Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 6:30p -
MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) announces the 29th Annual MassArt Auction, which will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt. Selected from nearly 1200 submissions, the live and silent auctions will feature more than 300 works of art in a range of media by emerging to established artists. The 2018 live auction will include 34 pieces by internationally renowned artists, including Robert Freeman, Takashi Murakami, Alison Saar, Claes Oldenburg and new auction artist Sangbin Im; and local artists such as MassArt faculty members Rania Matar and Fred Liang, and MassArt alumni TRIIIBE BFA ‘01 and Clint Baclawski MFA ‘08 who is offering this year’s sole commission.
This year’s silent auction of 288 lots features noteworthy artists, including
Arlene Shechet, Robert Rauschenberg, LaVaughan Jenkins BFA ‘05, MassArt faculty member James Mason BFA ‘81, Christian Restrepo BFA ‘15, and Elisa Hamilton BFA ‘07.
The MassArt Auction annually draws a crowd of over 700 collectors and art enthusiasts seeking to view and purchase exceptional contemporary art while supporting the College. All proceeds provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for MassArt students. Last year's auction was the highest grossing MassArt Auction in history, with over $1.3 million raised.
WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018
6:30 PM --- Doors Open
8:00 PM --- Live Auction begins
*OPENING RECEPTION: March 28, 2018, 6-8 PM
Admission to Opening Reception included with Auction sponsorship or advance ticket purchase.
PUBLIC PREVIEW DAYS: March 29 - April 5 from Noon to 7:00PM
(closed Sunday and during private events)
WHERE: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Bakalar & Paine Galleries (enter through Design and Media Center)
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
TICKETS: $300 in advance / $350 at the door
To purchase tickets and learn about sponsorships visit massartauction.org.
INFO: For more information, call 617.879.7014, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit massartauction.org. To arrange for corporate receptions or private viewings in the galleries contact Kathryn Calnan, Executive Director of Advancement, at email@example.com
Photo credit: Elisa Hamilton. Shoe Shift, 2017. Mixed Media on Paper. 22" x 22". Courtesy of the artist.