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Portland Museum of Art, November 7, 2019



With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists.


Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland

Recommended Age/Grade Range: Elementary through High School  

Cost: $3 per student (includes both classes in the schedule below). Space is limited. Please pre-register below, no later than October 31. 

Lunch: PMA Cafe' or area restaurants. There are no picnic or lunchroom facilities at PMA.

Parking: Public parking lots are located on High, Free, and Spring streets. The Spring Street/Civic Center garage (45 Spring Street; $2 per hour) and the Holiday Inn By the Bay Parking lot at (40 Spring Street; $1.75 per hour) are both located fewer than two blocks from the PMA. Metered street parking costs $1.50 per hour. Handicapped Parking: Registrant vehicles bearing disabled plates or placards are exempt from meter fare and are entitled to park for twice the posted time limit at a meter or time zone.




Arrival Time: 10:00 - 10:30am (First session begins promptly at 10:30am.)


Morning Session: 10:30 - 11:30am


Picturing Maine 

Maine has long been a place that attracts artists. In this tour, students learn about the rich legacy of art in Maine and the many artists from the past and present who have found inspiration here. View artworks inspired by Maine’s landscapes and seascapes, and explore Maine’s identity in terms of art and culture. 


Lunch Break and Free Museum Exploration 


Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 2:00pm


Seeing Through Sketching

Sharpen and hone observation skills through a series of independent and partnered

sketching games and prompts. Activities support close looking and experimentation rather

than representation or drawing accuracy, so no experience is necessary. All materials are



Things to Remember

  • Please review the Museum Manners with your children before the trip.
  • Please review the Chaperone Guidelines before the trip.
  • Please refrain from using electronic devices, such as phones, i-pads and pods, etc. while on the guided tour. 
Museum Manners for Students.pdf
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Chaperone Guidelines PMA.pdf
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Please pre-register by completing either the online or mail-in Event Registration Form below. 


Make your payment using the Donate button in the margin to the right.  (Pre-registration helps to ensure that enough staff members are available for the number of participants. Thank you for your assistance!) 


Event Registration Form
Please complete this form and return it to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
Master Registration Form.pdf
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* Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for any HOME field trip. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.


** HOME does not take any responsibility for views expressed during scheduled activities. Please use your own discretion.