The Myth of Normal

A Celebration of Authentic ExpressionOn View

October 5, 2023–May 19, 2024

The Myth of Normal: A Celebration of Authentic Expression looks at societal norms that have been codified over our collective past. Focusing on the achievements of MassArt’s alumni, this exhibition is guest-curated by Mari Spirito ’92 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

February 22, 2020–July 30, 2023
Visitors experience Jace Clayton's installation of 40 speakers on plain wooden stands
February 23–July 30, 2023
A painting with a varied green background. Two women seated in the foreground. Rosa Luxembourg on the left in black and white and period clothing seated on a bench and Alice Stevens on the right in muted colors.
January 26–July 30, 2023


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.