EXPLORE | CONNECT | PRESERVE | TEACH
Operating from a cross border (U.S. / Canada) perspective, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) serves as a cultural catalyst and cultural anchor for the eastern coast of Maine. It does so by weaving together a range of interests (art, architecture, history) with a range of programs (exhibitions, artist residencies and talks, educational outreach, collections). New contemporary cultural works are fostered, created and exhibited through special projects and partnerships and through TIMA’s StudioWorks Artist-In-Residence (SWAIR) program that attracts artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad. TIMA has built the most significant wide ranging cultural collections existing anywhere that reflect this cross border region with connections to the wider world. Through its cross border cultural initiatives (such as Artsipelago) and memberships (such as with the Maine/New Brunswick Cultural Initiative and the Council for Canadian and American Relations), TIMA works to strengthen cultural ties within the international Passamaquoddy Bay region, between Maine and New Brunswick, and between New England and Atlantic Canada.