Gateway Arts at 50

Gateway Arts is turning 50! We’re marking this important milestone with Art of the Possible, a year-long series of events, exhibitions, and public programs that will spotlight the essential role of creative expression and meaningful work in the lives of adults with disabilities.

To kick off this exciting year of programming, The Gateway Arts Advisory Committee hosted Art of the Possible: Gateway Arts’ 50th Anniversary Benefit Celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

We’ll continue to add more information about upcoming exhibitions and public programming throughout the year, so check back to learn more.

Questions? Please contact Development Manager Nicolas Kane at
[email protected] or 617-734-1577 x29


Exhibition ScheduleBenefit Celebration

We’re excited to share our new 50th Anniversary video, featuring interviews with artists, staff, and family.

This video was produced by Indresano Studios.

Art of the Possible Honorary Committee

  • Camilo Alvarez

  • The Hon. Jake Auchincloss, Member, US Congress

  • Judith Belzer and Michael Pollan

  • Jared Bowen

  • Amy Brenneman and Brad Silberling

  • Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers

  • Chris Cooper and Marianne Leone

  • The Hon. Cynthia Creem, Massachusetts Senate Majority Leader

  • Kathleen Hobson and Atul Gawande

  • Joseph Kennedy and Lauren Kennedy

  • Tom Perrotta and Mary Granfield

  • Ana Sortun and Chris Kurth

  • Aba Taylor

  • Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Lisa Tung and Spencer Glendon

  • The Hon. Tommy Vitolo, Massachusetts State Representative

  • Jean Yang, President & CEO, Vinfen Co.

Event Sponsors to Date

  • Visionary
    The Family of Donna Jean Johnson in Honor of Rae Edelson’s Leadership and in Memory of Donna Jean Johnson
    Wendy and Marty Kaplan, Lis Tarlow and Steve Kay
    Patti and Jonathan Kraft

  • Philanthropist
    The Aronson Family

  • Benefactor
    Anonymous (2)
    Lorri Berenberg and Robert Wilstein
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Rae Edelson and Bruce Dow
    Amanda MacMullan
    The Linda Hammett Ory and Andrew Ory Charitable Trust
    Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser

  • Patron
    Bechtel Frank Erickson Architects
    Beverly and Bob Bernson
    Julie Bernson and Sergio Bautista
    The Boston Foundation
    Edmund and Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation in Honor of Yasmin Arshad
    Steve Corkin and Dan Maddalena
    The Family of Leah Dunn
    Martha Field in Honor of Maria Field
    Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz
    Marc Plonskier and Heni Koenigsberg

  • Supporter
    Anonymous in Honor of Yasmin Arshad
    The Arc of Massachusetts
    Brookline Community Foundation
    Division of Digital Psychiatry, BIDMC
    Sarah, Laura, and Andrew Eisenmann
    Jim and Audrey Foster
    Alice Friedman and Cameran Mason
    Joe Geller and Maria Benet in Memory of Marvin and Virginia Geller
    Barbara Ito and Jonathan Katz
    Beth Kantrowitz and Ben Scheindlin
    Gregory Liakos
    The Mast Family in Memory of Linda Carlisle
    Mongan Institute
    Faith and Glenn Parker in Honor of Lorri Berenberg
    Eleanor Peters and Stephen Chaletzly
    Point 32 Health
    Virginia Pye and John Ravenal
    Cynthia and Scott Randall
    Jake Randall
    Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
    Martha Richardson and Avrum Belzer
    Marla and Clifford Robinson in Honor of Beverly Bernson
    Kathy and Gary Sharpless in Honor of Cheryl Katz
    The Greater Yarmolinskys in Celebration of Yasmin Arshad
    Jean Yang

Banner Artwork by Jamilah Monroe and Bohill Wong