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MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) Announces Details for February 22nd Grand Opening Event

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Boston, MA – January 23, 2020 – MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) will open on Saturday, February 22nd with a grand opening event for the community. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the full-day celebration, which will be free and open to the public. Opening day will kick off with a ribbon-cutting at noon followed by an afternoon of art-making activities, exhibition tours (offered in English and Portuguese) and opportunities to meet the artists. The day will conclude with a reception from 5-7pm with art-making, music, and mingling.

MassArt Art Museum Grand Opening
Always free and open to the public 


Saturday, February 22, 2020

12pm: Ribbon Cutting 
**Photo Opp**

12-4pm: Student-led art-making activities in the education studio

1:30pm: Tour of Valkyrie Mumbet (English) (20 minutes)

2:30pm: Tour of Valkyrie Mumbet (Portuguese) 

3:30pm: Behind-the-scenes tour of prepatory workshop (20 minutes) 

5-7pm: MassArt Art Museum Opening Reception
Toast to Boston’s newest free contemporary art museum with exhibiting artists and the MAAM team! Enjoy refreshments, art-making, and music by DJ Dayglow. Free and open to the public. Reserve your place at the party!  


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 and museum hours, please visit


About MassArt Art Museum

Opening February 2020, MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) is Boston’s newest free contemporary art museum. After extensive renovations, MAAM will open in the space formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at the heart of MassArt’s campus on the Avenue of the Arts. MAAM will be a kunsthalle, or non-collecting museum, showing temporary exhibitions that feature the work of emerging and established artists to bring fresh, diverse perspectives to Boston. As MassArt’s teaching museum, MAAM will be 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 will also be a vital resource to the community, offering a pathway to education in the arts and free, unique educational programming to Boston-area public schools and community groups. Always free, MAAM will be open year-round to the public. Follow MAAM at @maamboston on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. To learn more visit

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 MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), opening February 2020. 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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621 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 879-7000