The Contemporaries

An Evening with Zanele Muholi
October 26, 2016

The Contemporaries and Friends of Photography welcome South African photographer Zanele Muholi to the MFA for an intimate discussion of her...

Director’s Screening: Do Not Resist
November 3, 2016

Join us for the New England premiere of an urgent and powerful documentary exploring of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States....

Around Town: Private look at shows on the Seaport
March 2, 2017

The Contemporaries visit the Fan Pier to celebrate a new era of connection and collaboration with the MFA’s historical partners, and the area’s...

An Evening with Daniela Rivera
April 5, 2017

The Contemporaries and SMFA Medici celebrate Chilean Artist and SMFA alumna Daniela Rivera, with an artist Q&A followed by a reception dinner in...

New York, New York: Frieze Art Fair
May 4, 2017May 5, 2017

The Contemporaries will revisit NYC with an eye to how the New York version of the London fair has grown curatorially and globally at its Randall’s...

Fashion Council

New York City Trip
April 26, 2017April 27, 2017

Biennially, the Fashion Council heads to the Big Apple to check out the full fashion scene in New York City, including studio visits, museum...

Karolik Society

William Merritt Chase and the Aesthetic Interior
October 26, 2016

Studios and living spaces were among artist William Merritt Chase’s favorite settings. He carefully arranged furnishings and fabrics almost as...

New York City: Americana Week with Historic New England
January 20, 2017

We continue our tradition of gathering Karolik Society members in New York during Americana week for a day of tours of private collections and behind...

Revival Styles in American Jewelry
March 1, 2017

The revival of lost styles is one of the most enduring qualities of American jewelry and decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Celebrate...

Art of the Ancient Americas
May 10, 2017

The MFA has world-class holdings of art from the ancient Americas, displayed in two stunning galleries in the Art of the Americas Wing. For this...

Laurel Society

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Swan Society

Terracotta wreath of lemons and pinecones surrounding two faced figure with serpent in middle
Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
November 17, 2016

Join Art of Europe Senior Curator and the exhibition’s organizer Marietta Cambareri for a personal look at Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in...

Visiting Masterpieces: Botticelli
April 20, 2017

Our year of celebrating the Renaissance in Florence continues with an evening devoted to the first Botticelli exhibition held in North America,...

Robert J. Boardingham Memorial Lecture
May 10, 2017

The annual Boardingham Memorial Lecture continues our proud tradition of celebrating Modern European art. Next May, Dr. Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator...