Support the Galleries

They've been called hidden treasures – and for good reason.

When standing outside South Hall, the historic red brick building that houses the Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery and the Stephen D. Paine Gallery, there's little evidence they exist. Even when you enter the building you have to walk down two hallways to find them. But when you do, you'll discover some of the most imaginative, critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions in New England.

Each year the galleries attract about 10,000 visitors to campus with four to six exhibitions — all free to the public. And through award-winning educational outreach programs like Looking to Learn, the galleries bring MassArt closer to the Boston community, helping the college fulfill its promise to be an important cultural and educational resource to the public.

Despite these efforts, the Bakalar & Paine Galleries are hampered from reaching their full potential because of the physical limitations of the space they inhabit.

The campaign is raising money to renovate South Hall, both inside and out. The changes include a new entrance, lobby, 125-seat lecture hall, an elevator, and climate control to allow for year-round programming.

For more information and ways to get involved, contact MassArt Foundation Executive Director, Hunter O'Hanian, at or 617 879 7045. Or, you can give to the galleries campaign fund now. We appreciate your support.

See the Plans

Watch as Rodolfo Machado, from the achitecture firm Machado and Silvetti Associates, details the plans for renovating South Hall.