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Iris Williamson Appointed Director of Exhibitions

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes Iris Williamson as Incoming Director of Exhibitions Williamson will oversee exhibitions for the College and the Institute of Contemporary . . .

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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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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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2022 BFA Exhibition on view through November 11

Across four floors of the Porteous, nearly 100 students spent the past weekend hanging and installing the impressive art and design featured in this year's BFA Exhibition. This year’s . . .

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Animation & Game Art majors participate in 24 Hours: Animation Contest

From 7pm on Friday, October 14 through 7pm on Saturday, October 15, four teams of Maine College Art & Design students joined participants from 20 . . .

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#1 in the state for Graphic Design

Maine College of Art & Design named #1 in the state for Graphic Design!  We are very pleased to share that our Graphic Design major was . . .

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Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board 

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 […]

Welcome Back from President Freid

Welcome Back from President 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 […]

Welcome back – Fall 2022

Welcome back – Fall 2022

August 24, 2022Dear 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 […]

Maine College Art & Design Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker Mohamad Hafez

Maine College Art & Design Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker Mohamad Hafez

Maine College Art & Design Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker Mohamad Hafez Honorary Degrees to be conferred to Dr. Edward M. Friedman ’08 and Carole J. Friedman PORTLAND, ME—April 19, 2022—Maine . . .

Portland Press Herald features Op-Ed by Reza Jalali & Laura Freid

Portland Press Herald features Op-Ed by Reza Jalali & Laura Freid

Portland Press Herald features Op-Ed by MECA&D Trustee Reza Jalali and President Laura Freid On Friday, March 11, the Portland Press Herald published an Op-Ed jointly written by MECA&D . . .

Solidarity with the Ukrainian People

Solidarity with the Ukrainian People

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people as they resist invasion and fight for their freedom in the […]

In support of historically Black colleges and universities

In support of historically Black colleges and universities

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Dear MECA&D community, Last week, I joined other leaders in the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) community—a non-profit consortium of the leading . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board

Maine College of Art & Design Welcomes New Trustees to Board  PORTLAND, ME — January 12, 2022 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced the election of […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays from MECA&D

Happy Holidays from MECA&D

   Happy Holidays from all of us at Maine College of Art & Design  May your new year be filled with peace, joy and hope. Best wishes for 2022, President Laura Freid […]

Maine College of Art & Design’s E-Learning Initiative Slated to Receive Federal Funding

Maine College of Art & Design’s E-Learning Initiative Slated to Receive Federal Funding

Maine College of Art & Design’s E-Learning Initiative Slated to Receive Federal Funding PORTLAND, ME — November 17, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced that . . .

Future-proofing Maine Through Art & Design

Future-proofing Maine Through Art & Design

Future-proofing Maine Through Art & Design Maine College of Art & Design Presents to the Local Business Community at the Portland Community Chamber’s November 10 Eggs & Issues Event On […]

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 […]

Introducing our Strategic Plan & New Name

Introducing our Strategic Plan & New Name

Earlier this year, Maine College of Art presented our 2020-2027 Strategic Plan internally, envisioning a world enriched by artists and designers empowered to create with profound and practical impact. We . . .

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 — . . .

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 […]

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 […]

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