So Much to Discover
There's always something new to explore at MassArt. Whether you're attending a reception for a new student exhibition, listening to a world-renowned visiting artist, or collaborating on an interdisciplinary project with your friends, you'll always unearth something exciting.
- The Lab
- Loom Room
- Pozen Center
- Hot Shop
- Kiln Room
- Design and Media Center
- TJ Lyons Collection
- Bakalar & Paine Galleries
- Smith Hall
- Artists' Residence
- Evans Way Park
- Colleges of the Fenway
Interdisciplinary studio environments available to students in all departments. These computer labs are frequently used as classroom spaces as well.
Installed hardware and software reflect the realities of professional work environments for artists as closely as possible. Software is kept current, and hardware is upgraded every three years.
The lab supports activities including electronic design (print and Web) and prepress, animation, digital illustration, photography, video and audio, interactive multimedia, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, electronic device control, and computer programming.
On the 12th & 13th floors of Tower building, the MassArt Library boasts amazing views, an anatomy lab, a computer lab, study spaces, over 280 journals/magazines, more than 90,000 circulating volumes, approximately 3,000 DVDs & videotapes, games, artists' books, and museum passes.
Located in the Communication Design Studio on the 9th floor of the Tower Building, the MassArt Letterpress is one of the largest shops for learning letterpress in New England.
The 9,000 square foot printmaking studio located in the MassArt's South Building was constructed in an open plan divided into three sections: an etching, relief, monotype area; lithography and additional relief area; and a silkscreen area.
Facilities include a large studio with individual workspace for each junior and senior, a surface design studio, two weaving studios, a dye kitchen, a darkroom, a papermaking studio and spaces for the construction of large-scale fiber projects.
The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) manages the Pozen Center, a 3,000 square foot light-tight flexible performance space equipped with video, audio, and lighting systems.
The Glass Shed, colloquially known as the "Hot Shop" is a 2500 square feet studio for glass-blowing and flame working.
Facilities in the kiln room include six large electric kilns, four large gas-fired kilns, and ample studio space for students to have their own work tables.
The Fine Arts 3D Sculpture metalshop provides industry quality metalworking facilities to all students at MassArt. This includes a full-production metal foundry for cast bronze, aluminum, and iron using sand molds, and the lost wax method with ceramic shell.
The woodshop is a state of the art facility serving as a safe and efficient resource for everyone who walks through its doors. It is available during scheduled hours to MassArt students who are currently enrolled in a course which uses the woodshop for each class, or have successfully completed one of the gateway courses.
Comprised of 40,000 square feet of new space for the College, the Design and Media Center becomes the front door to the entire MassArt campus, connecting for the first time all of the College’s adjacent buildings and providing full accessibility to campus.
The T.J. Lyons Collection is one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States, made up of 2,500 metal fonts and 260 wood fonts, plus thousands of ornaments, borders and photo-engravings.
MassArt's Bakalar and Paine Galleries are the professional galleries on campus. Exhibitions in these galleries serve to further the education of the MassArt community, and provide public access to the arts for the metropolitan Boston area.
The Treehouse Residence Hall was conceived with the collaborative input of students, faculty and the neighboring community, as a refreshing, artful and sustainable building along the Avenue of the Arts.
Smith Hall's innovative design includes studio workrooms and quiet rooms on each floor, and also houses MassArt's Artward Bound program.
The Artists' Residence is a state-of-the-art living and working environment for undergraduate and graduate student artists.
Evans Way Park is part of the Emerald Necklace, architected by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park stems off the Muddy River Park and sits between Tower Building, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Wentworth dormitories.
Adjacent to MassArt is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In order to further students' education and exploration of artistic techniques, MassArt students receive complimentary admission to area museums.
South, Collins, North, and East form a quadrangle called the Courtyard, or the center of MassArt's campus. This green space provides an outdoor installation and classroom space to our students.
MassArt is part of a consortium of colleges called the Colleges of the Fenway, this allows MassArt students to cross-register for courses, join intramural sports, join performing arts programs and clubs, and much more.
The College is located directly across from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) (commonly referred to as the "T") Green Line Longwood Medical Area T-Stop on the E Line. The MBTA provides public transportation within Boston and Cambridge, as well as across the state of Massachusetts.
Get Out There and Get Going
MassArt students are encouraged to extend the boundaries of learning beyond the classroom and studio through extracurricular activities that allow them to meet new people, gain new experiences, and make a difference in the campus community.