The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 1. New hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Throughout July, a special reopening admission of $5 is offered; CMCA members and children under the age of 18 are always admitted free of charge. The CMCA gift shop is open to the public at no charge.

Private tours led by CMCA executive director Suzette McAvoy will be available by reservation from 10 to 11 a.m, daily for a donation of $25 for one or two people, plus admission. The maximum tour size is four people. To reserve a tour, email Jean Thompson at

To ensure the health and safety of all concerned, visitors to CMCA are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times and to maintain a minimum of six feet from others. To limit physical contact, admission tickets may be purchased in advance on the CMCA website and the printed receipt presented at reception.

“Having been physically closed since mid-March, we are excited to once again invite visitors to enjoy the enriching experience of viewing art in person,” McAvoy says. “We will be strictly observing the State of Maine guidelines for reopening, and we are particularly fortunate that our spacious galleries, open floor plan and outdoor courtyard contribute to providing a welcoming and safe environment for visitors and staff.”

Current exhibitions at CMCA include “Skirting the Line: Painting between Abstraction and Representation,” featuring the work of five women painters, and “Erin Johnson: Unnamed for Decades,” a new, two-gallery installation by the second recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Also on view are videos by artist Erin Dorney from her series “Question the Body.”

CMCA is located at 21 Winter St., Rockland. For additional information, visit

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