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President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Dear MECA Community, There are few words that can adequately express the dismay, and ultimately the despair, so many felt watching the assault on the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week. . . .

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The ICA at MECA Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window On view from January 15 – February 28, 2021 The Institute of Contemporary . . .

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Salt at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021

Salt Institute at MECA Hires New Visiting Professor of Radio & Podcasting for Spring 2021 The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA has hired a visiting teacher of Radio and . . .

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Spring 2021 Planning Update

Dear MECA Community, I hope this note finds you and your family safe and healthy. I am pleased to share that our efforts to create an arts oasis here at MECA this semester were successful - we were . . .

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President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA

Dear MECA Students, We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for the start of the spring semester next week. While the pandemic required many emotional and physical adjustments, we . . .

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The ICA at MECA Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window

The ICA at MECA Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art Presents: Parallax/Geography and Tory Fair: Portable Window On view from January 15 – February 28, 2021 The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at . . .

The ICA at MECA Announces Timed Admission Entry and New Dates for Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan

The ICA at MECA Announces Timed Admission Entry and New Dates for Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan

July 2, 2020 The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan to the public. Featuring a . . .

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 of Art . . .

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 new . . .

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 . . .

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