Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockland

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Founded in 1952, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is a contemporary arts institution, presenting a year-round program of changing exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists with ties to Maine. In addition, CMCA offers a full range of educational programs for all ages, including gallery talks, performances, film screenings, and hands-on workshops. In 2016, CMCA opened a newly constructed 11,500+ square foot building, with 5,500 square feet of exhibition space, designed by architect Toshiko Mori. Located in downtown Rockland, Maine, across from the Farnsworth Art Museum and adjacent to the Strand Theatre, the new CMCA has three exhibition galleries, a gift shop, a lecture hall, an ArtLab classroom, and an open public courtyard.

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  • This museum was not only interesting but had such a cool exhibit of pieces of wood made to represent water. You could walk on the paths of wood/water. Not very expensive to get in and worth it.  more »
  • What a fun place. The exhibits were extremely different. The bird paintings were quite vibrant. I looked forward to the map exhibit, yet found it a bit depressing. Loved the You Can Dream It exhibition much more than I expected. It took us slightly over an hour to take it all in. We wished there were more exhibits.
  • An interesting place to chill out and slowly wander through the gallery. When I visited they had a an exhibit by Ann Craven who is known for her bird paintings. Good way to pass an hour or so. Once you are done it's a short walk to the center of Rockland.

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