EXPLORE | CONNECT | PRESERVE | TEACH
The Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) acts as both cultural catalyst and cultural anchor for the eastern coast of Maine with strong links to neighboring Canada and ties to the broader world. New cultural works are fostered and created through a range of special projects and partnerships and through TIMA’s artist residency program that attracts artists from throughout the U.S. and across the world. TIMA has built the most significant wide ranging cultural collections existing anywhere that reflect this cross border region with wider global connections — from art to architecture, from furniture to fisheries. TIMA’s exhibitions, outreach programs and regional revitalization efforts embody this perspective as well. Through its cross border cultural initiatives (such as Artsipelago) and memberships (such as with the Maine/New Brunswick Cultural Initiative), TIMA works to strengthen cultural ties within the international Passamaquoddy Bay region, between Maine and New Brunswick, New England and Atlantic Canada and the wider world.