Friends of African and Oceanic Art

Baule Artists: Master Artists and Self-Taught Auteurs
October 20, 2016

Dr. Susan Vogel will join the Friends of the Arts of Africa and Oceania for a discussion a new theory of authorship in Baule art.  Dr. Vogel’s talk...

Workshops, Markets, and Palaces: The Making (and Unmaking) of African...
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
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

Feridun Özgören: Contemporary Ebru
October 27, 2016

Local Turkish artist, Feridun Özgören will be joining us to talk about the his technique in producing large scale works of ebru (water marbling) with...

Visions of Desire in Indian Painting and Poetry
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

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...

Youth on Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside
Chris Killip: In Flagrante Two and Other Work
December 1, 2016

Born on the Isle of Man, Chris Killip set out to pursue a career in photography beginning in the 1960s. Living in London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne,...

Le Pont de la Sainte
An Evening with Malcolm Daniel
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
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...
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
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
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

Acquisitions Evening
November 16, 2016

Over the years, the Print and Drawing Club has helped the Museum acquire over a hundred works by artists including Goya, Miró, de Kooning, Guérard,...

McCloskey and More
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
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...