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,...

Untitled (detail) Chinese painting, 1911
"Eight Brokens" Chinese Painting Exhibition Preview
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, Nancy Berliner will present a behind the scenes lecture and tour of the Eight Brokens Chinese painting exhibition....

Friends of Film

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Friends of Photography

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

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

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...