LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography
Reconsidering the pictures we remember. Revealing the stories we don’t know.
Portraits of Leadership
Responses to the Obama Portraits
Get Tickets Included with General Admission Portraits from the community featuring leaders of all kinds What does leadership look like? In response to...
The Obama Portraits Tour
Get Tickets Timed-Entry Ticket Required The acclaimed portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama come to the MFA on the final stop of...
The Stillness of Things
Photographs from the Lane Collection
This exhibition presents nearly 60 innovative photographs—all departures from the traditional still life—drawn from the MFA’s Lane Collection. Grouped...
Community Arts Initiative: Empowered Faces
“Empowered Faces” is a mixed-media mural that showcases young artists’ self-portraits through abstracted forms. Artist and educator Perla Mabel...
Philip Guston Now
Experience a retrospective of Philip Guston’s work, from Depression-era muralist and painter to contemporary master and voice for social justice.
Turner’s Modern World
See more than 100 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sketchbooks by J. M. W. Turner, including the MFA’s own Turner painting Slave Ship.
Real Photo Postcards
Pictures from a Changing Nation
In 1903, at the height of the worldwide craze for postcards, the Eastman Kodak Company unveiled a new product: the postcard camera. The device exposed...
Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black
Throughout his long career, American artist Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has reimagined history by bringing untold stories to the forefront of his work. Best...
Tattoos in Japanese Prints
Some of the world’s most popular tattoo motifs trace back to early 19th-century Edo (modern Tokyo), where tattoo artists took inspiration from color...