Established in 2010, the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts (MMPA) is a nonprofit museum led by dedicated volunteers.

Images from Light, Motion, Sound:2012 a collaboration with the Oqunquit Museum of American Art

The mission of the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, engage and educate, through the exhibition, preservation and collection of photography, film, videography, installations and new media. The Museum’s programs will address contemporary, historical, cultural and conceptual themes through local, national and international exhibitions and public events. Our focus is on Maine's vibrant community of photographic artists. 

 

MMPA Advisory Board 2018

Merle Nelson
Britta Holmquist
Fran Vita Taylor
Richard Keen
Brenton Hamilton
 

Gary Robinov
Jeff and Hillary Becton
Gary Green
Judy E. Glickman Lauder
Juris Ubans
Shawn T Denecker

Barbara Goodbody
Kathy Shaw
Ron Crusan
Bruce Brown
Ilya Askinazi
Charles Melcher

Steve and Judy Halpert
Rose Marasco
Jonathan Laurence
Margo Halverson
William B. Foster

 

Board of directors 

 

DENISE FROEHLICH 

Denise Froehlich is the director, curator and co-founder of MMPA. She is also a professor of photography and has taught photography, film and Art History at numerous academic institutions including:  Bates College, College of the Atlantic, University of New England and New England School of Art and Design/Suffolk. Denise's photographic images can be found in New England museums, academic institutions as well as private collections around the world.  She is also a new member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.  

Melonie Bennett 

Melonie Bennett is a contemporary photographer who specializes in documentary work.  When Melonie's images are not being displayed in local galleries and museums, they are adding humor and intellect to the pages of Downeast Magazine or the walls of important collectors around the country. Melonie is also a co-founder of MMPA and aides in our curatorial decisions and operations. 

Jan pieter van voorst van beest

Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest is a documentary photographer who has been making photographs and living in Maine since the seventies.  He studied photography at the Portland School of Art and later with Joyce Tenneson and Arnold Newman.  His work has been widely shown and published both here and in the Netherlands.  He is new to our board and already contributing his excellent editing, curating and organizational skills. 

Dan Mills

Dan Mills is a museum director, curator, and visual artist. Since 2010, he has served as the director of the Bates College Museum of Art.  He leads a top notch exhibition program widely recognized for integrating a larger world view to the culture at Bates and the larger Maine community.  Mills has had solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and at museums and academic institutions nationally.   As a seasoned board member of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, MMPA is happy to have him!