The Portland Museum of Art has announced it is changing its admission policy to offer free, unlimited admission to everyone age 21 and younger beginning Wednesday, April 11.

The program is made possible through the vision and generosity of Susie Konkel, a leading philanthropist and advocate for youth in Maine and the region, and will include other benefits, all named in her honor as the Susie Konkel Pass. The pass will provide the holder opportunities to attend special events including select free screenings of PMA Films, ways to stay up to date on museum happenings and more.

"I’m honored to work with the staff at the PMA to ensure that every child in the Maine community and throughout the world can feel the joy and wonder that comes from experiencing magnificent works of art," said Konkel.

For more information, visit portlandmuseum.org. Admission is free for all Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. PMA is located downtown at 7 Congress Square.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.