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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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MECA&D News › Academic Affairs

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 […]

Introducing our New Diversity & Belonging Leader

Introducing our New Diversity & Belonging Leader

Maine College of Art & Design Introduces New Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Leader Mercedes Garcia Orozco  Garcia will work directly with students as Assistant Director of Student Life PORTLAND, ME . . .

Thanksgiving message on gratitude

Thanksgiving message on gratitude

My wish is that you all experience gratitude this week wherever you may find it. In a kindness during travels, the surprise of seeing an old friend, moments of laughter […]

Reflecting on gratitude

Reflecting on gratitude

Reflecting on gratitude in this year’s common read Each summer, first-year students, faculty, and staff share a common read as a way to spur introductions and important conversations throughout our […]

William Johnson Named Assistant Dean of DEI 

William Johnson Named Assistant Dean of DEI 

Maine College of Art & Design Names William Johnson Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  Johnson will lead strategies to address intersectionality and representation in the arts  . . .

MECA&D Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art & Design Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week Led by the Students of Color Coalition, this series of events explores and celebrates diversity, intersectionality, identity, and . . .

Portland Press Herald features MECA&D artists about Black History month

Portland Press Herald features MECA&D artists about Black History month

Portland Press Herald features artists from the MECA&D community on complex relationships with Black History month On February 6, reporter Jorge S. Arango from the Portland Press . . .

Celebrating new work by Professor Joshua Reiman

Celebrating new work by Professor Joshua Reiman

Maine College of Art & Design celebrates new work by Professor Joshua Reiman PORTLAND, ME — Wednesday, February 2, 2022 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today celebrates […]

Spring 2022 Update from President Laura Freid

Spring 2022 Update from President Laura Freid

Dear MECA&D Students, Faculty, and Staff, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to update you on a change to the spring semester Academic Calendar. Due to […]

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design in article about the need for adaptation in higher education  In an article reviewing the need for higher education to […]

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

“In Peter, we have found a colleague who brings not only the breadth and depth of his own education and experience but also one who exudes—in the classroom and out—a genuine passion for the full panoply . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun   PORTLAND, ME — October 20, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced […]

MECA&D Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MECA&D Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MECA&D Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) This year, Maine College of Art & Design is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time that traditionally honors the . . .

Welcome Home! Welcome Back!

Welcome Home! Welcome Back!

Dear MECA&D Community, As we begin the new academic year together here at Maine College of Art & Design, I invite you to join me in extending a warm welcome […]

Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Classes of 2020 and 2021!! On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Maine College of Art & Design honored the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 during the College’s 110th Commencement […]

Maine College of Art & Design Announces The MECA&D 2021 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design Announces The MECA&D 2021 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design Announces The MECA&D 2021 Fashion Show Thesis Collections from Textile & Fashion Design Seniors Will Be Presented via Livestream from the Institute of Contemporary […]

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Celebrated Artist Sonya Clark to Address New MECA&D Grads Honorary Degrees To Be Conferred Upon Clark and Daniel N. Crewe Portland, Maine — . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Maine College of Art & Design Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA&D Community, As we look ahead to the conclusion of the academic year, we are working to finalize plans for a Commencement ceremony that will appropriately […]

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