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MassArt Auction

Join Us for Auction 2020! 

We are happy to announce that the MassArt Auction will now take place as an entirely virtual event. Our team is working tirelessly on designing and implementing a plan for going virtual and continuing to offer top quality art to our community.

To make this work, we have upgraded our virtual platform for the 2020 Auction from Paddle8 to Bidsquare, which has a subscriber base of 100,000 art lovers and buyers. Bidsquare will host our Silent Auction lots as a timed Auction and the 31 lots in our Live Auction as a livestreaming virtual event hosted by our fabulous Auctioneer, Skinner CEO and MassArt Trustee Karen M. Keane.

Save the Date

We hope you will plan to join us virtually for the 31st MassArt Auction and continue to be a part of this highly anticipated Boston tradition.

MassArt Auction 2020 

Virtual Live Auction
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:00pm EST

Silent Auction
Opens: April 10, 2020, 12:00pm EST
Closes: April 25, 2020, 9:30pm EST

Virtual Auction


The proceeds of the Auction, the College’s largest annual fundraiser, provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for our deserving students. MassArt is the nation’s only independent public college of art and design and is dedicated to providing an exceptional and affordable education for the next generation of artists and designers.

Perhaps this year more than ever, your support of the 2020 Auction is even more important, as we address the unique needs of our students, faculty, and the greater artistic community who are navigating uncharted territory during these challenging times.

For more details on how to participate in this year’s Auction, please see our Participate Virtually page for instructions on how to register for Bidsquare and updated auction guidelines.


Over 300 works of art in a range of media from emerging to established artists are available for bid in the silent and live auction or online through Bidsquare. 

Preview Artwork


For general Auction information or sponsorship information, please contact Kathy Calnan, Executive Director of Advancement, at or 617.879.7012.

For information on artwork submissions, please contact Cilicia Rios, Fundraising Events Manager, at or 617.879.7022.

Mailing Address:

The MassArt Auction
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA

Tag #MassArtAuction when you're at any of our events or when you see artwork by MassArt Auction artists.