Capital Campaign


“A game-changer for Maine art.” — Alex Katz

Say WOW!

The new Center for Maine Contemporary Art opened to the public on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Located at 21 Winter Street in the heart of Rockland’s burgeoning downtown arts district, the new CMCA, designed by internationally-recognized architect Toshiko Mori, is a world-class venue for showcasing work by artists at the forefront of contemporary art in Maine and beyond.

To date, CMCA has raised $4.2 million towards its $5.2 million goal. Help keep the momentum going! Contribute to the art and economy of Maine’s present and future with a donation to the CMCA Capital Campaign.

Quick Facts

Three Galleries

Total Exhibition Space

Annual Attendance

Projected Visitation

$35 Million
Local & State

Projected Economic Impact

$5.2 Million
Capital Campaign

Total Budget

With its iconic saw-tooth roofline and emphasis on Maine’s legendary light, the new CMCA building is unlike anything else in the state. It’s designed to be accessible and inviting, with a glass-walled central courtyard that offers views inside and links the space to the community like an open embrace. Here, CMCA will continue its mission as a current and future catalyst for carrying forward Maine’s exceptional legacy in American art, only now on a whole new scale.

  • Capital Campaign packet, including Named Giving Opportunities – download PDF.
  • Economic Impact of the new CMCA – download report.
  • Press response to the new CMCA – view here.