CMCA is Open!

In line with the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, fully vaccinated visitors are no longer required to wear face coverings at CMCA.

CMCA still requires unvaccinated visitors to wear masks. We ask this out of consideration for our staff, fellow visitors and youth who take part in our on-site education programs.

CMCA is committed to maintaining a respectful, safe, and inclusive experience for all our visitors. We support anyone’s decision to continue wearing a face covering, regardless of vaccination status.

To help ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all, we ask that you observe the following guidelines:

  • Sanitize your hands upon entering and at stations throughout your visit
  • Please refrain from visiting if you have a cough or fever

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gallery attendants and front desk staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about CMCA’s COVID-19 protocols—or the art!

And if you are not yet ready to visit in person, you can still stay engaged online, with a Virtual Tour of our Biennial exhibition, Art Lab art instruction videos, Lunch/Break Curatorial Tours and Artist Toolbox professional development offerings and more!

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.


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

Summer Hours

June – October

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

Closed Federal holidays

Spring Hours

Through May 28

Thursday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


General $8
Students + Seniors (with ID) $6
Under 18 Free
Members Free

*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!

CMCA is thrilled 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 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 their membership in-person at CMCA’s front desk.

Current Exhibitions

  • David Row | The Shape of Things

    The Shape of Things is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s wor...

    May 29 - September 12
  • S.B. Walker | Nor’East

    For six years beginning in early 2014, photographer S.B. (Sam) Walker traveled more than 100,000 mil...

    May 29 - September 12
  • Will o’ the Wisp

    The Will o’ the Wisp is a mischievous sprite that leads weary travelers deeper and deeper into a t...

    May 29 - September 12
  • SCREEN | Cherrie Yu

    Cherrie Yu is a 25 year old artist born in Xi’an, China. She currently lives and works from Chicag...

    May 29 - September 12
  • Aaron T Stephan | Simple Twist of Fate

    The Portland-based artist is presenting his monumental sculpture, Simple Twist of Fate (2020) in CMC...

    June 29 - August 31

View all upcoming & current Exhibitions

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