CMCA Annual Fund

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What our visitors are saying

First trip to CMCA, won’t be the last

“First trip to CMCA, won’t be the last”

Outstanding in liveliness

“Outstanding in liveliness”

The most beautiful exhibit space in Maine!

“The most beautiful exhibit space in Maine!”

I am always fascinated and intrigued by your exhibits!

“I am always fascinated and intrigued by your exhibits!”

Thank you for creating a space of such artistic excellence

“Thank you for creating a space of such artistic excellence”

So glad this is here—restores the soul

“So glad this is here—restores the soul”

A wonderful addition to the art scene!

“A wonderful addition to the art scene!”

Stunning!

“Stunning!”

Inspires me and makes me feel content

“Inspires me and makes me feel content”

Very cool

“Very cool”

Impressive!

“Impressive!”

NEW FAVORITE PLACE

“NEW FAVORITE PLACE”

Every time I come here it gets better!

“Every time I come here it gets better!”

Bravo!

“Bravo!”

Great exhibitions!

“Great exhibitions!”

Beautiful space, wonderful art!

“Beautiful space, wonderful art!”

Loved IT ALL

“Loved IT ALL”

Excellent experience of contemporary art as discourse, dialogue, quest

“Excellent experience of contemporary art as discourse, dialogue, quest”

As the orange hat in the gift shop says…WOW!

“As the orange hat in the gift shop says…WOW!”

“CMCA’s new home...captures the generous forward-looking spirit of a living institution whose adventurous mission promises to enrich the cultural life of its city and region for decades to come.”

—Henry N. Cobb, founding partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

With Gratitude

Dear Friends,

CMCA sends this annual letter to you with gratitude. We are grateful for your support, our wonderful new Rockland location, and our opportunity to showcase Maine-connected contemporary art in our cutting-edge 21st century building.

This year has been one of:

  • stellar exhibitions attracting national and statewide press, such as The Wall Street Journal, Down East, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Portland Press Herald, Art New England
  • capacity participation in our ArtLabs for All Ages and new school programs
  • a jump in attendance and membership to levels that exceeded our projections
  • First Friday crowds filling our courtyard and galleries
  • a sold-out dynamite lecture by artist William Wegman
  • hundreds attending our Sunday Salons and Tuesday Talks featuring exhibiting artists and engaging guest speakers
  • collaborations with many other arts and education organizations—theatre to poetry—from throughout Maine and beyond

CMCA is a unique place where individual transformation can and does take place and where community comes together—but with your help, we can do more. We can make our ArtLabs for youth even deeper using the visual arts to increase literacy and conceptual skills. We can employ advanced technology to engage the public in fresh and contemporary ways and expand our reach beyond our physical walls.

Your contribution will help us grab the opportunities that now abound. Opportunities to use our unique space, vision, and imagination of what a 21st century art museum can be to grow, thrive, and serve all Mainers, seasonal and year-round.

A contribution of $500 or more brings with it a complimentary Good Host membership that allows unlimited entrance to CMCA for you and your guests—but all contributions matter.

Please contribute now at the highest level you can to help us get ready for an outstanding 2018 lineup of groundbreaking exhibitions, events, lectures and more. 2017 was just a prologue to what CMCA is creating, doing, and becoming—with your support.

With sincere thanks,

Suzette McAvoy
Director

PS: Save June 29, 2018 for our not-to-be-missed Summer Gala!

Header image and Photograph: Dave Clough Photography