MECA Homecoming Weekend: November 3-5, 2017

We are excited to welcome family and friends of current MECA students to campus! Please register so we can plan for the weekend’s activities. Registration is encouraged but not required. Events are free and open to family and friends of current students.

Online Registration

2017 Homecoming Schedule

  • Friday, November 3
  • Saturday, November 4
    • 10am – 12:00pm, Tours of Porteous – Meet in Porteous Lobby
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm, President’s Welcome and Complimentary Lunch – MECA Café (RSVP)
    • 1:00pm, Portland Museum of Art Tour and Nan Goldin Exhibition – Meet in the Porteous Lobby (RSVP)
    • 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Screen Printed Pancakes – Oak Lobby

Suggested Places to Visit

Peaks Island – Quaint village 3 miles off the coast of Portland, ferry required – Casco Bay Ferry Terminal

Freeport – Shopping center 20-minute drive from Portland – Exit 20 off N I-295

Deering Oaks Park – Playground, pond with a fountain, squirrels, and birds.

Galleries and On-Going Exhibitions

2017 BFA Exhibition – Porteous Building –  On view through November 25
4-Floor juried show featuring the work of current MECA BFA students.
See last year’s recipients here.

PMA – Portland Museum of Art – Sat + Sunday: 10am 6pm

  • Nan Goldin on view from October 6 to December 31, 2017
    Nan Goldin traces the notions of “family” and “history” as they intertwine in Goldin’s singular body of work. After leaving her parents’ suburban home at the age of 13, Goldin began to take pictures of the people who inhabited her evolving surroundings with unvarnished candor. Throughout the artist’s visual autobiography, in which her subjects move with blithe abandon, intimacy is ubiquitous. In the form of ordinary gestures—the cast of a gaze or the curve of a hand—Goldin reveals the presence of love, rapture, pain, and loss in her own encounters, as well as in those of her friends and lovers. Collectively, these photographs impart an image of kinship that helps shape our modern understanding of both the construction and documentation of new models of family.
  • $15 for adults, Free on Fridays from 4 – 8pm.

ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art from 11 am – 5pm, until 8pm on First Friday

  • Confabulations of Millennia on view from October 6 – December 8, 2017
    Curated by artist Richard Saja, Confabulations of Millennia brings together the works of 19 contemporary artists who take direct inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries. Using established styles, techniques and objects perfected in the 18th and 19th centuries, the 19 artists assembled deploy history as a springboard in order to speak to the intricacies and inconsistencies of modern life be they social, political or aesthetic.
  • ICA at MECA is always free.