November 9, 2015 – February 19, 2016
100 Ways to Consider Time
“Marilyn Arsem: 100 Ways to Consider Time” debuts a new performance by Boston-based artist Marilyn Arsem (born in 1951). For six hours a day, every...
Made in the Americas
August 18, 2015 – February 15, 2016
The New World Discovers Asia
Extraordinary objects tell the story of the influence of Asia on the arts of colonial America. Within decades of the “discovery” of America by Spain...
October 11, 2015 – January 18, 2016
Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer
From nobles to merchants to milkmaids, Dutch artists in the time of Rembrandt and Vermeer portrayed all levels of society in masterful detail....
August 25, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Objects in Flux
Discover the dramatic changes in contemporary craft in recent years. Contemporary craft-based artists are finding new ways to fully explore their...
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...
Yours Sincerely, John S. SargentJuly 25, 2015 – November 15, 2015
John Singer Sargent comes to life through letters and lore Behind the renowned paintings of John Singer Sargent lies another legacy—a treasure trove...
Herb RittsMarch 14, 2015 – November 8, 2015
Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s, known for his beautifully printed, formally bold, and...
Community Arts Initiative
May 9, 2015 – October 11, 2015
Kids explore the elements of creativity! Over the past school year, approximately 140 children from the Museum’s ten Community Arts Initiative...
April 18, 2015 – September 13, 2015
SMFA graduate Gonzalo Fuenmayor explores notions of national identity, geographic displacement, and colonial histories in his first solo exhibition...