Through Traveling Exhibitions, the MFA is able to engage with audiences around the world. We invite you to experience our collections by visiting an MFA Traveling Exhibition at one of our global partner institutions.
World of the Pharaohs
This exhibition features more than 200 objects spanning 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, including monumental sculptures of King Ramesses II and the female pharaoh Hatshepsut; funerary reliefs, stelae and false doors from the tombs of elite officials; temple offerings; burial goods; and jewelry, amulets and cosmetic vessels used in everyday life. The rich variety of material offers visitors a window into ancient Egyptian beliefs about religion, kingship, the economy, the home and family, and life after death. Curated by Denise Doxey, curator, Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art.
|Museum of Idaho||February 15–November 30, 2008|
|Canadian Museum of Civilization||December 18, 2008–August 16, 2009|
|Arkansas Arts Center||September 12, 2009–July 5, 2010|
|Houston Museum of Natural Science||May 17, 2013–December 31, 2020|
Tattoos in Japanese Prints
Curated by Sarah E. Thompson, curator, Japanese Art, the exhibition draws on material featured in Tattoos in Japanese Prints (MFA Publications, 2017) and explores the social background, iconography, and visual splendor of Japanese tattoos through the printed media that helped to carry them from the streets of Edo-period Japan to 21st-century tattoo shops all over the world.
|Asian Art Museum||May 31–August 18, 2019|
In the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The exhibition offers a selection of 17th-century Dutch paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the promised gift of the Van Otterloo and Weatherbie collections. Featuring 70 paintings, the exhibition highlights the rise of new genres and themes, from landscapes, still lifes, and portraits to scenes of daily life and biblical and mythological subjects.
|Royal Ontario Museum||June 1–September 15, 2019|
|Saint Louis Art Museum||October 20, 2019–January 12, 2020|
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
This exhibition introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Curated by Kristen Gresh, Karsh Curator of Photographs.
|Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University||January 28–May 4, 2015|
|Carnegie Museum of Art||May 30–September 28, 2015|
|National Museum of Women in the Arts||April 8–July 31, 2016|
|Canadian War Museum||December 5, 2017–March 4, 2018|
|Ackland Art Museum||September 20–December 1, 2019|
This exhibition includes 140 works by Graciela Iturbide, one of Latin America’s most important and influential photographers today. Her photographs not only bear witness to Mexican society but express an intense personal and poetic lyricism about her native country. Curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs.
|Minneapolis Institute of Art||August 17–Decenber 15, 2019|