Past Exhibitions

Fashioned by Sargent

October 8, 2023–January 15, 2024

Tickets Timed-Entry Ticket Required Who creates your image? In portraits by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), sitters assume elegant stances, the...

Strong Women in Renaissance Italy

September 9, 2023–January 7, 2024

When you think about Renaissance Italy, do the names Sofonisba Anguissola, Isabella d’Este, or Lavinia Fontana come to mind? These women, and many...

Matthew Wong: The Realm of Appearances

July 1, 2023–February 14, 2024

Matthew Wong achieved resounding critical acclaim during his short career, which spanned just six years, between 2013, when he began painting and...

Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures

July 1, 2023–February 11, 2024

Simply defined, a miniature is an object smaller than its parent object—compare a chair made for a dolls’ house at two inches tall with a normal-sized...

Ellsworth Kelly: The Plant Lithographs

June 28–December 18, 2023

“Since birth we get accustomed to seeing and thinking at the same time. But I think that if you can turn off the mind and look at things only with...

Something Old, Something New
Wedding Fashions and Traditions

May 27–October 1, 2023

Through fashion, jewelry, and photography from the 18th century to today, “Something Old, Something New” explores the origins of wedding customs in...

Emergence: Art from MFA Boston Staff

May 25–June 24, 2023

Presented at the Copley Society of Art on Newbury Street, this exhibition features artwork by MFA staff who explore the idea of emergence—the process...

Community Arts Initiative: From Farm to Craft Table

May 13–October 22, 2023

For “From Farm to Craft Table,” mixed-media artist Alexandra Adamo and children from twelve Boston-area community organizations learned about the...

E. Jane: Drenched in Light

May 6–October 1, 2023

Beyoncé. Bessie Smith. Viola Davis. Diahann Carroll. These are just a few of the icons who inform the vision of E. Jane, an artist exploring the labor...

Painted Tintypes: Photography for the People

April 1–October 15, 2023

Tintypes—or ferrotypes—were first introduced in the US in the 1850s. Made by printing photographic images onto sheets of thin metal, they were...