MassArt Art Museum

MassArt Art Museum Boston’s newest—and free—contemporary art museum, featuring groundbreaking works by visionary artists. #maamboston

MAAM's Mission:

To open eyes, expand minds, and create opportunity through the lens of contemporary art.
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MassArt Art Museum
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

MassArt Art Museum
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Operating as usual

02/22/2021
It's our birthday! MAAM turns one!

One year ago we opened our doors for the first time. We loved sharing our exhibitions with you. We hope you have been able to join us this past year at our many virtual events!

Tonight at 6:30PM, MAAM and Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Edward Monovich are hosting a FREE live mo...
02/18/2021

Tonight at 6:30PM, MAAM and Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Edward Monovich are hosting a FREE live model drawing session!

Join us for an artmaking experience that blurs the boundaries between observational drawing and performance art. Create with the materials that you have on hand, no art experience necessary!

Register to attend: https://maam.massart.edu/event/drawing-together-18
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Photo: Drawing Together co-hosted with MassArt Studio Foundation. Photo: Janine Bensen.

Tonight at 6:30PM, MAAM and Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Edward Monovich are hosting a FREE live model drawing session!

Join us for an artmaking experience that blurs the boundaries between observational drawing and performance art. Create with the materials that you have on hand, no art experience necessary!

Register to attend: https://maam.massart.edu/event/drawing-together-18
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Photo: Drawing Together co-hosted with MassArt Studio Foundation. Photo: Janine Bensen.

New program alert! 🚨  Sunday (2/14) MAAM Educator Tiffany Doggett will host the first free "Breakfast with Tiffany" virt...
02/12/2021

New program alert! 🚨 Sunday (2/14) MAAM Educator Tiffany Doggett will host the first free "Breakfast with Tiffany" virtual artmaking series.

Tiffany will be sharing how to make Valentine snowflakes to give to your loved ones! ❤️ ❄️

Register to attend and see the materials list: https://maam.massart.edu/event/breakfast-tiffany-1

New program alert! 🚨 Sunday (2/14) MAAM Educator Tiffany Doggett will host the first free "Breakfast with Tiffany" virtual artmaking series.

Tiffany will be sharing how to make Valentine snowflakes to give to your loved ones! ❤️ ❄️

Register to attend and see the materials list: https://maam.massart.edu/event/breakfast-tiffany-1

Join MAAM, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Studio Foundation professor Loretta Park, and artist Maya Anderson on...
02/09/2021

Join MAAM, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Studio Foundation professor Loretta Park, and artist Maya Anderson on Thursday (2/11) for a FREE collage making workshop! We will explore simple collaging techniques while listening to music.

Register today! https://maam.massart.edu/event/collage-workshop-2

Join MAAM, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Studio Foundation professor Loretta Park, and artist Maya Anderson on Thursday (2/11) for a FREE collage making workshop! We will explore simple collaging techniques while listening to music.

Register today! https://maam.massart.edu/event/collage-workshop-2

Looking for something fun to do with your little art lovers this weekend? Join us Saturday morning for our newest FREE p...
02/04/2021

Looking for something fun to do with your little art lovers this weekend? Join us Saturday morning for our newest FREE program, Art & Stories with Julia Einstein!

Julia will guide us through 20 minutes of artmaking and storytelling, designed especially for 3-5 year olds. Register to attend: https://maam.massart.edu/event/art-stories-1

And thanks to Magdiela Matta at The ARTery for including MAAM in the "5 Things to Do This Weekend" roundup! https://www.wbur.org/artery/2021/02/04/weekend-writers-workshop-paintings-show

📸: Rebecca Morrison

Looking for something fun to do with your little art lovers this weekend? Join us Saturday morning for our newest FREE program, Art & Stories with Julia Einstein!

Julia will guide us through 20 minutes of artmaking and storytelling, designed especially for 3-5 year olds. Register to attend: https://maam.massart.edu/event/art-stories-1

And thanks to Magdiela Matta at The ARTery for including MAAM in the "5 Things to Do This Weekend" roundup! https://www.wbur.org/artery/2021/02/04/weekend-writers-workshop-paintings-show

📸: Rebecca Morrison

We're excited to share a virtual tour of Joana Vasconcelos's "Valkyrie Mumbet" led by MAAM Executive Director Lisa Tung!...
01/26/2021
Curator Tour: Joana Vasconcelos "Valkyrie Mumbet" || MassArt Art Museum

We're excited to share a virtual tour of Joana Vasconcelos's "Valkyrie Mumbet" led by MAAM Executive Director Lisa Tung!

Learn about how the piece came to be, its deeper historical and local connections, and what special significance the work has for the artist. Watch now: https://youtu.be/orHrLNX__80

MAAM Executive Director Lisa Tung takes us on a tour of Joana Vasconcelos’s immersive installation, Valkyrie Mumbet. Watch and learn about how the piece came...

Visit two of MAAM's inaugural exhibitions virtually! Explore Joana Vasconcelos and Ghost of a Dream's immersive installa...
01/26/2021
Explore MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) in 3D

Visit two of MAAM's inaugural exhibitions virtually! Explore Joana Vasconcelos and Ghost of a Dream's immersive installations from all angles, learn about the exhibitions in English & Portuguese, and access related art making activities.

Take the 3D tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=iyQjjwFeLP1

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) is Boston’s newest—and free—contemporary art museum.

We're thrilled to have a photo of MAAM's grand opening exhibition "Valkyrie Mumbet" with artist Joana Vasconcelos includ...
01/04/2021

We're thrilled to have a photo of MAAM's grand opening exhibition "Valkyrie Mumbet" with artist Joana Vasconcelos included in WBUR 90.9 FM's roundup of "The Photos That Helped Us Tell The Stories Of 2020!"

Look back at the year in photos: https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/12/23/2020-wbur-best-photographs-pandemic-protest-politics
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Photo: Joana Vasconcelos standing in the center of her installation "Valkyrie Mumbet" at MassArt Art Museum, 2020. Courtesy Jesse Costa/WBUR.

We're thrilled to have a photo of MAAM's grand opening exhibition "Valkyrie Mumbet" with artist Joana Vasconcelos included in WBUR 90.9 FM's roundup of "The Photos That Helped Us Tell The Stories Of 2020!"

Look back at the year in photos: https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/12/23/2020-wbur-best-photographs-pandemic-protest-politics
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Photo: Joana Vasconcelos standing in the center of her installation "Valkyrie Mumbet" at MassArt Art Museum, 2020. Courtesy Jesse Costa/WBUR.

12/18/2020

Watch Joana Vasconcelos and her team create "Valkyrie Mumbet" and listen to the artist discuss in Portuguese the role of architecture in her work.

“Valkyrie Mumbet” is the newest in Joana Vasconcelos's “Valkyrie” series on view at MAAM.

12/15/2020
In the Studio: Joana Vasconcelos "Valkyrie Mumbet" (1)

See renowned Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos, working in her studio as she talks about the inspiration for her U.S. museum debut at MassArt Art Museum, “Valkyrie Mumbet.”

Know for her unprecedented multimedia works, Vasconcelos honors Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved woman whose court battle for her freedom in 1781 helped make slavery illegal in Massachusetts. “Valkyrie Mumbet” is the newest in her “Valkyrie” series, named after Norse female war goddesses, which pays homage to inspiring women.

Join us tonight for Noodle & Doodle! Presented by MAAM and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Illustration Depa...
12/10/2020
Drawing Together | MassArt Art Museum

Join us tonight for Noodle & Doodle! Presented by MAAM and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Illustration Department, this is a free virtual music drawing event featuring live performances by Jess Collins of Set Fire and Eric Waxwood of Sugar Blood Jinx.

Use the materials that you have on hand to draw the musicians or create as the music inspires you!

Register to attend: https://maam.massart.edu/event/drawing-together-16

MAAM and the MassArt Illustration Department present Noodle & Doodle, a free virtual music drawing event featuring live performances by Jess Collins of Set Fire and Eric Waxwood of Sugar Blood Jinx. Join us for an evening of sketching to a mix of rock and good-timey boogie blues with attitude. This....

We appreciate everyone voting for MAAM as the Best New Attraction in 2020 for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Trave...
12/04/2020
Vote - MassArt Art Museum - Best New Attraction Nominee: 2020 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

We appreciate everyone voting for MAAM as the Best New Attraction in 2020 for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards!

We're about to break into the top 10, and need your help!

Remember you can vote every day, now through Dec. 21.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-attraction-2020/massart-art-museum-boston/

MassArt Art Museum: Vote for your favorite new attraction of 2020!

MAAM is participating in #GivingTuesday, one day where Massachusetts College of Art and Design alumni, parents, faculty,...
12/01/2020

MAAM is participating in #GivingTuesday, one day where Massachusetts College of Art and Design alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors come together to make a HUGE impact on the MassArt community.

When 200 donors make a gift of any amount as part of #GivingTuesday, we will unlock over $25,000 of bonus funds for MassArt from a group of community leaders.

Support MAAM and the arts today! Visit: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MASSARTGIVES/team/MAAM

Image: Visitors enjoying Joana Vasconcelos's "Valkyrie Mumbet" at MAAM's grand opening. Photo: Melissa Ostrow.

We are thrilled to announce that MAAM has been nominated for Best New Attraction in 2020 for the USA TODAY 10Best Reader...
11/30/2020

We are thrilled to announce that MAAM has been nominated for Best New Attraction in 2020 for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards! Vote once per day through December 21 to show your support for free access to contemporary art.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-attraction-2020/massart-art-museum-boston/
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Image: A group of people waiting to enter MAAM on its grand opening day. Photo: Melissa Ostrow.

11/24/2020
In the Studio: Ghost of a Dream | Part 2

Ghost of a Dream is back to share with us their process and practice in creating work like "Yesterday is Here" featured in MAAM’s lobby.

For the grand opening of the MassArt Art Museum, Ghost of a Dream transformed the new lobby with a site-specific installation titled "Yesterday is Here." Ghost of a Dream's artwork centers on people’s hopes and dreams and is made from the ephemera they create in pursuit of those aspirations.

11/20/2020
City Point Partners: MassArt Art Museum Galleries

Check out this video of the MAAM renovation and Massachusetts College of Art and Design South Hall Project created by Path8 Productions for City Point Partners to showcase their 2020 CMAA New England Building Renovation Project of the Year Award! https://vimeo.com/451268409

This is "City Point Partners: MassArt Art Museum Galleries" by path8 Productions on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Virtual Drawing Together is tonight! Join Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Jane Marsching for a free wo...
11/19/2020

Virtual Drawing Together is tonight! Join Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Jane Marsching for a free workshop to learn about where color originates in the world around us. You'll discover how to use natural materials to create paints, inks, and dyes and get an inside look at the new MassArt Natural Pigment Library of colors from around the world. No materials are necessary to participate in this event.

Register to attend:https://maam.massart.edu/event/pigment-workshop

11/16/2020
In the Studio: Juan Obando "Game Changers"

"Game Changers" artist Juan Obando takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and making of his modified video game "Pro Revolution Soccer."

Juan Obando is a Colombian artist whose work focuses on the critical intervention of social systems and the subsequent production of video-performances, post-digital objects, and screen-based installations — presenting the screen as a site where ideology confronts aesthetics and new worlds are speculated.

His work is featured in MassArt Art Museum's inaugural group exhibition "Game Changers: Video Games in Contemporary Art."

Artists of Greater-Boston, apply now for the Collective Futures Fund! This is a one-time grant to provide emergency supp...
11/13/2020

Artists of Greater-Boston, apply now for the Collective Futures Fund!

This is a one-time grant to provide emergency support to visual artists in the Greater Boston-area. The fund will offer forty $1,500 grants through a lottery system to eligible artists in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties. This grant is intended to help visual artists whose income has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and who need assistance with basic expenses such as food, housing, medical costs, and child care.

Apply by November 27: https://www.collectivefuturesfund.org/

The Collective Futures Fund is administered by the Tufts University Art Galleries and is a part of the Regional Re-granting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Virtual Drawing Together is tonight! Join Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Edward Monovich and Basil El...
11/12/2020

Virtual Drawing Together is tonight! Join Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor Edward Monovich and Basil El Halwagy’s elaborately costumed “Fine Art Superhero” avatars for a free virtual artmaking experience that blurs the boundaries between observational drawing and performance art.

Register to attend: https://maam.massart.edu/event/fine-art-superheroes
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Photo: Basil El Halwagy’s "Fine Art Superhero” avatars. Courtesy of the artist.

11/10/2020
In the Studio: Ghost of a Dream (1)

See Ghost of a Dream, the collaborative project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, give a tour of their home studio and discuss some of their recent projects.

For the grand opening of the MassArt Art Museum, Ghost of a Dream transformed the new lobby with a site-specific installation titled "Yesterday is Here." Ghost of a Dream's artwork centers on people’s hopes and dreams and is made from the ephemera they create in pursuit of those aspirations.

For "Vitreous Bodies," an exhibition in our Paine Gallery in 2017, master glass artist Kanik Chung (1968-2013) drew 43 p...
11/03/2020

For "Vitreous Bodies," an exhibition in our Paine Gallery in 2017, master glass artist Kanik Chung (1968-2013) drew 43 portraits of all the presidents of the United States from George Washington to Barack Obama. The drawings are aligned so that the resulting image is a blurred and obfuscated picture of the combined history of political leadership in America. This sculptural installation embodies the overlapping, colliding, and connected beliefs, policies, and legacy of past presidents that have shaped the United States.
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Artwork: Kanik Chung. "Presidents," 2013. Glass sheets, ink. Courtesy Kanik Chung Estate. Exhibited in "Vitreous Bodies," 2017, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Photo: Eduardo Rivera

11/01/2020
For Freedoms

Artists, institutions, and collaborators, get involved! Founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is an artist-led organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. With its Infinite Playbook, For Freedoms commits to building a future with new cultural/political identities.

Read more: https://forfreedoms.org/

For Freedoms is an artist collective turned arts organization focused on modeling and increasing creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action.

New York Magazine has enlisted 48 artists to create “I voted” stickers for those who missed out on the opportunity to ce...
10/27/2020
Artists, Including David Hammons and Barbara Kruger, Reimagine “I Voted” Stickers

New York Magazine has enlisted 48 artists to create “I voted” stickers for those who missed out on the opportunity to celebrate performing their civic duty in-person amidst the pandemic (via Hyperallergic): https://hyperallergic.com/597025/artists-including-david-hammons-and-barbara-kruger-reimagine-i-voted-stickers/

New York Magazine commissioned voting stickers with imaginative designs by 48 artists.

Looking for a fun artmaking activity to do with fall leaves? Check out our past Drawing Together post on exploring textu...
10/26/2020

Looking for a fun artmaking activity to do with fall leaves? Check out our past Drawing Together post on exploring textures! http://ow.ly/wtsQ50C0Q1U

As a reminder, today is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts. Just days after the last United States presid...
10/24/2020

As a reminder, today is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts. Just days after the last United States presidential inauguration, we opened our exhibition "DRAW/Boston" which included Rirkrit Tiravanija's interactive "Demonstration Drawings." Visitors experienced Rirkrit's conceptual examination of people gathering together to act out ideas as Massachusetts College of Art and Design students participated in the live-action mural. This work remains a reflection on some of the most pressing political topics of our time. Although presented as moments from our past, "Demonstration Drawings" remains rooted in the present, and the action of coming together in the here and now.
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Artwork: Rirkrit Tiravanija. "Demonstration Drawings" installation view MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries, 2017. Images were taken by Luke Wunsch-Edwards. "DRAW/Boston" 2017 was guest curated by Tomas Vu.

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