Rockland, ME, June 16, 2021 – The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will be celebrating the non-profit’s fifth anniversary in Rockland on Sunday, June 27.
New and long-time members are invited to enjoy light refreshments from 10:30am – 12pm along with member-exclusive discounts in our gift shop all day long. Rockland residents and interested art-lovers are welcome to sign up for a membership in person and enjoy the celebratory perks.
CMCA will also mark our anniversary by offering free admission to all visitors on Sunday, June 27 from 12-5pm
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art has been supporting, exhibiting, and sustaining arts and artists with ties to Maine since its founding in 1952. In that time, CMCA has grown from a scrappy upstart presenting shows in barns and backrooms to become the state’s preeminent contemporary arts organization, hosting a slew of internationally-known artists along the way. With its new space in the heart of downtown Rockland, CMCA extends its reach exponentially, allowing it to continue its mission on a whole new level.
With its move to downtown Rockland in 2016, the center pursues that core mission on a new and elevated level. Where the former firehouse saw some 9,000 annual visitors, the new space in the heart of Rockland sees upwards of 35,000-50,000. Designed by Toshiko Mori, an internationally-known, New York-based architect who has been visiting Rockland on the way to her home on North Haven for thirty years, the new building provides CMCA with a structure built specifically to serve its mission.
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Founded in 1952, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s mission is to advance contemporary art in Maine through direct engagement with artists and the public, creating exceptional exhibitions and programs that communicate the transformative power of the art of our time.
Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: May 29 – September 12, 2021, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission: $8; seniors $6; children under 18 free, CMCA members free.
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5th Anniversary Member Reception event hosted by CMCA
CMCA Courtyard, photo by Dave Clough