January 17, 2015 – April 27, 2015
Gustav Klimt’s "Adam and Eve"
For the first time in its history, the MFA will exhibit a painting by Gustav Klimt—among the most important artists of the early 20th century. Adam...
Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls?
December 20, 2014 – July 19, 2015
Chinese Paintings from the MFA, Boston
Images of women by Chinese artists from the 11th through the 20th century. Across all cultures, physical allure has been a central focus of depicting...
August 23, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Contemporary artist Shinique Smith returns to Boston with new exhibition of paintings, sculpture, installations, video, and performance. For the past...
Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay
January 17, 2015 – January 3, 2016
100 Years of American Ceramics
This exhibition explores ceramic art from the late 19th century to today–from the Arts and Crafts movement to Midcentury Modernism to Studio Craft...
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
November 15, 2014 – May 10, 2015
Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection
For decades, MFA visitors who read the small print have been familiar with the names of Jean and Fred Sharf. “Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf”...
National Pride (and Prejudice)November 15, 2014 – April 12, 2015
Works by artists who tackle issues of national identity. The American Flag, Stonehenge, Chairman Mao Zedong: instantly recognizable, powerful symbols...
Conversation PieceOctober 10, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Works that reference domestic objects encourage new types of interaction. In the 18th century, the term “conversation piece” referred to an informal...
Playing with Paper
September 13, 2014 – July 19, 2015
Japanese Toy Prints
Colorful 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints of games and toys. By the middle of the 19th century, color woodblock printing in Japan was so...
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