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MassArt Announces 30th Anniversary MassArt Auction April 27, 2019

Paul Karger in the Galleries
The MassArt Auction Supports Students Scholarships and Academic Programs

Boston, MA – October 9, 2018 - Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) announces the 30th Anniversary MassArt Auction will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019. This year for the first time, due to the ongoing renovation of the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, the auction will be held in MassArt’s Design and Media Center. Works of art in a range of media from emerging to established artists will be available for bid in the silent and live auctions. The deadline to submit artwork for consideration is October 28, 2018.

The MassArt Auction annually draws a crowd of over 700 collectors and art enthusiasts seeking to view and purchase exceptional contemporary art while supporting the College. All proceeds from the auction provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for MassArt students. The 29th MassArt Auction raised over $1.3 million in proceeds to benefit these programs.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM

              OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, April 22, 6PM
               Admission to Opening Reception included with Auction sponsorship
               or advance ticket purchase.

              PUBLIC PREVIEW DAYS: Tuesday, April 23 - Thursday April 25

WHERE: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
                Design and Media Center
                621 Huntington Avenue
                Boston, MA 02115

INFO: For more information about the MassArt Auction, please visit massartauction.org.

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About Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is one of the top colleges of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1873, MassArt has a legacy of leadership as the only freestanding public college of art and design in the country and the nation's first art school to grant a degree. The College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, design, and art education, all taught by world-class faculty. MassArt is also home to the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, a free professionally curated contemporary art space dedicated to enriching the academic curriculum and making contemporary art an accessible experience for all. Among MassArt's most accomplished alumni are art dealer Arne Glimcher, designer Brian Collins, Oscar-winning set designer Nancy Haigh, visual artist and composer Christian Marclay, 2016 Project Runway winner Erin Robertson, interior and lifestyle designer Kelly Wearstler, and photographer William Wegman. For more information, visit massart.edu. Follow MassArt on social media: TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACT

Susie Stockwell, Director of Public Relations
sstockwell@massart.edu • 617.879.7066