Friends of African and Oceanic Art

Collector’s Education: Bill Teel and The University Prints
September 14, 2016

The MFA owes the foundation of its collection of African and Oceanic art to Bertha and Bill Teel. Mr. Teel owned The University Prints, a company...

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

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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

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Print and Drawing Club

Sets and Series
September 29, 2016

Artists have been publishing series since the dawn of printmaking—think, for example, of Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut illustrations for the Apocalypse (...

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...