• Third Thursday at the Gardner

    Join us on Thursday, April 17th at the Gardner Museum as we welcome the newest members to our alumni community. REGISTER for one of 50 free tickets.

  • Join the Online Alumni Community!

    Connect with alumni working in your field. Find old friends and classmates. Explore all that the online alumni community has to offer. Start now by logging in or creating a new account.
  • MassArt Auction

    Our 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

  • MassArt Spring Sale

    The annual MassArt Spring Sale will be held May 4-10, 2014, in the Tower Lobby at MassArt.


Graduate Architecture Program Receives NAAB Accreditation
Graduate Architecture Program Receives NAAB AccreditationThe National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc. (NAAB) has granted Massachusetts College of Art and Design initial accreditation for the Master of  Architecture degree, for a three-year term.

Opus Designs MassArt Annual Report
Opus Designs MassArt Annual ReportWe recently went on press at Puritan Capital in Hollis, New Hampshire, with Opus Design to sign off on the press sheets for the MassArt President’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013.
Alumni Connecting with Alumni
Alumni Connecting with AlumniMassArt alumni gathered recently in our nation's capital with President Dawn Barrett and in Cambridge, MA, to learn about art fabrication possibilities using laser cutters.
In Memoriam
In MemoriamWe are saddened to share news that two MassArt alumni, Melissa Carroll and Robert J. O'Connell, have passed away recently of cancer.
Sapienza Awarded Best New England Film
Sapienza Awarded Best New England FilmJB Sapienza’s ’02 (Film) feature length documentary My Name is...Jonah, wins Director's Choice award.


04. 29
Freelancing Forum
Everything from A to Z you need to know about to freelance as an artist, designer, and maker, brought up by a panel of experts.
05. 02
First Fridays: After Hours at Samsøn
Join us for a special after-hours event at Samsøn Projects at the May First Friday evening!
05. 04
MassArt Made Spring Sale
Come check out current student and fellow alumni works for sale in the Tower lobby from May 4th thru 10th!
05. 06
Color Correction with Daniel Saccardo
Does some part of your production process involve a computer?
Do you make artwork for reproduction?
Have you been considering making prints of your work?
If any of the above are true, then you need to be here.

We the People

We the People

Chawky Frenn ’85 (Painting) is a painter and a teacher. He sees himself as a humanist, not an activist, and perceives his art as visual meditations for observing, questioning, and understanding. He does not believe in boundaries between art and life as they constantly inform, affect, and nurture one another. His motto Art for Life’s Sake is also the title of his monograph, published in 2006.

Born in Zahlé, Lebanon, Frenn witnessed the horrors of war in his homeland before immigrating to the United States in 1981. As a young boy, he thought his call was to join a religious order; a call that deeply marked his character and art as he continued his search for meaning and a spirituality that transcends religions, cultures, and traditions.

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