MAAM From Home

While the museum staff is working from home we want to bring MAAM to you.

Enjoy behind-the-scenes content from our current exhibitions; artmaking activities for all ages; highlights from past exhibitions; and a few surprises along the way!

Ghost of a Dream

Artist collaborative Ghost of a Dream in their studio

Watch Ghost of a Dream, the collaborative project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, give a tour of their home studio and discuss some of their recent projects.

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Joana Vasconcelos

See artist Joana Vasconcelos working in her studio as she talks about the inspiration for her U.S. museum debut, Valkyrie Mumbet.


“Valkyrie Mumbet is a symbol of freedom, a symbol of women, and how you can transform your own life by your acts.”

Joana Vasconcelos
MAAM Opening Day MAAM Makes

Our Museum Education team has created activities for all ages you can do at home with materials you have on hand. Draw, color, and make with MAAM!

Let's Get Creative

MAAM Executive Director Lisa Tung remembers our 2006 exhibition Shintaro Miyake Presents Beaver No Seikatsu.

14 years ago we shot a beaver film with artist Shintaro Miyake. For his North American debut Shintaro chose to be a beaver, an animal indigenous to our continent. With the help of MassArt students Shintaro built an “artistic” dam and lodge; went shopping for lumber; and ate pancakes. The exhibition included the film, drawings, woodcuts, and a mural drawn by the beaver over three days in the Bakalar Gallery.

Shintaro Miyake. A Beaver’s Life, 2005-06. Photo: Justin Knapp.

Shintaro Miyake. A Beaver’s Life, 2005-06. Performative wall drawing. Photo: Chloé Zaug. 

Shintaro Miyake. Mini Barre, 2006. Mixed media installation. Photo: George Bouret.

As a teaching museum we strive to support educators as best we can while we remain closed. Our staff has created resource packets, in English and Portuguese, as a way for students to continue engaging with our exhibitions and community. If you would like to integrate our exhibitions into your curriculum, please contact us for more information.

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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.