Cultural Institutions & Major Events
Farnsworth Museum – Rockland. For everyone who comes to Maine Media Workshops, this renowned museum is usually a must-visit with its extraordinary collection of works world-famous artists including locals Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) – Rockland. Across the street from the Farnsworth in its stunning new glass-enclosed and corrugated metal building, CMCA has showcased the art of Maine for more than 60 years. It is the state’s leading contemporary art museum.
Owlshead Transportation Museum – Owlshead. A fascinating collection of pre-1940 aircraft, vehicles, motorcycles, engines and carriages. Open year round 10am – 5pm …. an intriguing place for both adults and children.
The Strand – Rockland. Just up the street from the Farnsworth, the Strand has been entertaining audiences for almost 100 years. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the theatre “is a multi-use venue offering the best of current independent and world cinema, live musical performances & concerts, comedy, conferences, The Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre of London Live In HD broadcasts, and other special events on our stage and screen.”
Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) – Rockport/Camden/Rockland. “One of the top 12 documentary film festivals in the world, CIFF brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine, showcasing over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe each Fall.”
Bay Chamber Concerts – Screen Door Summer Music Festival – Rockport. World-acclaimed artists perform classical, jazz, world music and dance in concerts year-round with special and seasonal events. Children welcomed.
Camden Conference – Every February more than 1,000 people attend this internationally-known “informed discourse on world issues” at the Camden Opera House, with satellite venues in Rockland, Belfast, and Portland. The MidCoast area has a long tradition of community involvement in public issues, and is a favorite spot for retirees from the foreign service, domestic and international business, and academia.
PopTech – Point Lookout, just north of Camden, Oct. 30 – Nov 3, 2018. Internationally-acclaimed annual conference “brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change…Cutting-edge presentations, interactive sessions, hikes, conversation-filled family dinners, fireside chats in front of real fireplaces, late night debates, movies, music-making and bowling (yep-bowling!) – all in a natural setting that includes sleeping in beautiful log cabins.”