Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum


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.

Current Exhibits:

First Impression II – Dec. 7, 2018-Mar. 24, 2019
first impression

First Impressions is a retrospective exhibition that showcases all the prints that have been part of the Mesa Contemporary Arts Annual Print Calendar in the last five years. Featuring artists from across the country, the prints, range from relief prints to screen prints as well as etchings to lithographs. 

Patterns of Obsession: Janet Towbin – Jan. 18-April 14, 2019
Patterns of Obsession

(Images and exhibitions description available soon.)

Angels and Carnivorous Flowers: Carrie Ann Baade – Jan. 18-April 14, 2019
Angels and Carnivorous Flowers
(Images and exhibitions description available soon.)

Survival Instincts: Elliott Kayser - Feb. 8-April 21, 2019

survival instincts

Using the cow as a symbol for America’s agricultural landscape, Elliott Kayser’s clay sculpture links the viewer to the land, its history and cultural beliefs. Kayser began working with family farmers and learned how the forfeiting of responsibility for our resources has led to the loss of these farms and the careful stewardship of land and animal they have historically overseen. His work seeks to reestablish a connection to the means of production of our food and in doing so renew the value we place on our resources.  Elliott Kayser is the 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition Juror’s Choice winner.