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Unleashing the Potential

Unexpected Discoveries

Unparalleled Training Ground

Unobstructed Access

Unlike Any Other

Unconventional Talent

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries are a venue unlike any other, showcasing some of the most exciting and influential artists from the world of contemporary art through imaginatively curated exhibitions featuring both rising talents and well-known artists.

The Unbound campaign will fund a transformative revitalization of the galleries that will free the exhibition spaces from their current constraints—making them more inviting to the community; expanding the calendar and breadth of programming; improving public access; increasing student opportunities for inspiration, education, and career preparation; and ultimately raising the reputation of both the Bakalar & Paine Galleries and MassArt.

By enabling MassArt to unleash the power and energy of the galleries’ groundbreaking activities, the Unbound campaign supports the College’s commitment to provide our communities with challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art experiences of the highest quality.


Galleries RenderingThe campaign is an opportunity for pioneering donors to establish an inspirational space that will unveil the newest artistic ideas. MassArt’s creative engine is being discovered by new and established art lovers and those who are eager to enrich the city’s Fenway Cultural District.

MassArt is on the move. Overall giving and the number of new donors have increased by 30% from two years ago; the sold out MassArt Auction raised over $1 million in 2016; fashion supporters funded new scholarship opportunities; and the new Design and Media Center is a manifesation of the cutting edge nature of a MassArt education. As its name suggests, UNBOUND will be transformative, providing the resources to showcase the talents of tomorrow here in Boston.


Marjorie O'Malley
Vice President of Advancement