MassArt Auction Raises Over $1 Million
Thank you to all of the MassArt alumni who participated in this year's Auction and for making this event the most successful MassArt Auction in history. With your help we raised just over $1 million in scholarship aid and academic program support! Thanks to your generosity, deserving students will be able to attend MassArt and receive an excellent arts education next year.
Raise the Roof Boston Premiere
The MFA has added a second screening for the Boston/New England Premiere of Raise the Roof on May 14th. Inspired by images of the magnificent, mural-covered wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland—the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis—MassArt professors Rick & Laura Brown ’93 set out to build a replica of the Gwoździec synagogue using only period tools and techniques. After working for ten years with hundreds of students, educators, scholars and craftsmen, the reconstruction project has become the iconic centerpiece of the new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
Victor Papanek Design Prophet
Professor Emeritus Al Gowan has written a new book about design prophet Victor Papanek that will be published this May and MassArt is very much a part of the story. Papanek visited the college many times to spend time with students and lecture about design. He was also presented with a Distinguished Designer Award by the college.