Rockland, ME, June 26, 2020 — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland has announced that it will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 1. New hours will be Monday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm, and Sundays, noon to 5pm. Throughout the month of July a special reopening admission of $5 is offered; CMCA members and children under the age of 18 are always free. The CMCA gift shop is open to the public at no charge.

Private tours led by CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy will be available by reservation from 10am to 11am daily for a donation of $25 for one or two persons plus admission. The maximum tour size is four persons. To reserve a tour, e-mail Jean Thompson at

To ensure the health and safety of all concerned, visitors to CMCA are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times, and to maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others. To limit physical contact, admission tickets may be purchased in advance on the CMCA website and the printed receipt presented at reception.

“Having been physically closed since mid-March, we are excited to once again invite visitors to enjoy the enriching experience of viewing art in person,” says Executive Director Suzette McAvoy. “We will be strictly observing the State of Maine guidelines for reopening, and we are particularly fortunate that our spacious galleries, open floor plan and outdoor courtyard contribute to providing a welcoming and safe environment for visitors and staff.”

Current exhibitions at CMCA include “Skirting the Line: Painting between Abstraction and Representation,” featuring the work of five women painters, and “Erin Johnson: Unnamed for Decades,” a new two-gallery installation by the second recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Also on view are videos by artist Erin Dorney from her series, “Question the Body.” For additional information, please visit CMCA’s website, 


CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages on site and online.

Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, MaineHours: July through October, Monday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission: $5 Special reopening price; children under 18 free; CMCA members free.

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Below: Installation view of the exhibition, Skirting the Line: Painting Between Abstraction and Representation, at CMCA this summer. Photo: Dave Clough