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Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries are a venue unlike any other, offering professionally and imaginatively curated exhibitions featuring influential, emerging and well-known artists from throughout the world of contemporary art in the largest free contemporary art space in New England.
The UNBOUND campaign will fund a transformative revitalization of the galleries that will free the exhibition spaces from their current constraints—making them more inviting to the community; expanding the calendar and breadth of programming; improving public access; increasing student opportunities for inspiration, education, and career preparation; and ultimately raising the reputation of both the Bakalar & Paine Galleries and MassArt.
WE'VE REACHED $10.9 MILLION TOWARD OUR $12 MILLION GOAL WITH THE HELP OF MANY GENEROUS SUPPORTERS.
MassArt alumnus Arne Glimcher '60 BFA Painting kicked off the public phase of the UNBOUND campaign with a generous $1 million gift, the largest in the history of MassArt. Arne, ranked third in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine is one of the world's most powerful art dealers.
- MassArt Board of Trustees Greenlights Bakalar & Paine Galleries Renovation, to Break Ground June 2018
- MassArt Receives $225,000 Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund for Bakalar & Paine Galleries Renovation
- Art dealer (and alum) Arne Glimcher gives MassArt $1 million
"UNBOUND will allow us to educate future art students to be artists, designers, and educators; to work with our community; and for the future generation of grade school children to dream that they too can be involved in the arts and be artists..."
- Lisa Tung, Director and Curator,
Bakalar & Paine Galleries
- UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL
Build the best exhibition space to educate tomorrow's creative professionals and attract world-class artists.
- UNEXPECTED DISCOVERIES
Offer free and dynamic cultural programming to MassArt and the surrounding community.
- UNPARALALLED TRAINING GROUND
Provide valuable, hands-on experiences for students.
- UNOBSTRUCTED ACCESS
Engage and educate the community with free and accessible access to the galleries.
- UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN BOSTON
Affirm the unique contributions to the cultural landscape and beyond.
- UNCONVENTIONAL TALENT
Professionalize the galleries for innovative programming and American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accreditation.
Vice President of Advancement