The ICA is now open to the public with a timed admission process. Please register to visit via link below.

Please register here for your free visit to the ICA

For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, we ask that all visitors to the ICA agree to the following guidelines:
-- Wear a mask at all times while inside the ICA.
-- Maintain a minimum 6-foot social distance from others.
-- If you are feeling unwell please stay home and rebook for a later date. Let's work to protect our community together.

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, 12:00pm–5:00pm



ICA at MECA is always free. Donations are appreciated.

The ICA acknowledges that the land known as Portland, Maine, on which the galleries stand, is the traditional territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy which includes the Abenaki, Micmac, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy and Maliseet Nations. We recognize our ability to live and work on this land is possible because of the stewardship and sacrifices of tribal individuals and nations both ancestral and modern.



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Header Image: Audra Wolowiec, Concrete Sound (detail), 2016