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MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023

Maine College of Art & Design presents MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023 MFA students participate in two exhibitions, on view April 22 - 29, 2023 & May 12 - 20, . . .

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The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D Presents “Liveable Worlds”

On view from October 6 - December 15, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — August 24, 2023— The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA at MECA&D) is pleased to announce the . . .

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Our 140-year history comes to life on the Congress Street windows

Illustration Prof. Andrew DeGraff brings Maine College of Art & Design’s 140-year history to life on our Congress Street . . .

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Presenting The 2023 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design presents The 2023 Fashion Show The 2023 Textile & Fashion Design event will take place May 5, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — April 26, 2023 — Maine College of Art . . .

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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies was recently celebrated in the Portland Press Herald for its impact in the field of documentary studies. The . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board 

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board  Kathryn Yates Appointed Chair for the 2022-23 Academic Year    PORTLAND, ME — September 20, 2022 — Maine College of . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design welcomes new Emeritus Trustees and Trustees

Maine College of Art & Design welcomes new Emeritus Trustees and Trustees

PORTLAND, ME — December 11, 2023 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced the election of three new Emeritus Trustees and four new members of the Board […]

Message to the community regarding conflict in the Middle East

Message to the community regarding conflict in the Middle East

  Dear Members of the Maine College of Art & Design Community, The loss of innocent lives in Israel and Palestine has been devastating for thousands of Palestinians, Israelis, their […]

Salt and Maine Public launch new podcast, “Essential Salt”

Salt and Maine Public launch new podcast, “Essential Salt”

The Salt Institute for Documentary studies, in collaboration with Maine Public, introduces Essential Salt, a podcast that brings you stories reported on by students at the Salt Institute for Documentary . . .

Statement of solidarity with the people of Lewiston, ME

Statement of solidarity with the people of Lewiston, ME

PORTLAND, ME — October 26, 2023 — We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the tragic events that unfolded in Lewiston, Maine on the evening of October 25, 2023. Our hearts […]

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies celebrated in the Portland Press Herald

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies was recently celebrated in the Portland Press Herald for its impact in the field of documentary studies. The article . . .

The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D Presents “Liveable Worlds”

The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D Presents “Liveable Worlds”

On view from October 6 - December 15, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — August 24, 2023— The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA at MECA&D) […]

Statement in response to the US Supreme Court’s Decision in Students for Fair Admissions

Statement in response to the US Supreme Court’s Decision in Students for Fair Admissions

Maine College of Art and Design is dedicated to educating, emboldening, and activating students and artists to think deeply, to reflect broadly, and to create visual art and design that […]

President Laura Freid featured on “Architecture, Design & Photography” podcast

President Laura Freid featured on “Architecture, Design & Photography” podcast

PORTLAND, ME — August 31, 2023—Maine College of Art & Design's President Laura Freid was a guest on the most recent episode of architectural photographer Trent Bell's podcast, Architecture, Design . . .

“This Is Out of Hand” carving symposium September 11-13, 2023

“This Is Out of Hand” carving symposium September 11-13, 2023

PORTLAND, ME—August 30, 2023—The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is pleased to announce the This Is Out of Hand carving symposium, taking place . . .

Welcome from President Laura Freid

Welcome from President Laura Freid

Dear MECA&D Community, This is my favorite time of the year: the week we welcome our students to Portland to usher in a fresh academic year at Maine College of […]

Estelle Roberge ’84 presents “The Book of Cranes”

Estelle Roberge ’84 presents “The Book of Cranes”

Estelle Roberge '84: The Book of Cranes September 5-30, 2023 Charles C. Thomas Gallery at Maine College of Art & Design Opening reception on September 8, 5:00-7:00pm In Memory of […]

Saudade: An Alumni Summer Pop-Up Shop at Maine College of Art & Design

Saudade: An Alumni Summer Pop-Up Shop at Maine College of Art & Design

Saudade: An Alumni Summer Pop-Up Shop at Maine College of Art & Design The pop-up is open through August 15, 2023 PORTLAND, ME — July 25, 2023 — The Artists […]

“Halftone”: an exhibition of prints by Maine College of Art & Design alumni

“Halftone”: an exhibition of prints by Maine College of Art & Design alumni

Halftone: an exhibition of prints by Maine College of Art & Design alumni The exhibition will be on display from August 4 to September 9, 2023 at 49 Oak Street, […]

Sculpture exhibition “This Is Out of Hand” opens July 14, 2023 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Sculpture exhibition “This Is Out of Hand” opens July 14, 2023 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

PORTLAND, ME—July 11, 2023—The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is pleased to announce This Is Out of Hand, a sculptural exhibition and […]

2023 MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series

2023 MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series

Visiting Artist lectures are free and open to the public PORTLAND, ME — June 20, 2023 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced the roster of the […]

Presenting the 2023 COLLECT Art Sale

Presenting the 2023 COLLECT Art Sale

The annual art sale supports student scholarships and artists from the community PORTLAND, ME — June 1, 2023 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is proud to announce […]

Maine College of Art & Design celebrates 112th Commencement May 12, 2023

Maine College of Art & Design celebrates 112th Commencement May 12, 2023

PORTLAND, ME — May 10, 2023 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) announces the College’s 112th graduation ceremony, taking place Friday, May 12, 2023. Commencement exercises begin at . . .

“Refraction”: 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition On View May 5-19, 2023

“Refraction”: 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition On View May 5-19, 2023

Refraction: 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition On View May 5 - 19, 2023 Maine College of Art & Design The 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of 78 MECA&D Seniors. […]

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