Dashti
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

During this critical time for Iran and the Arab world, as national and personal identities are being dismantled and rebuilt, contemporary photography reflects the complexities of unprecedented change. One of the most significant trends to emerge recently is the work of women photographers, whose...

John Galliano woman's evening dress worn by Cate Blanchett
Icons of Style

This exhibition celebrates the interconnected roles of fashion’s makers, the models who wear their designs, and the media that disseminate those looks to the world. Drawing on the MFA’s rich collection of costumes, fashion illustration, and photography, the exhibition will explore the...

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Figure, Fabric, Fantasy

Images of fashion exploded in the 20th century with the proliferation of ready-to-wear and glossy fashion magazines. As photography gradually became the medium of choice for fashion advertising, artists who worked by hand began to emphasize interpretation and impression over pure likeness. A...

John Perkins, "Cadillac Eldorado Front End Design: Model Year 1968," 1965
Great Age of the American Automobile

The images in this exhibition showcase the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. Providing a rare glimpse into the creative process behind the scenes at some of Detroit’s premiere car companies, they...