Current Exhibitions

Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits

March 1–May 25, 2020
A modern master turns his unflinching eye on himself

Women Take the Floor

September 13, 2019–May 3, 2021
Her vision, her voice across a century of art

Elsa Dorfman: Me and My Camera

February 8–June 21, 2020
Large-scale self-portraits radiating intimacy and warmth

Personal Space
Self-Portraits on Paper

February 8–June 21, 2020
More than a reflection

Black Histories, Black Futures

January 20, 2020–June 20, 2021
Teen curators take action

Reimagining Home
Photographs by Bahman Jalali and Gohar Dashti

January 11–July 12, 2020
Two Iranian artists infuse documentation with imagination

SMFA at Tufts: Juried Student Exhibition 2019–2020

November 16, 2019–April 12, 2020
Works by the next generation of artists

Read My Lips

October 26, 2019–October 25, 2020
Four contemporary videos explore the female voice

Contemporary Art: Five Propositions

October 26, 2019–May 4, 2020
Reconsidering the MFA’s contemporary collection

The Banner Project: Robert Pruitt

October 26, 2019–December 13, 2020
Monumental banners pay homage to the resilience of African aesthetics

Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Family and Friends

October 12, 2019–August 9, 2020
Celebrating a landmark gift of Chinese art

Conservation in Action: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture in a New Light

December 15, 2018–June 30, 2020
A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the conservation of seven Buddhist sculptures

Boston Made
Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork

November 17, 2018–January 3, 2021
More than a style, a philosophy