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522 Congress Street
Portland, ME

Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art

Portland ME, USA

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A one-night lecture and collaborative software performance by Jeremy Bailey at the ICA at MECA, Portland, 2011. Photo: Daniel Fuller

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA) features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art. Located in stunning galleries in the landmark Porteous Building, the ICA at MECA presents cutting-edge work by local, national, and international artists. A lively schedule of public programming includes lectures, workshops, and performances.

The ICA at MECA provides a unique resource to the MECA community, offering insight into the practices of the professional art field and firsthand experiences with renowned visiting artists. Internships are also available, providing hands-on museum experiences, ranging from the research and development of exhibitions to the teaching of museum management.

Public Hours
Wednesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Founding Year
  • 2,162 featured artists
  • 712 Public Programs
  • 441 Exhibitions

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