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Spring 2021

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Times are changing, and so are we. This fall, as MassArt welcomed students back for a return to learning and making in a hybrid and remote fashion,the Auction team began its preparations for the 2021 MassArt Auction. As we all continue to adapt, our team is making a concerted effort this year to reach new artists whose voices are an important reminder of the turbulent and challenging times within which we are living.

Of course, the health and safety of our community members, on and off-campus, are important to us. Building upon the success of last year’s all virtual event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is pleased to announce our updated plans for the 2021 MassArt Auction. Our Live Auction, including Raise Your Paddle, will take place via live stream on our virtual auction platform, Bidsquare, the evening of Saturday, April 10, 2021 respecting the safety protocols necessary to protect our community.  The Silent Auction will also be posted to Bidsquare and open for a two week period of bidding, starting on or around March 27, 2021.* 

Our students have demonstrated incredible perseverance and dedication to pursuing their education, adapting to the ever-growing challenges of this unprecedented year. Our team is excited to rise to the occasion again this year, exploring creative and innovative ways to adapt the MassArt Auction in order to continue to provide top quality art to our community and the support that our community of artists need.  

The proceeds of this spectacular event provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for our deserving students. MassArt is the nation’s only independent public college of art and design and is dedicated to providing an exceptional and affordable education for the next generation of artists and designers. 

While the logistics of this event may have changed due to world events, we are expecting auction artists to express the complex emotions each of us are experiencing. You won’t find this depth and breadth of artwork selection anywhere else!

We hope you will join us as we celebrate the 32nd year of the MassArt Auction and be a part of another year of this highly anticipated Boston tradition. 

MassArt Auction 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Design and Media Center, MassArt

621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115



For general Auction information or sponsorship information, please contact Kathy Calnan, Executive Director of Advancement, at or 617.879.7012.

For information on becoming a gallery partner, please contact Cilicia Rios, Fundraising Events Manager, at or 617.879.7022.

For information on artwork submissions, please contact Olga Batyuk, Fundraising Events Coordinator, at or 617.879.7014.

Mailing Address:

The MassArt Auction

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115 USA

Tag #MassArtAuction when you're at any of our events or when you see artwork by MassArt Auction artists.

*Please be assured that the health and well-being of the MassArt community and guests are our top priority.  All 2021 MassArt Auction dates and details are subject to change. Our team will be closely monitoring all COVID-19 related updates and making adjustments to our strategy and process as we move forward based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Massachusetts Higher Education COVID-19 Control Plan, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Boston Public Health Commission.