroom excited about books, reading, and art. Join Side x Side’s lead teaching artist Gretchen Berg for a hands-on, minds-on theater workshop inspired by the exhibition Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan. Berg is a teaching artist and educator with over 30 years of experience. She is well known across New England for her work with educators and students to integrate theater, dance, and the visual arts into classroom curriculum. Berg holds an Ed.M in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and has taught at Harvard University, Bowdoin College, Bates College, and the University of Southern Maine.

FMY contact Emily Junker, Learning and Interpretation Assistant, PMA.

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