MFA videos about the art and exhibitions you love are now available as free rentals, only for members. Enjoy this new member benefit periodically throughout the year to get behind-the-scenes access and hear from curators, artists, and more.

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Video Rental

Translating American Stories

This 50-minute talk goes deep into the development of “Translating American Stories,” the first initiative to bring multiple languages into the MFA’s permanent collection galleries. Led by Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, the presentation explores the project’s collaborative process, outreach to community members from diverse backgrounds, and fresh interpretations of historical art in the collection.

This video is available for a one-time 14-day rental per member through January 12, 2023.

Video Rental

Up Close with a Jewelry Curator

This 50-minute talk offers an in-depth look at a few highlights of the MFA’s extensive jewelry collection that are currently on view. Emily Stoehrer, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, shares the story behind the Museum’s dazzling starfish brooch, once owned by actress Claudette Colbert, and previews works by Winifred Mason, Joyce Scott, and Art Smith on view in the new “Art and Jazz” gallery.

This video is available for a one-time 14-day rental per member through January 12, 2023.