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The Charles Q. Clapp House which houses many of MECA's adminstrative offices, pictured in 1965.
The Charles Q. Clapp House which houses many of MECA's adminstrative offices, pictured in 1965.

The Maine College of Art, or MECA, is a fully accredited, degree-granting art college in the city of Portland, Maine. Image File history File links Clapphouse. ... Image File history File links Clapphouse. ... Official website: www. ...


Established in 1882 as an educational component to the Portland Society of Art, MECA is now a vital cultural and economic force in the city of Portland. Its restoration of historic Congress Street buildings as its primary facilities helped save the downtown area from a severe economic decline, brought on by the growth of indoor shopping facilities such as the nearby Maine Mall. Before renaming itself Maine College of Art in 1990 it was known as the Portland School of Fine and Applied Art and Portland School of Art. 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Maine Mall Maine mall is designated as a key geographic location in the state of Maine Maine Mall is a suburban shopping mall in South Portland, near Portland, Maines largest city. ...


Since the 1990s, Maine College of Art has proved to be a revitalizing force in the downtown area - bringing in students from around the country and internationally, and restoring the historic Porteous building on Congress Street as its main facility. The school has also maintained the Baxter building, once home to the city's public library, housing several computer labs and its New Media, Graphic Design and Photography Majors as well as the offices of Advancement, President and graduate studies.


In addition to offering Bachelor, Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts degrees, the school has a continuing studies program available to unenrolled adults and high school students.


James Baker has been elected the 16th president of Maine College of Art and is set to begin in summer 2006. Baker is currently the Executive Director of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. He succeeds Christine Vincent, who served for four years. Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269 837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ...


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  • Maine College of Art website

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The Maine College of Art, or MECA, is a fully accredited, degree-granting art college in the city of Portland, Maine.
Before renaming itself Maine College of Art in 1990 it was known as the Portland School of Fine and Applied Art and Portland School of Art.
Since the 1990s, Maine College of Art has proved to be a revitalizing force in the downtown area - bringing in students from around the country and internationally, and restoring the historic Porteous building on Congress Street as its main facility.
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