Maine College of Art & Design, Photo Credit: Serena Folding

Maine College of Art & Design

MECA&D is located in the heart of the Portland’s Art District. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art & Design features leading edge exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art.

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522 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101

P. (207) 775-3052

T. (800) 639-4808

Wed – Sun
11:00 am–5:00 pm
About Us

Admission to The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D is always free. Donations are appreciated.


Maine College of Art & Design delivers a transformative learning experience within an intimate and demanding educational environment by preparing students in the areas of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

The College offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Fine Arts, a Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education and Continuing Studies for adults and youth.

Admissions Office:  800.699.1509.

The Joanne Waxman Library is one of the largest independent libraries in Northern New England and a major resource for the region. Its collections number approximately 43,000 volumes, over 100 periodicals, as well as videos and other materials. In addition, the library maintains a special collection of rare books and 19th century publications, primarily on the arts. The Library provides access to a suite of online resources, which include online periodical indices and full-text databases as well as an extensive digital image collection.