MFA has positioned itself as one of the first encyclopedic museums in the US to fully integrate performance art into its collection, exhibitions and programs. At the MFA, performance art encompasses a spectrum of live interactive experiences, and includes a range of works by local, national and international artists.
Currently on view, Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection is the first exhibition at the Museum to fully incorporate performance art on its checklist.
Above: Amanda Coogan, The Passing, 2011
Photo by Bob Raymond
Performance Art at the MFA is supported by Lorraine Bressler.
Amanda CooganSeptember 17, 2011 – September 18, 2011
7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Performance art that highlights the strength of the human spirit
Ann CarlsonSeptember 17, 2011 – September 18, 2011
7:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Performance art: Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore
Faith JohnsonSeptember 17, 2011 – September 18, 2011
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Faith Johnson conducts an interactive performance called "Messages."
Teresa MargollesSeptember 18, 2011
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Performance art that provides insight into life on the US-Mexico border
Performance Art - Raphael Montañez OrtízMarch 27, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Engage in a new performance, followed by screenings of rarely seen works
Odd Space Performance Art Event and Panel DiscussionMay 15, 2013
11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Odd Space Performance Art Event and Panel Discussion
Pedro Reyes' PharmasphereJuly 19, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pedro Reyes presents a new performance at the MFA, Pharmasphere
Dell Hamilton presents C.D.B. (Columbus Day Blues), 2013October 14, 2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Performance art that considers race, ethnicity, gender, and class
"Now, Speak!"January 20, 2014
9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Hear excerpts of historically significant speeches