Twilight at MAAM

Spring Awakens

Wednesday, April 17
Free and open to the public. Always.
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Freedom Baird, M’16. Floreal installation view, 2023. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Amy Fink '18.

Join us for Twilight at MAAM–mix up your evening with creative conversation, seasonal mocktails, and hands-on fun.

Celebrate the arrival of sunshine and warmer weather with MAAM! Embrace your green thumb and embellish a decorative planter in the Barkan Family Big Ideas Studio. Join artist Freedom Baird M’16 for a conversation about her escapist installation, Floreal, in MAAM's lobby. And enjoy a refreshing, floral mocktail in the company of friends and community. 


Collaborator Bio

As an artist, Freedom Baird explores the intersection of humans and nature as agents, objects, and constructs. This includes examining systems by creating spaces in which to explore, reflect and act. Baird works in multiple disciplines, including installation, performance, and writing, drawing from her background in the visual, performing, and media arts. Originally from New York City, she received master’s degrees from M.I.T. and from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Baird is a member of the FeministFuturist artists collective whose recent exhibitions include CURRENCY at Boston Cyberarts and Automatic Aura at Installation Space, North Adams, MA. She has exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, ME, and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. Baird is the author of Shore Line Recall: Boston Harbor Islands, about her artist residency exploring visitors’ memories of places which vanish. Her work is included in the Getty Museum’s 2020 book Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks. Baird has received awards, grants and commissions including from the MassArt Art Museum and the New York Film Festival, and often presents about her projects. She works out of her studio in Cambridge, MA.


Ticketing Notice

This event is free with advance registration. MAAM may accommodate unregistered walk-up guests on the evening of this event only as capacity allows; walk-up tickets on the evening of the event are not guaranteed. Evening events often sell out; plan ahead and register in advance. 


Documentation Notice  

Photos and/or videos will be taken at this event. By attending this event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness may be included in photos and videos of the event and that those photos and videos may be used by MassArt in connection with MassArt and MassArt Art Museum communications. If you do not agree with this usage, please notify a staff member upon arrival to receive a no-photo sticker. 


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Freedom Baird, M’16. Floreal installation view, 2023. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Amy Fink '18.

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