Looking Together

Imagining Afro-Latin American Worlds

Monday, October 16–Monday, November 6, 2023
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Occurring every Monday


The colonial world depended on enslaved Africans and their descendants for labor, creating material goods that traversed the globe. But Latin America’s culture was also dependent on imported African culture. Through miles of separation from their home continent, generations of descendants sustained and modified African culture in Latin America, making the region distinctly Afro.                                          

The MFA holds a number of artworks that illustrate this story. Venture across the Museum’s galleries, looking at works in different mediums to gain a holistic impression of Afro-Latin America: its history, influence, and legacy.

Leah Olivo, PhD candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

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Wheelchair accessible

Ticket Information

Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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