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2021 Fall BFA Exhibition running now through mid-November

This week marks the start of the 2021 BFA Exhibition, which will run throughout four floors of the Porteous Building until November 13. Congratulations to the 101 students participating in this . . .

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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 . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Introduces the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  Maine College of Art & Design Introduces the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship PORTLAND, ME — September 29, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Releases Sovereign, a Salt Institute Podcast Exploring Native Tribe Rights in Maine 

PORTLAND, ME — August 30, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced its September 2 release of the Salt Institute-created podcast, Sovereign. Created as a four-part . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Opens State’s Only Materials Collection

Maine College of Art & Design Opens State’s Only Materials Collection PORTLAND, ME — September 20, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced the opening of . . .

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MECA&D News › Office of the President

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 to all of our incoming students and a great . . .

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 . . .

Community Message from President Laura Freid: A Time to Pause

Community Message from President Laura Freid: A Time to Pause

Dear Members of the MECA&D Community, The murder of George Floyd and so many other innocent victims this year is yet another sad reminder of our country's need to proactively address systematic racism and . . .

President Laura Freid’s Letter On Standing Together Against Racism

President Laura Freid’s Letter On Standing Together Against Racism

Dear Members of the MECA&D Community, Walking on Congress Street in Portland the day after the violent murders in Atlanta, Georgia, I passed a woman on her hands and knees trying hard to erase destructive . . .

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 honor our graduating . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

Maine College of Art & Design Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

 Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) has appointed Stephen Bowden '97 as Director of Marketing and Communication. “Steve’s professional experiences as a designer combined with his background as a . . .

President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA&D

President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA&D

Dear MECA&D 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 learned that . . .

President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Dear MECA&D 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. The chaos . . .

Spring 2021 Planning Update

Spring 2021 Planning Update

Dear MECA&D 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&D this semester were successful - we were very . . .

President Laura Freid’s Post-Election Letter to the MECA&D Community

President Laura Freid’s Post-Election Letter to the MECA&D Community

November 4, 2020 Dear MECA&D Community, Many of us had hoped that the outcome of the 2020 election would be known by now. As results continue to trickle in from across the country, however, we are now . . .

Welcome to MECA&D: A Message from President Laura Freid

Welcome to MECA&D: A Message from President Laura Freid

Dear Students, Welcome to Maine College of Art & Design. I have really enjoyed meeting the new students who joined our community over the past few weeks and greeting the returning students and members of the . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Elects New Board of Trustees Members

Maine College of Art & Design Elects New Board of Trustees Members

July 1, 2020 Maine College of Art & Design is honored to announce the election of Denise Carey, Diane Garthwaite, and Gimbala Sankare to the Board of Trustees and the re-election of former Trustee Debby Dluhy, . . .

MECA&D’s 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan

MECA&D’s 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan

Dear members of the MECA&D Community, I am writing to you today to share an update on our plan to welcome students, faculty, and staff to campus as safely as possible this summer and fall. Maine College of Art . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Maine College of Art & Design Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Celebrating the Class of 2020 View a recording of the Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony. June 8, 2020 To honor the Class of 2020 during a time when large gatherings are not permitted, MECA&D . . .

A Message from President Laura Freid

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 more than a week . . .

PPH: Laura Freid and Arts Education in Ever-Changing World

PPH: Laura Freid and Arts Education in Ever-Changing World

Laura Freid has a resume peppered with Ivy League schools that led to a globe-trotting job with a world-famous musician, which she left to become the newest president of Maine College of Art & Design.

MECA&D’s Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Repeal of DACA

MECA&D’s Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Repeal of DACA

Like so many others across the country, I am deeply troubled by the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. MECA&D will not be silent about the need to protect . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

Maine College of Art & Design Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

Former CEO and Executive Director of The Silk Road Project at Harvard University will lead MECA&D through next phase of growth.

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