Boston is getting a new art museum, and it will be free to every visitor
The 15,000-square-foot museum will open in February 2020.
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It will cost nothing at all to check out contemporary art in Boston when a new museum opens its doors next year.
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design announced on Wednesday that it will debut a 15,000-square-foot contemporary art museum in February 2020 called the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM). The spirit of the new museum, according to a press release, will be “welcoming, vibrant, fun, and a bit unexpected.”
The new museum space will exist within an original 1906 campus building formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries. It will have a new front entrance located on Huntington Avenue and an elevator. And it will include an education studio, a state-of-the-art preparatory workshop, curatorial offices, and an outdoor area called the Arne and Milly Glimcher Plaza. New climate and relative humidity control systems will allow year-round programming for the first time, as well as the addition of a summer exhibition season. MassArt’s UNBOUND capital campaign raised $12.5 million to support the renovation project.
MAAM will be a teaching museum for students and faculty at MassArt, as well as a community resource that hosts free educational programming for Boston-area public schools and community groups, according to the release.
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