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The Inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant

MassArt's President Mary K. Grant standing at the podium at her Inauguration

The inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant as the 13th President of Massachusetts College of Art and Design took place on Friday, January 20, 2023 in MassArt's Design and Media Center, and began a year-long celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the College.

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Inaugural Address

President Grant's 
Inaugural Address

About Mary Grant

Inauguration Week

150th Anniversary Logo on Light Green

Learn about MassArt's legacy as we celebrate 150 years as the nation’s first and only public independent college of art and design.

Symposium: Sustaining the Next 150 Years at MassArt flyer with yellow bird painting by Haley Johnson

On January 18, MassArt hosted an academic symposium highlighting environmental sustainability on campus as part of the celebrations surrounding the Inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant.


Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good. Since 1873, MassArt has built a legacy of leadership as the first freestanding public college of art and design in the country, and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree. MassArt offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, design, and art education, taught by world-class faculty.


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