Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards event celebrates the spirit of Maud Morgan, a former community resident and artist of exceptional vibrancy, who lived her life deeply in the arts, in her neighborhood and in the world (1903-1999). Once a year we gather for a festive evening to honor an outstanding individual who embodies her “spirit.”

Support of this event helps us provide scholarships and expand programming that fulfills our mission of connecting, inspiring and transforming individual lives by building community through the visual arts.

This year we are proud to honor Raul Gonzalez III – one of MMA’s earliest and most popular faculty members. Raul is an award-winning artist with a focus on illustration and a passion for arts education. A commitment to introducing visual arts to youth has dominated his career. Raul is a sought-after teacher for workshops and classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and local schools. He has also created murals for local businesses, and has illustrated several graphic novels for children and youth.

The gala takes place on Sunday, September 23rd at MMA (20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge). Dozens of community volunteers are already meeting with our staff to create a fun-filled evening of art, community, music, and festive food. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

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Get to know our event by enjoying highlights from our 2017 Spirit Awards event.