About CMCA

Experience the art of this generation and the next. CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programs are made to inspire and attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

CMCA’s striking building, designed by architect Toshiko Mori, provides exceptional exhibition space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists connected to Maine. The CMCA Shop features a range of books, gifts and objects by primarily Maine artisans and designers.

Located in the heart of Rockland’s downtown arts district, CMCA is in walking distance of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, the Strand Theatre, and dozens of art galleries, restaurants, and hotels.

COVID Policy

As of Saturday, March 12, face coverings are optional for CMCA visitors, in accordance with updated state guidelines.

To help ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all, please:

  • Practice social distancing
  • Please refrain from visiting if you have a cough or fever

Thank you for your cooperation.

Summer Hours

June – October

Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Winter Hours

November – May

Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Closed Federal holidays


General $10
Students + Seniors (with ID) $8
Under 18 Free
Members Free


Center for Maine Contemporary Art
21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME
04841 USA

*Tickets can be purchased online in advance to reduce physical contact, please print receipt and present at front desk.

CMCA Members Always Receive Free Admission

Membership brings benefits—free admission, 10% Gift Shop discount, special Member prices on events and programs—all while supporting contemporary art in Maine!

Rockland Free Membership
Sponsored by First National Bank

CMCA is pleased to offer free memberships for Rockland residents, made possible by First National Bank.

Rockland residents over the age of 18 can sign up for a free CMCA membership with proof of a Rockland mailing address. The Rockland Free Membership program includes three available membership levels – artist, individual or household – offering benefits for individuals and families.

Interested Rockland residents are welcome to sign up for the membership in-person at CMCA’s front desk and immediately gain access to free admission and other membership benefits.

Free First Saturday for Winter Months
Sponsored by Camden National Bank

CMCA is pleased to offer one free full day of admission each month in 2022, made possible by Camden National Bank.

This will include Free First Saturdays from February-April & November-December and Free First Fridays from May – October.

Free full days of admission for 2022 are:
Saturday, February 5
Saturday, March 5
Saturday, April 2
Friday, May 6
Friday, June 3
Friday, July 1
Friday, August 5
Friday, September 2
Friday, October 7
Saturday, November 5
Saturday, December 3

Current Exhibitions

  • Rodrigo Valenzuela | WEAPONS

    Rodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition incorporates works from two connected and ongoing photographic ser...

    May 27 - September 10
  • Ellie Ga | Quarries

    Ellis Ga will present a projection of her latest video, Quarries (2022), which premiered in spring ...

    May 27 - September 10
  • Nancy Andrews | Homebodies

    Nancy Andrews’ first solo exhibition in her home state brings together diverse threads of her arti...

    May 27 - September 10
  • Shinique Smith | Continuous Poem

    Shinique Smith’s monumental, 28-foot-wide artwork, Memories of my youth streak by on the 23, captu...

    May 27 - September 10

View all upcoming & current Exhibitions

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