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Center for Maine Contemporary Art

162 Russell Ave, Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 236-2875
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Rockport
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: CMCA is a seasonal nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs. Originally Maine Coast Artists, CMCA has been promoting Maine art for 59 years.

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

One would not expect "contemporary art" to be much produced or on display in Maine, because the state is mostly known for iconic representational and regionalist art. And so this Center is an unexpected and welcome jewel to the mid-coast Maine art scene. It is small, but excellent. Mostly known to showcase Maine contemporary artists, with periodic special exhibitions. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The exhibits we have seen here are always interesting and thought provoking, This is not common Maine art but if you like contemporary do not miss it. They are building a big new museum in Rockland - we will be sad to see this historic building abandoned.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Top notch body of faculty, great and diverse courses for the beginner to the most advanced, savvy professional. Great accommodations, excellent food, incomparable atmosphere of camaraderie. This is the place where you will learn about photography and much more

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Visit the Maine Center of Contemporary Art to start. Then visit visit the Rockland/Farnsworth Museum....and top it off with a visit to Colby College. Colby has one of the outstanding art museums in the country.....an hour and a half away.....it is well worth the visit.

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narragansett, rhode island
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Get way from the boat paintings and see some wonderful contemporary art. his place is a diamond in the rough....the scenery surrounding it is magnificent

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We always include the Center in every visit to the area and usually that means three or four visits a year. We usually prefer it to the more famous Farnsworth in neighboring Rockland. Occasionally the Center's exhibitions prove to be a dud (what museum or gallery doesn't have a few duds?), but when it is good it is provocative, mind-stretching,... More

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Norway, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our family always includes a visit to the Center for Maine Contempory Art in beautiful Rockport when we visit the Farnsworth Art Museum in nearby Rockland. It's easy to get my teenagers intrigued about the diverse and ever-changing offerings by contemporary artists in a variety of media. Many thanks and kudos to all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Lovely exhibition spaces overlooking the beautiful Rockport Harbor. Imaginative and innovative shows that reflect extremely well on the curators.

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