Postcard in front of MECA. Photo Provided by Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art

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

Visit > Maine College of Art

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 is always free. Donations are appreciated.


Maine College of Art 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: info@meca.edu  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.