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About MECA

Visit MECA this fall to learn more about our four-year undergraduate program. Our fall Open House dates are October 27, November 10, and December 1.

Visit MECA


Institute of Contemporary Art
at Maine College of Art

Through August 5

Francis Cape: Utopian Benches

Twenty reconstructed benches originally designed for American utopian communities.

Lisi Raskin + Kimberly Kay: Motor Park

Raskin are transforming a school bus into a studio, classroom, and performance space.

The Art Department: Lazer Hotel
The front gallery is home to a magazine office for Lazer Hotel Magazine, a new publication created by The Art Department, a nonprofit for artists with intellectual and developmental uniqueness.

August 16 - October 6

Megawords is an experimental media project that takes the form of an independently published photography magazine and related installation projects and public events.

Other Exhibitions

Rachel Eastman
Through August 24
Charlie Thomas Gallery,  2nd Floor
Closing reception: August 24, 2pm

Coastal Presence is an exhibition of drawings and paintings by alum Rachel Eastman '94.


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Lisi Raskin + Kimberly Kay are converting this school bus into a mobile performance space as part of their exhibition for the ICA at MECA.


Megawords will create a new issue of their magazine with a focus on Portland.


Continuing Studies offers classes for youth and adults in the professional studio spaces of the Porteous Building. 

Online registration for the fall semester of Continuing Studies begins August 15.

New this fall:
MECA will be offering Open Studios on Sundays for artists to work independently to develop personal skills at their own pace. Offerings include Figure Studies, 2-D, 3-D, and Digital Studio. For $330, students can access any of the studio options from Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.

Continuing Studies at MECA


Figure studies is just one of the four open studios available on Sundays this fall through Continuing Studies.

MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students, Visiting Artists deliver a free public lecture in Osher Hall at 6:30pm.

Anne Wilson
August 6

Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings, performances and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, private and social rituals. Wilson is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, the Tiffany Foundation, and  the National Endowment for the Arts. Wilson's work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. She is a Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Final MFA Summer Visiting Artist lecture on August 6: Anne Wilson. Generous support for the lecture series is provided by the Quimby Family Foundation.



MECA is partnering with the Maine Arts Commission to offer a Professional Development Retreat presented by Creative Capital on September 15 and 16. Using strategic planning as the central tool, the retreat provides a comprehensive learning structure that helps artists identify short-term project goals and longer-term career goals. The retreat then helps artists build the skills and identify the resources needed to accomplish their goals. Creative Capital uses an integrated methodology to build skills in the core areas of marketing/public relations, financial planning and fundraising. Application deadline is August 15. Apply

MECA is also partnering with Creative Portland and the Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to present ongoing professional development workshops. Help shape the series by completing our three question survey.



Associate Professor of Photography, Justin Kirchoff in the darkroom at MECA with students. Justin was selected to create new work for the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA, on view through August 16.

Located at 522 Congress Street in the heart of the Portland Arts District, MECA offers a BFA degree in 10 studio majors, an MFA in Studio Arts, a Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education and Continuing Studies for youths and adults. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA and the Joanne Waxman Library are free and open to the public.

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Tour the MFA studios during the First Friday Art Walk in August. Learn more about the medium residency program during the Open House from 5-7pm on August 3.

The MFA program at MECA


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