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MassArt Art Museum Announces Grand Reopening Event Details; Tickets Now Available

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Boston, MA – September 27, 2021 – The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) recently announced its plans to reopen to the public on Saturday, October 9, 2021. While museum attendance is free to the public, advance registration is now required. Tickets are available as two-hour time slots for the grand reopening event on October 9 and general admission registration is also open for future dates. The museum reopening event will be filled with a host of activities, and for the first time since March 2020 guests will have the opportunity to experience MAAM’s three inaugural exhibitions in person: Joana Vasconcelos: Valkyrie Mumbet; Game Changers: Video Games & Contemporary Art; and Ghost Of A Dream: Yesterday Is Here.

The grand reopening on October 9, 2021 will feature a day of family-friendly activities. Patrons will have the chance to sketch a live performance by local musician Adi Sun or draw inspiration from performance artist Cassandré Charles and MassArt professor and artist Edward Monovich. Visitors will also be invited to create their own MAAM merch and participate in a special artmaking activity led by MassArt students.

Saturday, October 9 Grand Reopening Schedule

(Visitors may register for a 2-hour time slot)

12pm | Doors open
12:30 – 1:20pm | Noodle & Doodle: Adi Sun
1:30 – 2:20pm | Observation/Transformation: Cassandré Charles and Edward Monovich with guest performers
1:30 – 5:00pm | Artmaking with CACP sparc! the Artmobile 
3:30 – 4:20pm | Noodle & Doodle: Adi Sun 
4:30 – 5:20 | Observation/Transformation: Cassandré Charles and Edward Monovich with guest performers
6:00pm | Doors close

With the reopening, MAAM is implementing COVID-19 safety protocols to protect visitors and staff; masks must be worn by everyone ages 2+, and the museum will operate at a reduced capacity. COVID-19 safety protocols will continue to be updated on the MAAM website.

Museum Details:
        Admission: Always Free
        Hours: Thursday 4-8pm
                     Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-6pm

        MassArt Art Museum
        621 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts)
        Boston, MA 02115

        Public Transportation
        MBTA Green Line E Train (Longwood Medical Area stop)
        Route 39 MBTA bus (Huntington Ave @ Longwood Ave stop)

For more information about exhibitions, programs, and COVID-19 protocols, please visit


About the MassArt Art Museum

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) is Boston’s only free contemporary art museum. After extensive renovations, MAAM opened in February 2020 in the space formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at the heart of MassArt’s campus on the Avenue of the Arts. MAAM is a kunsthalle, or non-collecting museum, showing temporary exhibitions that feature the work of artists at all stages of their careers to bring fresh and varied perspectives to Boston. As MassArt’s teaching museum, MAAM is a resource for MassArt students and faculty, educating students about contemporary art, partnering with faculty to support the curriculum, and preparing students for careers in the museum field. As an extension of the College’s public mission, the Museum offers pathways to education in the arts and free, unique educational programming to public schools and community groups.

About MassArt

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good. One of the top colleges of its kind in the United States since its founding in 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. 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 MassArt Art Museum (MAAM). Formerly the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, MAAM is MassArt’s free contemporary art museum, professionally curated to enrich the academic curriculum and make contemporary art an accessible experience for all. Among MassArt’s most accomplished alumni are designer Brian Collins, multimedia artist Sam Durant, art dealer Arne Glimcher, 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 conceptual artist William Wegman. To learn more, please visit

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