Camden National Bank is working with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to host a free public opening for the community Sunday, June 26, from 2  to 5 p.m., following the official ribbon-cutting and dedication.

Guests will be invited to explore the newly constructed 11,500-square-foot space at 21 Winter St. and enjoy three inaugural solo exhibitions featuring the works of Jonathan Borofsky, Alex Katz and Rollin Leonard.

“This is an exciting time in the Midcoast as we all anxiously await the opening of the new CMCA, and we are proud to be able to offer the community the opportunity to see and enjoy the space on opening day,” said Greg Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Bank.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori and constructed by Cold Mountain Builders of Belfast, the new facility provides more than 5,500 square feet of gallery space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists. It features three exhibition galleries, a gift shop, an ArtLab classroom, and a 2,200-square-foot courtyard.

With glass on three sides, the museum is an extension of the surrounding streetscape and enables visitors to enter the space without actually coming inside.

Suzette McAvoy, center director, said, “We are honored to finally share our new building with the community and are very grateful to Camden National Bank for providing this free public opening for everyone. The unique design of this building offers a dramatic destination for visitors and will help us build upon and advance Maine’s exceptional legacy in American art.

"We look forward to welcoming everyone in to enjoy the museum and our three opening exhibitions…which highlight three generations of artists and showcase the diversity and range of art in Maine today.”

The exhibits are Jonathan Borofsky: Human Structures; Alex Katz: Small Paintings; and Rollin Leonard: Vernal Pond.

With its expanded gallery space, dedicated classroom and lecture hall/performance space, the new building will allow CMCA to grow its exhibition and educational offerings, focus on the art of current and future generations, and continue to inspire and serve people of all demographics and ages.