Art around us
Galleries and museums on Mount Desert Island and in the greater coastal Maine region.
If you have a gallery, museum or arts-related opportunity that could be a resource to students and the COA community, please do not hesitate to write us at

On Mount Desert Island:
Artemis Gallery
Abbe Museum

Portland Museum of Art
Farnsworth Museum
Museum of Art at Bowdoin College
Museum of Art at Colby College
Galleries at the University of Southern Maine

Internships in the arts

COA includes completing an internship as a graduation requirement. Below is a list of past internships related to the arts completed by students.

Theater opportunities

COA offers numerous opportunities to study theater and performing arts through classes taught by professors Jodi Baker and Nancy Andrews with possible visiting faculty. Learning can be enriched when stepping out of our community. Learn more about where to study theater and performing arts in and around Maine from the list below compiled by COA alum Zachary Taibi ’17.

Thorndike Library

Our library houses resources to research and study art. Below are links to guides that students are free to access.

• Art and art history 

• Still and moving images

• Visual communication

• Performance studies

• Music and sound

• Zines