The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs.
In 1952, a group of artists came together in the beautiful harbor village of Rockport, Maine to put on a small summer art exhibition. Originally called Maine Coast Artists, their initiative evolved over the next 50 years to become the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), the state's leading nonprofit institution dedicated to advancing contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programs.
Today, CMCA does what no other arts organization in New England does: it exhibits work by 300-400 living artists a year and helps countless more with its education and professional development workshops and by being a hub for an ever-expanding artist network. Each year more than 14,000 visitors enrich their lives by coming through our doors to engage with one of the nation's most active contemporary art scenes.