Friends of African and Oceanic Art

Workshops, Markets, and Palaces: The Making (and Unmaking) of African...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Focusing on the art producing center of Foumban, this talk analyzes some of the historical developments and contemporary trends in the production and...

Red in Transition: The Meaning of Color in Indonesian Textiles
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dr. Ruth Barnes, The Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art at Yale University Art Gallery, will explore the cultural and social aspects associated...

Friends of Asian Art

Visions of Desire in Indian Painting and Poetry
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Molly Aitken, Associate Professor, Art History, The City College of New York and Allison Busch, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern,...

Friends of Film

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Friends of Photography

Le Pont de la Sainte
An Evening with Malcolm Daniel
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Malcolm Daniel, curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and an authority on nineteenth-century photographs, will join the Friends...

Lodz ghetto
Memory Unearthed: Photography from the Lodz Ghetto
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Join Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs, for a private tour of “Memory Unearthed: Photography from the Lodz Ghetto” (...

Heritage Remixed

Wilfredo Lam, Untitled, 1943. A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund
Darwin Cordoba Lecture: Making the Americas Modern: Images of...
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Guest lecturer Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, will...

Art of the Ancient Americas: Collection Highlights
Wednesday, 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...

Harriet Powers, Pictorial quilt (detail), 1895-98
Harriet Powers: The Pictorial Quilt Up Close
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Harriet Powers, an African American woman who was born a slave in Georgia in 1837, created this extraordinary quilt in 1895. Described as “expressive...

Print and Drawing Club

McCloskey and More
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It is said that a picture tells a thousand words. This holds particularly true in the realm of imagination and delight of children’s books. Enjoy a...

Matisse in the Studio
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Join Helen Burnham, the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings, on a private tour of the “Matisse in the Studio” exhibition (on view...