Family Day! Past

November 10, 2018

Family Day continues on campus while the Bakalar & Paine Galleries undergo a transformative renovation this year. 

Drop in for interactive activities and art-making inspired by the SENSES: taste, touch, smell, sight, sound, and balance! Activities are designed and guided by MassArt students, faculty and the Gallery staff. Free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. 

Activities are best suited for ages 6 and up.

11am - 4pm Design and Media Center Atrium

TASTE: Palatable Dyes 
Savor the appeal of food-based pigments

SMELL: Scent Signals
Explore the significance of smell in the animal kingdom

TOUCH: Tangible Action
Recreate an object by tactile assessment

HEARING: Mixed Tape
Chart your own visual sound-waves

SIGHT: Chromatic Frequencies
Discover your personal response to colored light

BALANCE: Ambidextrous
Find your footing while drawing with both hands

1-4pm Design and Media Center Room 109/BioAesthetics Lab
Learn about non-human senses at a live animal drawing session

A special Play Room is offered for visitors under 6. 

Past Events


The MAAM site is set in MAAM Sans drawn by Nick Sherman (MassArt ’06), Beatrice by Sharp Type, and Stellar by Pangram Pangram.

The site was designed by MassArt alumnæ at Moth Design, written by 43,000 Feet, and developed by pod consulting.

“Our People” shot by Dolphin Photography.