New Galleries, New Spaces
The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art
Seven new galleries introduce innovative approaches to contemporary art and design within the context of the MFA's collections. The wing is also a lively social space—a gateway to experience contemporary culture, including art, music, performances, film, readings, lectures, courses, and artist demonstrations.
Art Walls, “Sparking Dialogue” (163, 265, Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria)
On Level 2, “Sparking Dialogue” introduces text-based works (many in neon) by international artists, and another Art Wall showcases works by Wendy Jacob, 2011 winner of the MFA's Maud Morgan Prize. Two more Art Walls are on Level 1, where Mañana Man, by Kay Rosen, stretches along the length of the Galleria.
Dynamic Duration (264, Lizbeth and George Krupp Gallery)
The MFA’s first dedicated space equipped to present video and new media features three videos highlighting endurance over time.
Art can be. . . (263, Ives Family Gallery)
How do contemporary artists push our expectations of conventions or the physical form of art, inviting a more fluid understanding of what art can be?
What’s it about? (262, Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Gallery)
Contemporary artists focus on the present for inspiration, sometimes harnessing imagery from popular culture or focusing purely on color, material, and form.
Quote? Copy? Update? (261, Jeanne and Stokley Towles Gallery)
When artists quote art that has come before, they pose new questions. Contemporary works quoting historical forms offer fascinating juxtapositions with relevant works from the MFA’s collections.
Familiar–Altered (260, John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Gallery)
By changing the scale, detail, or presence of everyday forms, artists transform the familiar into the uncanny.
How’s it made? (259, Richard and Nancy Lubin Gallery)
Artists have seemingly infinite options for creating art—by hand, with assistants, by machine fabrication, or by digital techniques.
“Crafting Contemporary” (258, Daphne and Peter Farago Gallery)
This new light-filled gallery for contemporary craft and design features works in ceramics, wood, metal, glass, and fiber from the acclaimed Daphne Farago Collection.