Past Exhibitions

Writing the Future
Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

October 18, 2020–July 25, 2021

Reserve timed tickets to the first major exhibition to explore Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artwork in relation to his peers and hip-hop culture.

Murals for the Movement

September 26–November 23, 2020

This stirring outdoor installation is part of Murals for the Movement, Street Theory Gallery’s new public art initiative aimed at reimagining American...

Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits

March 1–12, 2020

A modern master turns his unflinching eye on himself

Personal Space
Self-Portraits on Paper

February 8, 2020–May 30, 2021

More than a reflection

Elsa Dorfman: Me and My Camera

February 8, 2020–May 30, 2021

Large-scale self-portraits radiating intimacy and warmth

Black Histories, Black Futures

January 20, 2020–January 17, 2022

Teen curators take action

Reimagining Home
Photographs by Bahman Jalali and Gohar Dashti

January 11–March 12, 2020

Two Iranian artists infuse documentation with imagination

SMFA at Tufts: Juried Student Exhibition 2019–2020

November 16, 2019–March 12, 2020

Works by the next generation of artists

Read My Lips

October 26, 2019–March 12, 2020

Four contemporary videos explore the female voice

Contemporary Art: Five Propositions

October 26, 2019–March 12, 2020

Reconsidering the MFA’s contemporary collection