Past Exhibitions

Earth Transformed
Chinese Ceramics

October 27, 2001–July 18, 2003

"Earth Transformed: Chinese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," was a special installation of 79 Chinese ceramics from the museum's renowned...

Fashion Photographs by William Wegman

October 21, 2001–January 6, 2002

In the late 90's, Photographer William Wegman began making large-format Polaroid portraits of his dogs dressed in contemporary designer fashions. This...

A Studio of Her Own
Women Artists in Boston 1870-1940

August 15–December 2, 2001

"A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston 1870-1940," presents over eighty of the finest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts created by...

Art of the Natural World
Recent Gifts from the Rosenblum Family Collection

June 2–December 2, 2001

For more than a millennium, the integral relationship between nature and art has been a highly revered belief in Chinese culture, particularly among...

American Folk

April 8–August 5, 2001

A lively display of extraordinary objects created by ordinary people, “American Folk” is the first major exhibition of folk art at the Museum...

Art and the Camera
The Photographs of F. Holland Day

December 6, 2000–March 25, 2001

This exhibition presented the multifaceted aspects of the life and work of the fascinating Boston figure Fred Holland Day, a turn-of-the-century...

Boston 1900

November 11, 2000–March 18, 2001

The sophistication and elegance of fin-de-siècle Boston was expressed in this exhibition of drawings, prints, posters, and books by artists working in...

Dangerous Curves
Art of the Guitar

November 5, 2000–February 25, 2001

From the royal courts of Europe to the fans at Woodstock, the guitar has captivated audiences for centuries. In the first exhibition dedicated to its...

Christian Boltanski

August 9–November 12, 2000

The simplicity of the materials used to create "Reflexion" belie the overwhelming effect of this evocative installation conceived by contemporary...

Charlotte Salomon
Life? or Theatre?

August 9–October 28, 2000

In response to personal tragedies and a world darkening with the rise of Nazi persecution, a young German Jewish woman created a series of small...