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William Wegman | Reel to Real

June 10 - October 22

An important pioneer in video art, William Wegman created a series of short performance-oriented videos between 1970 and 1978, which are now considered classics in the field. He began experimenting with the new medium in earnest in 1970, while living in Southern California, where he taught for a year at California State College, Long Beach. Working concurrently with other West Coast artists such as Bruce Nauman and John Baldessari, Wegman perfected a deadpan humor and absurdist logic in his videos that…

Screen | Pop Killed Culture

June 19 - September 24

The second iteration of our Screen series, focusing on video works, will feature the work My Body is Your Body is Everybody is Nobody by Pop Killed Culture. My Body is Your Body is Everybody is Nobody are a series of videos in which participants are encouraged to mark the performer with charcoal for three minutes, leaving evidence of the interaction on the performer’s skin. The videos are silent, shot in black and white and cropped in portrait style to capture…

John Walker | From Seal Point

June 24 - October 29

For more than two decades, artist John Walker has been painting the view from his property at Seal Point, Maine, and his tough, lush, muscular paintings from this place have been described as “existential images.” Seal Point is for Walker what Mont Saint Victoire was for Cezanne, a subject to be revisited time and again until, as the artist says, “one knows more about it than anyone else. That is what Seal Point is to me.” For the first time,…

Thursday Yoga Flow with Lucy Spalding

August 17 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm All levels welcome, by donation End your busy summer Thursdays with a fun, dynamic practice surrounded by beautiful and inspiring art! This vinyasa-style class will begin with a few rounds of flowing movement to warm up the body and connect you to your breath, and finish with longer holds and stretches to relax and rejuvenate the senses. Everyone is welcome! Note: Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable layers to move in. Lucy’s…

Night Stories | Summer Gala

August 18 | 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday, August 18, 6:30-11pm $225 | CMCA members $250 | Non-members Join us for a festive summer night celebrating CMCA's First Anniversary in its Toshiko Mori Architect building and the opening of the exhibition Linden Frederick | Night Stories, a collaboration between the artist and 15 award-winning authors. Our most important fundraising event of the year, the CMCA Summer Gala offers an extraordinary evening of food, drinks, fun, and art. 6:30–9pm Cocktails, Oyster Bar, Moveable Feast, Silent Auction Trillium Caterers |…

Night Stories | Silent Auction

August 18 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, August 18, 6:30-8pm Open bidding at CMCA Summer Gala; absentee bids accepted until noon on August 18. Contact jthompson@cmcanow.org or call (207) 701-5005 to place absentee bid(s). Auction Items Lot 1 Exclusive to CMCA | Sam Cady, gull view, sand and little sand, low tide, morning, 2017 Born in 1943 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Sam Cady has been sailing and exploring the coast of Maine his entire life and the imprint of the state’s rugged topography, numerous offshore islands, and…

Night Stories | After Party

August 18 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday, August 18, 9-11pm $10 CMCA Members (enter discount code AFTERPARTY17 at checkout), $12 Non-members; 21+ only Purchase tickets below, at Curator, Main St., Rockland, or night of event. Following CMCA's annual Summer Gala, dance the night away in our courtyard with DJ Owen Cartwright. Cash bar, ice cream truck, fire pit + sparklers! Music | DJ Owen Cartwright Cash Bar | Trillium Caterers Ice Cream Truck | Stone Fox Farm Creamery

Linden Frederick | Night Stories

August 19 - November 5

Opening in conjunction with the CMCA Summer Gala on the evening of Friday, August 18, is the exhibition Linden Frederick | Night Stories, featuring fifteen new paintings by the Belfast, Maine-based artist, created in collaboration with fifteen outstanding American writers, including: Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See) National Book Award-finalist Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog) National Book Award-winner Louise Erdrich (The Round House) National Book Award-finalist Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the…

Thursday Yoga Flow with Lucy Spalding

August 24 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm All levels welcome, by donation End your busy summer Thursdays with a fun, dynamic practice surrounded by beautiful and inspiring art! This vinyasa-style class will begin with a few rounds of flowing movement to warm up the body and connect you to your breath, and finish with longer holds and stretches to relax and rejuvenate the senses. Everyone is welcome! Note: Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable layers to move in. Lucy’s…

Linden Frederick | Night Stories Artist Reception

August 25 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, August 25, 5-8pm Free and open to the public We’re celebrating the public opening of our newest summer exhibition Linden Frederick | Night Stories! View the exhibition, meet the artist, and enjoy refreshments in our courtyard.

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