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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


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The Performance Art Program is supported by Lorraine Bressler


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