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Sarah Braman, artist's digital rendering of "Life Shape," sculpture to be fabricated, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
Sarah Braman: Alive: Maud Morgan Prize 2013 November 23, 2013 - March 30, 2014

“Sarah Braman: Alive” debuts new sculpture, painting, and video by the Museum’s 2013 Maud Morgan Prize recipient. Established in 1993 in recognition of artist Maud Morgan (1903–99), the Prize honors a Massachusetts woman artist whose creativity and vision has made...

Dawit L. Petros, Colorscape, Coordinate #23, Ethiopia, 2013
Dawit L. Petros: Sense of Place October 26, 2013 - April 13, 2014

Part of an annual series of MFA exhibitions focusing on SMFA graduates of the past decade whose work has achieved international acclaim, “Dawit L. Petros: Sense of Place” features the photographs, video art, and sculpture of this 2007 SMFA Masters degree recipient. Petros was born in...

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John Singer Sargent Watercolors October 13, 2013 - January 20, 2014

Members see it first: early weekend entry through January 19. “To live with Sargent’s water-colours is to live with sunshine captured and held,” according to the painter’s first biographer. Presenting more than 90 of Sargent’s dazzling works, this exhibition, co-...

Piero della Francesca, "Senigallia Madonna," 1470s
Visiting Masterpiece: Piero della Francesca’s Senigallia Madonna: An Italian Treasure, Stolen and Recovered September 13, 2013 - January 6, 2014

Another visiting masterpiece has arrived as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture. Piero della Francesca’s 15th-century tempera and oil on panel, the Senigallia Madonna (1470s) is normally on view in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, in the Ducal Palace of Urbino. This exceptional...

She Who Tells A Story Exhibition
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World August 27, 2013 - January 12, 2014

“She Who Tells a Story” introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin...

Holland on Paper
Holland on Paper: The Age of Art Nouveau August 10, 2013 - February 23, 2014

In the era of Art Nouveau, from the 1890s through the turn of the century, there was a flourishing of new, imaginative art and craft throughout Europe. Holland also saw an explosion of inventive art and design in this period, including many expressive works on paper—posters, decorative...

Rembrandt the Etcher
Rembrandt the Etcher August 10, 2013 - February 17, 2014

Etching as a printmaking medium emerged in the early 16th century in Germany and Italy, but its full creative potential only was realized with Rembrandt Harmensz. Van Rijn’s activity as an etcher from 1630 to 1661. This exhibition of 45 works, drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection,...

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Hippie Chic July 16, 2013 - November 11, 2013

As the Woodstock generation challenged the status quo, a cultural revolution was born, and the world of fashion felt the reverberations. For the first time, haute couture designers weren’t dictating all the trends; instead, inspiration for many of the latest styles came from hippies and young...

Sacred Pages
Sacred Pages: Conversations about the Qur’an July 13, 2013 - February 23, 2014

“Sacred Pages” offers visitors a way to broaden their understanding of the Qur’an, Islam, and Islamic art. Drawing upon the MFA’s rich collection of loose pages from Qur’ans dating from medieval to modern times, this exhibition showcases 25 examples, illustrating their...

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An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection July 9, 2013 - March 30, 2014

This exhibition celebrates the Lane Collection, renowned for its deep holdings of the work of major American modernist photographers, including Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams—and given to the MFA by Saundra Lane in 2012. In addition to the early 20th-century American works...

Elegant Contortions
Elegant Contortions: Renaissance Prints July 9, 2013 - March 30, 2014

Mannerist artists went to extremes in their treatment of the human body. In the years after Raphael’s death in 1520, complex poses, intricate gestures, and esoteric symbolism replaced the harmony and balance of the High Renaissance. A self-consciously “stylish” style, Mannerism...

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Homer, Leighton, Manet: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 25, 2013 - July 7, 2013

The MFA’s Free Memorial Day Community Weekend marks the debut of three paintings lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Northeaster (1895) by Winslow Homer; Lachrymae (Tears, about 1894–95; completed by 1901) by Frederic, Lord Leighton; and The Monet Family in Their Garden at...

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To Boston With Love 2013 May 25, 2013 - July 7, 2013

This installation of more than 1700 hand-sewn flags strung across the Shapiro Family Courtyard was a response to 2013's Boston Marathon tragedy. The flags were created by quilters from nearly every state in the US and from countries around the world. The flags convey inspirational messages...

Ridley Howard
Ridley Howard: Fields and Stripes May 11, 2013 - October 27, 2013

Since graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA 1999), Ridley Howard has explored how 21st-century painting might capture intense yet oblique emotion. He pares down color and geometry into delicately composed portraits, landscapes, and abstractions that recall the cool psychology...

Michelangelo, "Cleopatra." Black chalk, 234 x 182 mm. Florence, Casa Buonarroti, inv. 2 F recto.
Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti April 23, 2013 - June 30, 2013

“Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti” features a rich and varied selection of 26 works from the master’s collection, preserved in the artist's family home, the Casa Buonarroti, in Florence. The exhibition includes many of...

Community Arts Initiative: Characters in the Collection
Community Arts Initiative: Characters in the Collection April 20, 2013 - October 6, 2013

What would it be like to live with works of art?  This is the question artist Andrew Oesch posed to children from the MFA’s eight partner community organizations in this year’s Community Arts Initiative Artist Project. Through drawings, writing, and performance exercises, the...

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