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.
Black Box by Christine Cassano - April 21 - August 6, 2017
Arizona artist Christine Cassano uses her work to explore contemporary ecological, biological and technological changes in society as well as our impact on the world around us. As a multi-media artist, Cassano crosses the boundaries between sculpture, installation, ceramics and many other mediums.
Making Waves: A group exhibition by Lucrezia Bieler, Jennifer McCurdy, Robert Donne and Katie Glusica - April 21 - August 6, 2017
Making Waves is an exhibition that creates room for the viewer to explore the vast concept and spectrum of waves. The interconnected world that we live in and imagine is rendered by waves, both physically and ethereally. With the mediums of paper, porcelain, weaving and sound, the artist’s present a visual and aural experience of the interdependent dualism of life through waves.
Flourish: A Survey of the New Contemporary Movement – May 12 - August 6, 2017
Encompassing three galleries, Flourish is a group exhibition that features works by artists from the New Contemporary Art Movement. Curated by Los Angeles' Thinkspace Gallery, one of the Movement's most active proponents, the exhibition showcases new and relevant talent by some of its most compelling artists. Working in a variety of stylistic veins, New Contemporary Art includes everything from Pop Surrealism, Muralism, Installation and Street Art, to Graffiti, Hyperrealism, Illustration and Portraiture. Though seemingly disparate, these genres are all linked by a vibrant community, multiple stylistic allegiances, and a return to the expressive possibilities of figurative and representational content, driven by a more populist sensibility. The Movement is loosely defined by its shared interest in the social rather than the abstract or conceptual.