The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art. Located in stunning galleries in our landmark Porteous Building, the ICA at MECA presents cutting edge work by local, national, and international artists.

A lively schedule of programming includes public lectures, workshops, performances, pop-up shows, events and other interventions. The ICA is a unique resource for the MECA community, offering insight into artistic practice and first-hand experience with visiting artists.

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  • Wednesday–Sunday, 11:00am–5:00pm
  • Thursday, 11:00am–7:00pm
  • Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm, (First Friday Art Walk until 8:00pm)



ICA at MECA is always free. Donations are appreciated.

Header Image: Kate Greene, Studio Study No. 2 (black velvet, smoke) [cropped], 2017