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School of the Museum of Fine Arts hosts annual art sale

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  November 30, 2012 02:37 PM

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By Boston.com

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts art sale is in full swing, offering art aficionados a chance to grow their collection or discover up-and-coming artists.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, an undergraduate and graduate art school affiliated with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, kicked off its annual sale Thursday and will continue to sell works from hundreds of students, alumni, and faculty through Sunday.

The works on display range from photographs, paintings, and prints to sculptures, ceramics, and jewelry while film and animation screenings, and performances will be held throughout the weekend.

At last year’s sale, a student sold a performance piece, which was a first for the school.

“Not only is the Museum School Art Sale a highly anticipated annual destination for art collectors and enthusiasts, it is also a window into the outstanding work that our artists produce,” Christopher Bratton, president of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, said in a statement.

The art sale is the school’s biggest fundraiser with proceeds from all the sales split between the artist and the school. Artists set the prices for their works.

“SMFA graduates are influential artists, both here and abroad, and the sale—whose proceeds directly benefit students—is a unique opportunity to support the education of these artists before they make their mark in the world at large,” said Bratton, who is also the deputy director of the Museum of Fine Arts

The sale is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, which is located at 230 The Fenway across from the Museum of Fine Arts.

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