Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum


Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday, December 22. In compliance with COVID safety protocols, museum capacity will be reduced and masks will be required for all visitors age 6 and over. Details on time slot reservations coming soon!

Reduced Hours (Dec 18, 2020-Jan 10, 2021): Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12-4pm
Return to Regular Hours (Jan 12, 2021): Tues, Weds, Fri, Sat: 10am-5pm; Thurs: 10am-8pm; Sun: Noon-5pm; 2nd Fri of the Month: 10am-10pm


Current, Thru January 3, 2021: Distanced but not Separated
The exhibition contains artwork by twenty-eight artists, who currently teach or have made significant contributions to one of the four Mesa Arts Center art studio areas:  Ceramics, Glass, Metals and Drawing/Painting/Printmaking. The artwork will be on display in Mesa Arts Center’s theater windows, creating a safe, alternate viewing experience.

December 18, 2020–January 31, 2021: Pop-up Exhibition, Human Contrasts / ”…Veterans of Creative Suffering”
Guest Curator: Clottee Hammons, Creative Director, Emancipation Arts LLC in conjuction with the Regional Unity Art Walk
Human contrasts are those individuals that on the surface appear very dissimilar and disconnected.

December 18, 2020–March 28, 2021: Ann Morton, History Repeats
An Arizona artist, exploits traditional textile techniques as conceptual tools for aesthetic, social communication to examine a society of which we are all a part - as bystanders, participants, victims and perpetrators.

December 18, 2020–April 18, 2021: Harold Lohner, Forbidden Colors
An Arizona artist, a font designer and printmaker, who rarely makes print editions. Instead, through bold, graphic shapes, Lohner captures the human figure in patterned layers and colors to create visually striking monoprints and one-of-a-kind artist books.

January 15–April 4, 2021: Alexandra Bowers: A Murmuration of Found Feathers in Flight
Arizona artist, known for her intricate nature inspired pyrographic (burned wood), watercolor, and wax pigment colored drawings.

February 12–April 18, 2021: 42nd Annual Contemporary Crafts
Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is the exciting visual art exhibition space at Mesa Arts Center. In five stunning galleries, MCAM showcases curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists. MCAM also offers lectures by significant artists and arts professionals, art workshops, and a volunteer docent program.


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