Meeting To Address Future Uses for MCA Grad School Building


Nesin Graduate School
  • Nesin Graduate School
The Memphis College of Art (MCA) will vacate the downtown Nesin Graduate School building at 477 S. Main next year, just five years after moving the grad program into the South Main Arts District.

MCA officials have said the downtown location felt alienated from its Overton Park campus, and it was too far away from the arts amenities, such as wood- and metal-working shops, printmaking equipment, offered at the Midtown campus.

Now they're asking the public to help them determine the next use for the 477 S. Main building. The public is invited to share ideas for the space in three meetings between September 15th and 16th. Those meetings are set for Tuesday, September 15th at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 16th at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. To RSVP for a meeting, go here.

The Nesin school is housed in a five-story building with an art gallery, student studios, classrooms, and apartment spaces.

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