Lectures and Courses

Lectures

Fuel your curiosity with lectures from visual and performing artists, curators, conservators, critics, and authors.

Courses

Dive deeper into art and exhibitions with five-session courses. Sign up for all or just the sections that interest you most.

Looking Together

Choose from two-, three-, or four-session small-group discussions. Engage with the Museum’s collection and exhibitions in the galleries.

Events
Title Type Time
Discovery of the Self Lecture February 25, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Portraits Through the Ages Looking Together February 26–March 18, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
History of the MFA and Its Collections Lecture February 26, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Advice You Don't Want to Hear The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures February 26, 2020
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Painters of Modern Life: Transatlantic Impressionism Looking Together February 27–March 19, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Discovery of the Self Lecture February 27, 2020
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Lasting Impressions Barbara and Burton Stern Lecture March 1, 2020
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Modernity’s Mirrors Lecture March 3, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Art of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Near East Lecture March 4, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting Looking Together March 4–18, 2020
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
The Presence of the Past: Lucian Freud Lecture March 4, 2020
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Member Talk: “Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits” Lecture March 5, 2020
6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Modernity’s Mirrors Lecture March 5, 2020
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Elsa Dorfman and Self-Portraiture in Photography Lecture March 10, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Textile and Fashion Arts Lecture March 11, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Elsa Dorfman and Self-Portraiture in Photography Lecture March 12, 2020
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Gender and Self-Portraiture: The Personal Is Political Lecture March 17, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Art of Ancient Greece and Rome Lecture March 18, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Gender and Self-Portraiture: The Personal Is Political Lecture March 19, 2020
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Step into a World: Race, Art, and the Birth of Hip-Hop Lecture March 24, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Art of Asia Lecture March 25, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Madeline Miller: Making Art from the Past Estelle Shohet Brettman Memorial Lecture March 25, 2020
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Step into a World: Race, Art, and the Birth of Hip-Hop Lecture March 26, 2020
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Radiance: Basquiat in the 1980s Art World Lecture March 31, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Art of Europe Lecture April 1, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm