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The ICA@MECA Presents: Sorry We Missed You

PORTLAND, Maine - The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art (MECA) is pleased to announce the opening of Sorry We Missed You, an exhibition of works by fifteen 2020 alumni . . .

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2021 Belvedere Fund Awardees Announced

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. Deborah was a lover of history, . . .

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Pre-College Online Podcasting Instructor Highlight

Did you know that Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high schools all over the world come to Maine College of Art in the summers for our Pre-College program to learn what it means to be a real . . .

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Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA 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 . . .

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NPR’s Robert Smith to Teach 12-week Salt Podcasting Course

Robert Smith of NPR’s Planet Money will now be teaching a 12-week course on creating serialized podcasts, through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA. The class will run from May . . .

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MECA News › Office of the President

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 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 Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Maine College of Art Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA 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 Announces Stephen Bowden ’97 As Director of Marketing and Communication

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

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

President Laura Freid Welcomes Students Back to MECA

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 learned that . . .

President Freid’s Reflections on the Challenges Facing Our Democracy

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. The chaos and . . .

Spring 2021 Planning Update

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 very . . .

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

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

November 4, 2020 Dear MECA 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 realizing . . .

Welcome to MECA: A Message from President Laura Freid

Welcome to MECA: A Message from President Laura Freid

Dear Students, Welcome to Maine College of Art. 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 BOLT team. . . .

Maine College of Art Elects New Board of Trustees Members

Maine College of Art Elects New Board of Trustees Members

July 1, 2020 Maine College of Art 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’s 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan

MECA’s 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan

Dear members of the MECA 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 Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Maine College of Art 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 celebrated . . .

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.

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

MECA’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 will not be silent about the need to protect . . .

Maine College of Art Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

Maine College of Art Appoints Laura Freid as Next President

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

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