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The Inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant as the 13th President of Massachusetts College of Art and Design on January 20, 2023. We are thrilled to have you join us as we kick off the year-long celebration of our 150th Anniversary.

Masks will be required for all attendees. Due to the current public health landscape of high COVID community levels and other respiratory illnesses, the CDC recommends all individuals wear masks indoors under these conditions. 

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Inauguration Week Events

Symposium: Sustaining the Next 150 Years at MassArt flyer with yellow bird painting by Haley Johnson
Join us for a day of discussions and conversations focused on and around sustainability.
The Inauguration of Mary K. Grant
The Inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, January 20, 2023.

Event schedule   


January 18, 2023
10:00 am -
3:00 pm
Symposium: Sustaining the Next 150 Years at MassArt 
Join us for a day focusing on sustainability, featuring panel conversations on topics such as the use of environmentally-sound dyes and the reclamation and reuse of materials.

January 20, 2023
10:00 am Doors open to attendees
11:00 am Inauguration Ceremony 
MassArt Design and Media Center (DMC) Atrium
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
1:00 pm Community Celebration
MassArt will host a reception following the Inauguration at MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), adjacent to MassArt’s DMC. All are welcome!

Please Note:

Masks will be required for all attendees. Due to the current public health landscape of high COVID community levels and other respiratory illnesses, the CDC recommends all individuals wear masks indoors under these conditions. 

When you arrive at MassArt: Please be sure to check in at the Design and Media Center for seating instructions. 

If you need assistance on the day: MassArt volunteers wearing "150th Anniversary" green shirts will be stationed around campus and parking locations to answer your questions and help you navigate the day. We are happy to help! You may also call 617-879-7879. 

We recommend you leave valuables at home, as we will not be able to provide secure storage. However, for your convenience there will be a coat-check station at the ceremony and a coat room at the community celebration. Thank you for your understanding. 


Parking

Unless you have been informed that your parking is elsewhere for the day, parking will be available to you at Roxbury Community College Parking at 294-296 Highland Street, Lot 2 (Access via New Health St. and Centre St. off of Columbus Ave.) and Lot 3 (Access via Centre St.off of Columbus Ave.) Shuttle service to and from the MassArt campus will run continuously from 7:00am to 7:00pm on January 20th.


Rideshare/Drop-off location

If you arrive by Uber/Lyft, please use the following drop-off location: Evans Way


public transportation

If you are traveling to MassArt via the MBTA, you may take the Green Line “E” train and exit at Longwood Medical Area, or take the Orange Line to Ruggles Station. The following bus routes include stops at or near the college: #39, CT2, #65, #8, #47, #66.


Hotels

If you are traveling from out of town and require accommodations, we are providing a list of recommended hotels that are easily accessible to MassArt Campus. They are organized geographically below. 
 

Back Bay/Copley

1.5 miles from campus, accessible via T, car, walking, taxi/rideshare

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
617-424-7000
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
88 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-437-9300
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
647-236-5800
Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-5300
The Lenox Hotel
61 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5300
Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
617-236-2000
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
617-262-9600
 

Brookline

0.8 miles from campus, accessible via car, walking, taxi/rideshare

Samuel Sewall Inn Bed & Breakfast
143 St. Paul Street
Brookline, MA 02116
617-713-0123
Hilton Garden Inn
700 Brookline Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446
617-935-0077
 
Boston Common/Government Center

2.5-3 miles from campus, accessible via T, car, taxi/rideshare

The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-224-4000
The Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-227-8600
W Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-261-8700
 

Longwood Medical Area

0.3 miles from campus, accessible via car, walking, taxi/rideshare

Inn at Longwood Medical
342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
855-516-1090

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Carr, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at ecarr@massart.edu or 617.879.7067.