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MassArt faculty member Marc Holland stands in front of two photographs hung on the wall.

Marc Holland and the transformative power of a MassArt education.

Marc Holland '99 BFA Sculpture & Department Chair, Studio Foundation

Humankind Versus the Earth at MAAM

Lisa Tung Executive Director, MassArt Art Museum

People have been antagonizing the environment. Now the environment is pushing back — hard. MAAM Executive Director Lisa Tung explains how the museum’s latest exhibition, Displacement, explores what has become an existential push and pull.

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A projector shines on a hanging backdrop while a circle disk of light illuminates the floor

Overcoming Eurocentrism

Lyssa Palu-ay Dean, Justice, Equity, and Transformation

Lyssa Palu-Ay (MFA ’01), Dean of JET (Justice, Equity, and Transformation), works to move beyond institutional practices that can unintentionally marginalize BIPOC communities.

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Lyssa Palu-ay poses with Rob "ProBlak" Gibbs and Genaro "GoFive" Ortega.

Marc Holland and the transformative power of a MassArt education.

Marc Holland '99 BFA Sculpture & Department Chair, Studio Foundation

Marc Holland (BFA ’99), director of MassArt’s Studio Foundation Program, says that as a result of a professor’s guidance, he switched gears — and uses that experience to keep front of mind that the best teaching lets students know they can impact the world in unexpected ways.

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MassArt faculty member Marc Holland stands in front of two photographs hung on the wall.

Housing Coordinator Nathan Sherman helps create a campus environment where students can grow and explore their creativity—and makes the most of it himself

Nathan Sherman Housing Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life

Housing coordinator Nathan Sherman discusses how students’ creativity rubs off on each other (including when it comes to hat-making).

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Nathan Sherman

Flipping the World Upside Down

Cicely Carew ‘05 BFA Painting

In taking museum-worthy work to public spaces, Cicely Carew ('05 BFA) reminds MassArt students to lead with their hearts.

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Cedric Douglas’s Majestic MassArt Journey

Cedric Douglas ‘11 BFA

Cedric Douglas (’11 BFA), the first person in his family to attend college, celebrates Black Excellence with a new mural on MAAM’s facade.

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Photo of Cedric Douglas in front of a colorful mural

Overdue

Mel Taing ‘16 BFA

Mel Taing (BFA ’16) returns to her MassArt roots by making a film about a new library in Boston’s Chinatown, which hasn’t had a permanent branch since 1956.

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The Organized Artist

Kelly Sherman '02 BFA

Kelly Sherman (’02 BFA), says MassArt schooled her not just in creativity but also in problem solving, discipline, and strategy.

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Out of her Element, and Loving It

Julie Wake ‘07 BFA

Julie Wake (’07 BFA) never expected to go to college after having been in the workforce for several years. Her MassArt education gave her an opportunity to advocate for artists in a big way.

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A Sustainable Approach to Fashion

Heily Rivas ‘24 BFA

How recent alumna and immediate past president of the SGA Heily Rivas (’24 BFA), makes creating environmentally-friendly clothing a community effort.

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