Ghost of a Dream

Yesterday is Here Past

February 22, 2020–July 30, 2023

For the grand opening of the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) in February 2020, artist collective Ghost of a Dream transformed the new lobby with a site-specific installation titled Yesterday is Here. Ghost of a Dream's artwork centers on people’s hopes and dreams and is made from the ephemera they create in pursuit of those aspirations. In Yesterday is Here, the collective uses the past to create a new future for the Museum; the duo has cut up, combined, and spliced together images from over 30 years of exhibition catalogs and announcements from the MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries to create a kaleidoscopic look through the history of the Galleries and create an experience that speaks to MAAM’s future.

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Gudrun Arsaelsdottir Edelstein and Lynn Puritz Warner Lobby
Free and open to the public. Always.

Curated by Lisa Tung

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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.