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A Message from President Laura Freid

Photograph by Tim Greenway Salt '03. June 1, 2020 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin From coast to coast, for . . .

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COVID-19: Student Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Student FAQ Updated: May 4, 2020 Please continue to check this webpage as we will be updating it regularly. If you have a question that has not yet been answered below, please reach out . . .

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MECA Announces Celebration of 2020 Graduates and Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Programs

Portland, Maine: Maine College of Art (MECA) today announced a celebration of the graduating Class of 2020 and shared plans to welcome students back for Summer and Fall academic . . .

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2020 Belvedere Fund Recipients

The Belvedere Fund for Professional Development in the field of crafts at Maine College of Art was established in 2008 in memory of Deborah Pulliam of Castine, Maine. The Fund is available to all . . .

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MECA Launches #mymecacommunity Campaign

#mymecacommunity We have launched the #mymecacommunity campaign to help our students stay connected to MECA and to reinforce that faculty and staff are still here to support students even though . . .

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MECA News › ICA at MECA

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan

The ICA at MECA is pleased to announce Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan, featuring a survey of works by two artists who have worked collaboratively for more than 15 years.

Maine College of Art presents a First Friday reception in honor of artist-activist Mirko Ilić and THE TOLERANCE PROJECT

Maine College of Art presents a First Friday reception in honor of artist-activist Mirko Ilić and THE TOLERANCE PROJECT

In a world increasingly split by race, religion, sexuality, and national origin, THE TOLERANCE PROJECT utilizes the unique power of design to remind us what we all have in common. The initiative is meant to . . .

The ICA at MECA Presents ‘…to unravel the bind: 2020 Maine College of Art Faculty Triennial’

The ICA at MECA Presents ‘…to unravel the bind: 2020 Maine College of Art Faculty Triennial’

PORTLAND, Maine – The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce its 2020 Faculty Triennial, …to unravel the bind, featuring the work of 13 Maine College . . .

MECA Announces New Faculty and Staff Appointments

MECA Announces New Faculty and Staff Appointments

Key hires will pave the way for future strategic planning initiatives Portland, Maine – Maine College of Art (MECA) Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Ian Anderson, announces . . .

The ICA at MECA Presents ‘DesignInquiry: Futurespective’

The ICA at MECA Presents ‘DesignInquiry: Futurespective’

The ICA at MECA is pleased to announce the opening of 'DesignInquiry: Futurespective', an exhibition from Guest Curators Margo Halverson, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Gabrielle Esperdy, and Emily Luce.

The ICA at MECA Presents ‘Darkness and the Light’

The ICA at MECA Presents ‘Darkness and the Light’

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of Darkness and the Light, an exhibition from Guest Curator Lissa Hunter.

MECA Hosts Art in Exodus Exhibition

MECA Hosts Art in Exodus Exhibition

MECA presents Art in Exodus, a mentoring and exhibition project through which refugee artists and Mainers from underrepresented populations share their art and culture.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA Presents: Visual Tensions | Parasitic Honeyshoes | Letting Yourself Go

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA Presents: Visual Tensions | Parasitic Honeyshoes | Letting Yourself Go

The ICA at MECA announces the opening of the ICA Spring Exhibitions, a collective of three solo exhibitions: Visual Tensions | Séan Alonzo Harris, Parasitic Honeyshoes | Greta Bank, and Letting Yourself Go | . . .

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA appoints Nikki Rayburn Interim Director of Exhibitions

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA appoints Nikki Rayburn Interim Director of Exhibitions

Maine College of Art (MECA) has appointed Nikki Rayburn '11 Interim Director of Exhibitions at MECA.

“Drawing Now” Exhibits at ICA Beginning January 2019

“Drawing Now” Exhibits at ICA Beginning January 2019

The Drawing Collective is comprised of 30 artists from eleven countries who all share the practice of abstract drawing.

Opening of ‘Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways’: October 5th

Opening of ‘Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways’: October 5th

Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways opens Friday, October 5th at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland, Maine.

‘Making Migration Visible’ Launches in Maine

‘Making Migration Visible’ Launches in Maine

Maine is set to become one of America’s most outspoken voices on immigration this month as a collaboration between artists and community groups launches a statewide initiative to change the conversation . . .

MECA to Exhibit ‘Tim Bavington: Rock & Roll Abstraction’

MECA to Exhibit ‘Tim Bavington: Rock & Roll Abstraction’

Dedicated to using music and art as a gateway to learning, the Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art (MECA) is exhibiting “Tim Bavington: Rock & Roll Abstraction” July 13 through October 19. The pieces . . .

MECA Awarded $40,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

MECA Awarded $40,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Maine College of Art (MECA) has been selected to receive a $40,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the exhibition Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways. . . .

The ICA at MECA Announces Statewide Collaboration

The ICA at MECA Announces Statewide Collaboration

Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways brings together a dynamic group of contemporary artists whose work engages the theme of migration.

Curious Nature | 2018 Alumni Triennial Exhibition: Upcoming ICA Exhibition

Curious Nature | 2018 Alumni Triennial Exhibition: Upcoming ICA Exhibition

Curious Nature brings together a diverse group of artists who draw inspiration from the natural world. Employing various mediums, from painting to sculpture, photography, and installation, their works are . . .

ICA at MECA: ‘You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes’

ICA at MECA: ‘You Never Know How You Look Through Other People’s Eyes’

The ICA at MECA announces the opening of You Never Know How You Look Through Other People's Eyes on Thursday, March 8th, 5–7pm.

ICA at MECA Presents ‘Off the Wall’

ICA at MECA Presents ‘Off the Wall’

The ICA at MECA announces the opening of Off the Wall on Thursday, January 18, 5–7pm. Guest curator Jaime DeSimone and artist Ryan Wallace will be joining opening reception. The exhibition is on view . . .

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