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2022 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design Presents  2022 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition On view from May 27 - June 17, 2022 Opening Reception Thursday, May . . .

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Maine College of Art & Design Class of 2022! Thank you to the friends, family, and greater creativity community . . .

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Watch this Space: Expressions of Queer Ecology opens Friday, June 3

Watch This Space: Expressions of Queer Ecology by Maine College of Art & Design Alumni on view June 3 - October 30, 2022 Maine College of Art & Design partners with Historic . . .

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Two new faculty appointments made for the 2022-23 AY

Maine College of Art & Design appoints two new full-time faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year  Adam deGrandis ’05 to teach Animation & Game Art; Sarah Shaw joins . . .

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2022 Summer Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design Presents CONJURING: 25 Years at the ICA and A Fresh Greeting is Heard  On View: July 15 - September 18, 2022  Alison . . .

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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 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 face of existential . . .

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 five new members to . . .

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 the recent increase in Covid-19 cases . . .

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 adapt to the new . . .

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   Artwork: . . .

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 its . . .

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 Wednesday, . . .

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 . . .

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