The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., again offers its popular Who Do You Love? lecture series, this time in conjunction with the 2016 CMCA Biennial Exhibition.

The first edition of the series will take place Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. and feature four Biennial artists: Phoebe Adams (Phippsburg); Lynn Duryea (Deer Isle and South Portland); Kayla Mohammadi (Walpole and Boston); and Kate Russo (Portland and London, England).

Following the format of the series, in which artists share the artistic loves of their lives, each artist will present slides of three works of art by other artists that they love, sharing why these works are important to them, and how they have inspired their own work. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

The next Who Do You Love? lecture, featuring four additional Biennial artists, is set for Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. The lectures are free with admission. For more information about the talks, visit

The 2016 CMCA Biennial is on view through Feb. 5. Support is provided by Allen Insurance and Financial and CHUBB, whose generous gift made it possible to waive entry fees for the 780 artists who submitted work for this year’s CMCA Biennial.

CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions as well as dynamic educational programs and special events for all ages. Hours, November through May, are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. (closed federal holidays). Admission is $6, free for children younger than 12 and for members. For more information, call 701-5005 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or