Expand your knowledge of the MFA through new artistic experiences when you engage with the MFA’s galleries and experts. Each seminar-like section is led by a knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructor who guides participants in dialogues with the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Each section limited to 16 participants. Click on the title for more information, including the session dates.


In This Series
Ai Weiwei, Forever, 2003

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The Shock of the Really New
May 10, 2016
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Occurs every week.

Take a new look at futuristic fashion in “#techstyle” and contemporary installation art in “Megacities Asia.”

Pablo Picasso, The Rescue, 1932. Oil on Canvas. On loan from Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland. © Succession Picasso/ProLitteris, Zürich/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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Picasso at a Glance
June 1, 2016
10:30 am12:00 pm
Occurs every week.

Compare works in “Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso” and those in the MFA collection to learn more about Picasso in context.

Lawren Harris, Mountains in Snow: Rocky Mountain Paintings VII, 1929

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North American Landscapes
June 2, 2016
10:30 am12:00 pm
Occurs every week.

Stroll through the Art of the Americas Wing and view scenic, pristine landscapes.

Pablo Picasso, Standing Figure, 1908

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The Shocking New of 20th-Century Art
June 7, 2016
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Occurs every week every Tuesday.

Explore paintings in “Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso,” “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,” and those by other European and...

Kara Walker, The Rich Soil Down There, 2002

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Contemporary Art: In Relation
June 9, 2016
6:30 pm8:00 pm
Occurs every week every Thursday.

Using current issues in culture, society, and our own lives as lenses, uncover the relevance of contemporary artworks.

Bicycle sculpture

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"Megacities Asia"
June 21, 2016
1:00 pm2:30 pm
Occurs every week every Tuesday.

Explore the exhibition “Megacities Asia” and compare how today’s urban environments relate to ancient cities.

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Masterpieces at the MFA
July 12, 2016
10:30 am12:00 pm
Occurs every week every Tuesday.

Explore highlights of the MFA’s collections and ponder what makes a masterpiece a masterpiece.