Bakalar & Paine Galleries

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is home to the largest free contemporary art space in New England. The David and Sandra Bakalar Gallery and the Stephen D. Paine Gallery showcase dynamic and thought-provoking contemporary exhibitions by emerging to established artists.

Hosting four to six professional exhibitions each year, the galleries aim to present a balance of different media – ranging from painting, design, and photography to sculpture, installation, and performance art.

The galleries also offer lectures and events that are meant to encourage creativity, acting as a hub within the college where the community gathers to learn, be inspired, exchange ideas, and celebrate artistic practice and accomplishments.

Free and open to the public, the galleries are a venue for national and international art and serve as a vital cultural resource for the college, Boston, and beyond.

The galleries are located at 621 Huntington Avenue, in the South building near the corner of Longwood Avenue and Huntington Avenue. We are accessible on the green line E train at the Longwood/Medical Area stop or by the 39 bus.


The Bakalar & Paine Galleries have been voted Best Art Space at Your College in the Phoenix's "Best of Boston" competition. Thank you to all who voted, and we hope to see you in the galleries soon.

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Gallery hours:
Mon-Sat: 12:00-6:00PM
Wed: 12:00-8:00PM

Holiday Hours:
November 25, 26, & 27: CLOSED. Saturday, November 28: 12:00-6:00PM

Galleries are open only during listed exhibition dates. Exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.


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