Montserrat Commencement – Class of 2022

Montserrat Commencement – Class of 2022

Commencement for the Montserrat College of Art Class of 2022 will be held Friday, May 20 at 10 at The Cabot Performing Arts Center, 186 Cabot St., Beverly, MA.

The college expects to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree to 85 graduating seniors during the annual ceremony. The keynote address will be given by artist Samuel Bak, whose work was on display in Montserrat Gallery this past winter. He will receive an honorary doctorate from the college. Mr. Bak’s work speaks to his memories of the holocaust, the hope people use to survive, and the resilience humans find when faced with such horror. President Kurt T. Steinberg recorded a talk with Mr. Bak during the winter that may be viewed to here learn more about him and his work.

The Class of 2022 has chosen Professor Ron DiRito, chair of the Studio Arts division as the faculty speaker this year, and Erein James Ruiz, a senior from River Edge, NJ who is studying interdisciplinary arts, as the student speaker.

The ceremony will also include remarks by President Steinberg, Dean Brian Pellinen and Montserrat Board Chair Mercedes Sherrod Evans.

Several awards will be given out to members of the class during the event, which will be live-streamed at Members of the Class of ’22 will be allowed to invite six guests each. Tickets are not required to enter.

The ceremony will last about an hour and a half and a reception will follow at the Beverly Common, adjacent to the college’s Hardie Building, where guests will be able to view the Senior Show in the Montserrat Gallery.

Questions may be directed to Jo Broderick, Chief of Staff, at

Contact Name


Contact Email


Contact Phone